Prashant Kamat, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, has been named a 2013 Langmuir Lecturer. Kamat will deliver a plenary lecture in a special session of the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division program at the 246th ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis in September.
The lecture was named for Irving Langmuir, an American chemist and physicist who earned the 1932 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in surface chemistry, becoming the first industrial chemist to become a Nobel laureate. The American Chemical Society's journal for surface science research is named Langmuir in his honor.
Kamat's research focuses on improving energy conversion efficiencies in the mechanistic and kinetic details of charge transfer processes in nanostructured assemblies. His projects focus on nanotechnology and materials chemistry, solar energy conversion, chemical processes in heterogeneous media, and solar fuels.
The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society presents the Langmuir award annually. The Division is one of the most active in the American Chemical Society with 2,500 members throughout the world.