Prashant Kamat

Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science

206 Radiation Research Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-5411


Research Areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical/Analytical Chemistry

Research Specialties

  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Measurement

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Year Title
2010-present Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, University of Notre Dame
2006-present Professor, University of Notre Dame
1983-2006 Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame
1981-1983 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas, Austin
1979-1981 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Boston University
1977-1979 Scientist, Hindustan Lever Research Center, Bombay, India
1979 Ph.D., in Physical Chemistry, Bombay University, India
1974 M.S. in Chemistry, Bombay University, India
1972 B.S. in Chemistry, Kamatak University, India

Selected Awards

2022   Porter Medal

2022   Richard E. Smalley Research Award, The Electrochemical Society

2022   Fellow, Materials Research Society

2016, 2015   Most Cited Researchers, Thomson Reuters

2016   Top 500 Living Chemists with Highest h-index, Chemistry World

2015   Pravasi Fellow, Indian National Science Academy

2014   Research Achievement Award, University of Notre Dame

2013   Langmuir Lectureship Award

2011   Fellow, American Chemical Society

2010   Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2008   Fellow, The Electrochemical Society

Research Interests

The emphasis of our research is to elucidate the mechanistic and kinetic details of charge transfer processes in nanostructured assemblies with an objective to improve energy conversion efficiencies. Research projects in the following arease are currently being pursued.

  • Nanotechnology/Materials Chemistry. Metal and semiconductor nanostructures, Carbon Nanotubes and graphene based systems (synthesis, characterization, and surface functionalization; optical properties, photoelectrochemistry; and sensor applications).
  • Solar Energy Conversion. Design of inorganic-organic nanoassemblies for light energy conversion, and Quantum dot photovoltaics.
  • Chemical Processes in Heterogeneous Media.Surface photochemical processes, Molecular clusters, Ultrafast radiation and photochemical events at mesoscale, Mechanism and kinetics of photoeffects at semiconductor/electrolyte interface.
  • Solar fuels: Semiconductor metal composites for photocatalytic hydrogen production, electrochemical and photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2

Selected Publications

  • Kamat, P. V. "Best Research Practices in Energy Conversion and Storage: A Virtual Issue" 2023 ACS Energy Letters, 8 (5), pp.2475-2477. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.3c00776.
  • Kipkorir, A.; Jin, X. Y.; Gao, H. F. and Kamat, P. V. "Photoinduced Electron Transfer Across the Polymer-Capped CsPbBr3 Interface in a Polar Medium" 2023 Journal of Chemical Physics, 158 (14), 144702. DOI: 10.1063/5.0143920.
  • DuBose, J. T. and Kamat, P. V. "How Pendant Groups Dictate Energy and Electron Transfer in Perovskite-Rhodamine Light Harvesting Assemblies" 2023 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145 (8), pp.4601-4612. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c12248.
  • Chakkamalayath, J.; Hiott, N. and Kamat, P. V. "How Stable is the 2D/3D Interface of Metal Halide Perovskite Under Light and Heat?" 2023 ACS Energy Letters, 8 (1), pp.169-171. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.2c02408.
  • Mathew, P. S.; Szabo, G.; Kuno, M. and Kamat, P. V. "Phase Segregation and Sequential Expulsion of Iodide and Bromide in Photoirradiated Ruddlesden-Popper 2D Perovskite Films" 2022 ACS Energy Letters, 7 (11), pp.3982-3988. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.2c02026.
  • Grigioni, I.; Polo, A.; Dozzi, M. V.; Stamplecoskie, K. G.; Jara, D. H.; Kamat, P. V. and Selli, E. "Enhanced Charge Carrier Separation in WO3/BiVO4 Photoanodes Achieved Via Light Absorption in the BiVO4 Layer" 2022 ACS Applied Energy Materials, 5 (11), pp.13142-13148. DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.2c02597.