Prashant Kamat

Prashant Kamat

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Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science

Office: 223B RRB
Phone: 574-631-5411

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Areas of Expertise

Inorganic chemistry, physical/analytical chemistry, energy, materials and measurement.

Prashant Kamat has for nearly three decades worked to build bridges between physical chemistry and material science by developing advanced nanomaterials for cleaner and more efficient light energy conversion. His research has made significant contributions to four areas: (1) Photoinduced catalytic processes using semiconductor and metal nanoparticles, nanostructures and nanocomposites, (2) Development of light energy harvesting assemblies (e.g., quantum dots and inorganic-organic hybrid assemblies) for next generation solar cells, (3) Utilization of carbon nanostructures (SWCNT and graphene) as conducting scaffolds to collect and transport charge carriers in solar cells and fuel cells, and (4) Environmental remediation using advanced oxidation processes and chemical sensors.


Thomson Reuters names 5 Notre Dame faculty among the top 1 percent of highly cited scholars

Thomson Reuters names three Notre Dame faculty among the world’s most influential scientific minds

Faculty honored with awards at President’s Dinner

Researchers identify a low-cost alternative material for next-generation solar cells

New research leads to sensors that detect contaminants in water

Notre Dame researchers develop paint-on solar cells

Ten Notre Dame faculty members named AAAS fellows

Brennecke, Kamat included in listing of top 100 chemists

Seed fund projects focus on clean energy