Prashant V. Kamat

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Prashant V. Kamat
Born India
Nationality United States
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).

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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.[1] He is the first editor in chief of ACS Energy 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.[2] 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.[3] He was listed among the world's most cited materials scientists by Elsevier Scopus in 2016.[4] He is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Chemical Society.

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