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

  • 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." Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 200.
  • Morozov, Y. V.; Draguta, S.; Zhang, S.; Cadranel, A.; Wang, Y.; Janko, B.; Kuno, M. "Defect-Mediated CdS Nanobelt Photoluminescence Up-Conversion." J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 16607-16616.
  • Brennan, M. C.; Zinna, J.; Kuno, M. "Existence of a Size-Dependent Stokes Shift in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals." ACS Energy Lett. 2017, 2, 1487-1488.
  • Yoon, S. J.; Kuno, M.; Kamat, P. V. "Shift Happens. How Halide Ion Defects Influence Photoinduced Segregation in Mixed Halide Perovskites." ACS Energy Lett.2017, 2, 1507-1514.
  • Zhukovskyi, M.; Plashnitsa, V.; Petchsang, N.; Ruth, A.; Bajpai, A.; Vietmeyer, F.; Wang, Y.; Brennan, M.; Pang, Y.; Werellapatha, K.; Bunker, B.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Luo, T.; Janko, B.; Fay, P.; Kuno, M. "Molybdenum Carbamate Nanosheets as a New Class of Potential Phase Change Materials." Nano Lett. 2017, 17, 3902-3906.
  • Ruth, A.; Hayashi, M.; Zapol, P.; Si, J.; McDonald, M. P.; Morozov, Y. V.; Kuno, M.; Janko, B. "Fluorescence intermittency originates from reclustering in two-dimensional organic semiconductors." Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 14521.

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