Masaru K. Kuno

Masaru K. Kuno

Low Dimensional Nanomaterials


Professor, University of Notre Dame
Concurrent Professor, Department of Physics, 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

Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
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 Publications

  • Kuno, M.; Prorok, M.; Zhang, S. B.; Huynh, H. and Miller, T. "Deciphering the US News and World Report Ranking of US Chemistry Graduate Programs" 2022 Scientometrics, 127 (5), pp.2131-2150. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-022-04317-6.
  • Kniazev, K.; Pavlovetc, I. M.; Zhang, S.; Kim, J.; Stevenson, R. L.; Doudrick, K. and Kuno, M. "Using Infrared Photothermal Heterodyne Imaging to Characterize Micro- and Nanoplastics in Complex Environmental Matrices" 2021 Environmental Science & Technology, 55 (23), pp.15891-15899. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c05181.
  • Zhang, S.; Kniazev, K.; Pavlovetc, I. M.; Zhang, S. B.; Stevenson, R. L. and Kuno, M. "Deep Image Restoration for Infrared Photothermal Heterodyne Imaging" 2021 Journal of Chemical Physics, 155 (21), 214202. DOI: 10.1063/5.0071944.
  • Pavlovetc, I. M.; Ruth, A.; Gushchina, I.; Ngo, L.; Zhang, S. B.; Zhang, Z. M. and Kuno, M. "Distinguishing Models for Mixed Halide Lead Perovskite Photosegregation Via Terminal Halide Stoichiometry" 2021 ACS Energy Letters, 6 (6), pp.2064-2071. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00790.
  • Zhang, Z. M.; Zhang, S. B.; Gushchina, I.; Guo, T. L.; Brennan, M. C.; Pavlovetc, I. M.; Grusenmeyer, T. A. and Kuno, M. "Excitation Energy Dependence of Semiconductor Nanocrystal Emission Quantum Yields" 2021 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12 (16), pp.4024-4031. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00811.
  • DuBose, J. T.; Mathew, P. S.; Cho, J. S.; Kuno, M. and Kamat, P. V. "Modulation of Photoinduced Iodine Expulsion in Mixed Halide Perovskites with Electrochemical Bias" 2021 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12 (10), pp.2615-2621. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00367.

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