Masaru K. Kuno

Masaru K. Kuno

Low Dimensional Nanomaterials


Professor, University of Notre Dame
Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
Research Scientist, US Naval Research Laboratory
Postdoctoral Fellow, JILA/University of Colorado
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A. in Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis

Selected Awards

Cottrell Teacher Scholar Fellowhip
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research Interests

Single molecule absorption and emission microscopy of nanoscale materials. Fluorescence intermittency of colloidal semiconductor quantum dots. Synthesis and characterization of colloidal semiconductor quantum dots and nanowires. Applications of low dimensional materials towards renewable energy solutions.

Recent Papers

  • Brennan, M. C., Kuno, M., Rouvimov, S. "Crystal Structure of Individual CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocubes" 2019 Inorganic Chemistry, 58 (2), pp. 1555-1560. DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b03078.
  • Morozov, Y. V., Zhang, S., Pant, A., Jankó, B., Melgaard, S. D., Bender, D. A., Pauzauskie, P. J., Kuno, M. "Can lasers really refrigerate CdS nanobelts?" 2019 Nature, 570 (7762), pp. E60-E61. DOI:10.1038/s41586-019-1269-1.
  • Zhukovskyi, M., Yashan, H., Kuno, M. "Low-dimensional II–VI semiconductors for photocatalytic hydrogen generation" 2019 Research on Chemical Intermediates, 45 (8), pp. 4249-4260. DOI:10.1007/s11164-019-03904-2.
  • Morozov, Y. V., Zhang, S., Janko, B., Kuno, M. "Charge and thermal modeling of a semiconductor-based optical refrigerator" 2018 Applied Physics Letters, 113 (18), DOI:10.1063/1.5049376.
  • Ruth, A., Brennan, M. C., Draguta, S., Morozov, Y. V., Zhukovskyi, M., Janko, B., Zapol, P., Kuno, M. "Vacancy-Mediated Anion Photosegregation Kinetics in Mixed Halide Hybrid Perovskites: Coupled Kinetic Monte Carlo and Optical Measurements" 2018 ACS Energy Letters, 3 (10), pp. 2321-2328. DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01369.
  • Chatterjee, R., Pavlovetc, I.M., Aleshire, K., Kuno, M. "Single Semiconductor Nanostructure Extinction Spectroscopy" 2018 Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (29), pp. 16443-16463. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00790.

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