Prashant V. Kamat
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|Prashant V. Kamat|
|Occupation||John A. Zahm Professor of Science, University of Notre Dame|
|Known for||Light Energy Conversion|
Prashant V. Kamat is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Principal Scientist of Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame. He is affiliated with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as a Concurrent Professor. He earned his masters (1974) and doctoral degree (1979) in Physical Chemistry from Bombay University, and carried out his postdoctoral research at Boston University (1979–1981) and University of Texas at Austin (1981–1983).
Kamat has made significant research contributions to physical chemistry and material science, seeking to utilize nanomaterials and nanomaterial heterostructures for light energy conversion. Recently his research efforts have focused heavily on Quantum dot solar cell development. He has published more than 450 peer-reviewed journal papers, review articles and book chapters. He has edited two books in the area of nanoscale materials. These publications have been widely cited in the scientific community, giving Dr. Kamat nearly 35,000 citations and an h-index of over 100. He is currently the deputy editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. He was a fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science during 1997 and 2003 and was presented 2006 Honda-Fujishima Lectureship award by the Japan Photochemical Society. In 2008 he became a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, and in 2011 he received the CRSI medal by the Chemical Research Society of India. In 2013 he was awarded the Langmuir Lectureship award. In 2011 he was #59 on the list of the Top 100 Chemists, 2000-2010 by Thomson Reuters with an impact (citations per paper) of 64.91. He is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Chemical Society.
- doi:10.1021/am405196u Recent Advances in Quantum Dot Surface Chemistry ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014 ASAP.
- doi:10.1021/ja411014k An Inorganic Hole Conductor for Organo-Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. Improved Hole Conductivity with Copper Iodide Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014 136 (2) 758-764.
- doi:10.1021/ja403807f Metal-Cluster-Sensitized Solar Cells. A New Class of Thiolated Gold Sensitizers Delivering Efficiency Greater Than 2% Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013 135 (24) 8822-8825.
- doi:10.1021/nn401794k Making Graphene Holey. Gold-Nanoparticle-Mediated Hydroxyl Radical Attack on Reduced Graphene Oxide ACS Nano, 2013 7 (6) 5546-5557.
- doi:10.1021/jz400052e Quantum Dot Solar Cells. The Next Big Thing in Photovoltaics Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2013 4 (6) 908-918.
- doi:10.1021/ar300248f Graphitic Design: Prospects of Graphene-Based Nanocomposites for Solar Energy Conversion, Storage, and Sensing Accounts of Chemical Research, 2013 46 (10) 2235-2243.
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