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

  • Ravi, V.K., Scheidt, R.A., Dubose, J., Kamat, P.V. "Hierarchical Arrays of Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals through Electrophoretic Deposition" 2018 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (28), pp. 8887-8894. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b04803
  • Samu, G.F., Scheidt, R.A., Zaiats, G., Kamat, P.V., Jan├íky, C. "Electrodeposition of Hole-Transport Layer on Methylammonium Lead Iodide Film: A Strategy to Assemble Perovskite Solar Cells" 2018 Chemistry of Materials, 30 (13), pp. 4202-4206. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01521
  • Kobosko, S.M., Kamat, P.V. "Indium-Rich AgInS2-ZnS Quantum Dots - Ag-/Zn-Dependent Photophysics and Photovoltaics" 2018 Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (26), pp. 14336-14344. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03001
  • Zhang, X., Chen, Y.-S., Kamat, P.V., Ptasinska, S. "Probing Interfacial Electrochemistry on a Co3O4 Water Oxidation Catalyst Using Lab-Based Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy" 2018 Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (25), pp. 13894-13901. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01012
  • Kamat, P.V., Hartland, G.V. "Plasmons for Energy Conversion" 2018 ACS Energy Letters, 3 (6), pp. 1467-1469. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00721
  • Balakrishnan, S.K., Kamat, P.V. "Ligand Assisted Transformation of Cubic CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals into Two-Dimensional CsPb2Br5 Nanosheets" 2018 Chemistry of Materials, 30 (1), pp. 74-78. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04142

Contact Information

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