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

Porter Medal
Richard E. Smalley Research Award, The Electrochemical Society
Fellow, Materials Research Society
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
Langmuir Lectureship Award
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 Publications

  • Chakkamalayath, J.; Hartland, G. V. and Kamat, P. V. "Photoinduced Transformation of Cs(2)Au(2)Br(6)into CsPbBr(3)Nanocrystals Br" 2022 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 13 (13), pp.2921-2927. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c00473.
  • DuBose, J. T.; Christy, A.; Chakkamalayath, J. and Kamat, P. V. "Transformation of Perovskite Nanoplatelets to Large Nanostructures Driven by Solvent Polarity" 2022 ACS Materials Letters, 4 (1), pp.93-101. DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00663.
  • DuBose, J. T. and Kamat, P. V. "Directing Energy Transfer in Halide Perovskite-Chromophore Hybrid Assemblies" 2021 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143 (45), pp.19214-19223. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c09867.
  • Kipkorir, A.; DuBose, J.; Cho, J. S. and Kamat, P. V. "CsPbBr3-CdS Heterostructure: Stabilizing Perovskite Nanocrystals for Photocatalysis" 2021 Chemical Science, 12 (44), pp.14815-14825. DOI: 10.1039/d1sc04305f.
  • Cho, J.; Mathew, P. S.; DuBose, J. T. and Kamat, P. V. "Photoinduced Halide Segregation in Ruddlesden-Popper 2D Mixed Halide Perovskite Films" 2021 Advanced Materials, 33 (48), 2105585. DOI: 10.1002/adma.202105585.
  • Dey, A.; Ye, J. Z.; De, A.; Debroye, E.; Ha, S. K.; Bladt, E.; Kshirsagar, A. S.; Wang, Z. Y.; Yin, J.; Wang, Y.; Quan, L. N.; Yan, F.; Gao, M. Y.; Li, X. M.; Shamsi, J.; Debnath, T.; Cao, M. H.; Scheel, M. A.; Kumar, S.; Steele, J. A.; Gerhard, M.; Chouhan, L.; Xu, K.; Wu, X. G.; Li, Y. X.; Zhang, Y. N.; Dutta, A.; Han, C.; Vincon, I.; Rogach, A. L.; Nag, A.; Samanta, A.; Korgel, B. A.; Shih, C. J.; Gamelin, D. R.; Son, D. H.; Zeng, H. B.; Zhong, H. Z.; Sun, H. D.; Demir, H. V.; Scheblykin, I. G.; Mora-Sero, I.; Stolarczyk, J. K.; Zhang, J. Z.; Feldmann, J.; Hofkens, J.; Luther, J. M.; Perez-Prieto, J.; Li, L.; Manna, L.; Bodnarchuk, M. I.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Roeffaers, M.; Pradhan, N.; Mohammed, O. F.; Bakr, O. M.; Yang, P. D.; Muller-Buschbaum, P.; Kamat, P. V.; Bao, Q. L.; Zhang, Q.; Krahne, R.; Galian, R. E.; Stranks, S. D.; Bals, S.; Biju, V.; Tisdale, W. A.; Yan, Y.; Hoye, R. and Polavarapu, L. "State of the Art and Prospects for Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals" 2021 ACS Nano, 15 (7), pp.10775-10981. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c08903.

Contact Information

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