Prashant Kamat

Prashant Kamat

Nanostructure Architectures, Energy Conversion, Environmental Remediation


Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, University of Notre Dame
Professor, University of Notre Dame
Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas, Austin
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Boston University
Scientist, Hindustan Lever Research Center, Bombay, India
Ph.D., in Physical Chemistry, Bombay University, India
M.S. in Chemistry, Bombay University, India
B.S. in Chemistry, Kamatak University, India

Selected Awards

2016, 2015
Most Cited Researchers, Thomson Reuters
Top 500 Living Chemists with Highest h-index, Chemistry World
Pravasi Fellow, Indian National Science Academy
Research Achievement Award, University of Notre Dame
Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics, American Chemical Society
Fellow, American Chemical Society
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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

Recent Papers

  • Abbas, M. A., Yoon, S. J., Kim, H., Lee, J., Kamat, P. V., Bang, J. H. "Ag(I)-Thiolate-Protected Silver Nanoclusters for Solar Cells: Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Look into the Photoelectrode/Electrolyte Interface" 2019 ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11 (13), DOI:10.1021/acsami.9b00049.
  • Balog, Á., Samu, G. F., Kamat, P. V., Janáky, C. "Optoelectronic Properties of CuI Photoelectrodes" 2019 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 10 (2), pp. 259-264. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03242.
  • Elmelund, T., Scheidt, R. A., Seger, B., Kamat, P. V. "Bidirectional Halide Ion Exchange in Paired Lead Halide Perovskite Films with Thermal Activation" 2019 ACS Energy Letters, 4 (8), pp. 1961-1969. DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01280.
  • Kamat, P. V. "Absolute, Arbitrary, Relative, or Normalized Scale? How to Get the Scale Right" 2019 ACS Energy Letters, 4 (8), pp. 2005-2006. DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01571.
  • Samu, G. F., Balog, Á., De Angelis, F., Meggiolaro, D., Kamat, P. V., Janáky, C. "Electrochemical hole injection selectively expels iodide from mixed halide perovskite films" 2019 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141 (27), pp. 10812-10820. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b04568.
  • Samu, G. F., Scheidt, R. A., Balog, Á., Janáky, C., Kamat, P. V. "Tuning the Excited-State Dynamics of CuI Films with Electrochemical Bias" 2019 ACS Energy Letters, 4 (3), pp. 702-708. DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00182.

Contact Information

  • Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science
  • Office: 223B Radiation Research Laboratory
  • Phone: 574-631-5411
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