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

  • 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
  • Ravi, V.K., Scheidt, R.A., Nag, A., Kuno, M., Kamat, P.V. "To Exchange or Not to Exchange. Suppressing Anion Exchange in Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites with PbSO4-Oleate Capping" 2018 ACS Energy Letters, 3 (4), pp. 1049-1055. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00380
  • Draguta, S., Christians, J.A., Morozov, Y.V., Mucunzi, A., Manser, J.S., Kamat, P.V., Luther, J.M., Kuno, M. "A quantitative and spatially resolved analysis of the performance-bottleneck in high efficiency, planar hybrid perovskite solar cells" 2018 Energy and Environmental Science, 11 (4), pp. 960-969. DOI: 10.1039/c7ee03654j​​​​​​​
  • Chatterjee, R., Pavlovetc, I.M., Aleshire, K., Hartland, G.V., Kuno, M.​​​​​​​ "Subdiffraction Infrared Imaging of Mixed Cation Perovskites: Probing Local Cation Heterogeneities" 2018 ACS Energy Letters, 3 (2), pp. 469-475. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01306
  • Brennan, M.C., Draguta, S., Kamat, P.V., Kuno, M. "Light-Induced Anion Phase Segregation in Mixed Halide Perovskites" 2018 ACS Energy Letters, 3 (1), pp. 204-213. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01151​​​​​​​
  • Draguta, S., Sharia, O., Yoon, S.J., Brennan, M.C., Morozov, Y.V., Manser, J.M., Kamat, P.V., Schneider, W.F., Kuno, M. "Rationalizing the light-induced phase separation of mixed halide organic-inorganic perovskites" 2017 Nature Communications, 8 (1), 200. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00284-2

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