The Kamat Group

Ph. D. Thesis

  1. Seog Joon Yoon, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, April 2017)
    Role of Mixed Halide on Properties of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovksite Compunds

  2. Danilo H. Jara Quinteros, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, April 2017)
    Photophysical and Photovoltaic Properties of CuInS2 Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots

  3. Joseph S. Manser, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, April 2016)
    Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskites for Light Energy Conversion: Excited State Properties and Photovoltaic Applications

  4. Yong-Siou Chen, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, April 2016)
    Organometal halide perovskites and gold nanoclusters for solar energy conversion

  5. Douglas A. Hines, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, April 2015)
    Excited State Reactions at the Quantum Dot Surface

  6. Jeffrey A. Christians, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, April 2015)
    Mesostructured Thin Film Solar Cells: Examining Hole Transfer Mechanisms and Device Stability

  7. James Radich, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, April 2014)
    Reduced Graphene Oxide-Based Nanoassembiles for Energy Storage

  8. Sachidananda Krishnamurthy, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, April 2014)
    Graphene-Based Assemblies: Electron Transfer Processes and Energy Conversion Applications

  9. Sean Murphy, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, April 2013)
    Metal Nanoparticle-Graphene Oxide Composites: Photophysical Properties and Sensing Applications

  10. Ian Lightcap, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, April 2012)
    Excited State Interactions in Graphene Oxide-Semiconductor/Metal Nanoparticle Architectures for Sensing and Energy Conversion

  11. Benjamin Meekins, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, April 2012)
    Controlling Interfacial Transfer Processes for Improved Photoelectrochemical Performance

  12. Matthew Becker, Ph.D. (Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, December 2011)
    Toward the Structural Understanding and Improved Performance of Quantum Dot Solar Cells

  13. Clifton Harris, Ph.D. (Department of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, March 2011)
    Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Semiconductor Quantum Dots in Confined Media

  14. David Baker, Ph.D.(Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, March 2011)
    On the Advancement of Quantum Dot Solar Cell Performance Through Enhanced Charge Carrier Dynamics.

  15. Kevin Tvrdy, Ph.D.(Department of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, March 2011)
    Electron Transfer Reactions in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells

  16. Yanghai Yu, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame. June 2010 Co-Advisor: M. Ken Kuno)
    Photoelectronic Properties of CdSe and CdTe Nanowires

  17. Brian Seger, Ph.D.(Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering University of Notre Dame. June 2009)
    Electrocatalytic and Photoelectrocatalytic Aspects of Proton Exchange Membrane Based Nanostructured Assemblies

  18. Istvan Robel, Ph.D. (Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, May 2007)
    Molecularly Wired Nanocomposites:Charge Transfer in Semiconductor, Metal, and Carbon Nanotube Architectures

  19. Roxana Nicolaescu, Ph.D. (Department of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, June 2004)
    Radical Induced Transformations of N-Heterocyclic Compounds. Mechanistic and Kinetic Aspects study

  20. V. Subramanian, Ph.D. (Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering University of Notre Dame. May 2004)
    Photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic aspects of semiconductor-metal nanocomposites study

  21. Julie Peller, Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame, May 2003)
    Hydroxyl radical mediated transformations of Herbicide, 2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and related compounds study

  22. Di Liu, Ph.D. (Univ. of Notre Dame, November 1996)
    Photophysics, photochemistry and photoelectrochemistry of dye-capped semiconductor nanoclusters study

  23. Daniel Schmelling, Ph.D. (Univ. of Notre Dame, May 1996)
    The photocatalytic behavior of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene in titanium dioxide systems: Photochemical, electrochemical and radiolytic investigations

  24. Ulick Stafford, Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame, May 1995)
    Photocatalytic oxidation of a model halogenated aromatic compound. A mechanistic study

Masters Thesis

  1. Sebastian Snowberger, M.S. (Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, April 2016)
    Crystal Synthesis and Optical Properties of Cesium Lead Halide Solar Cells

  2. Di Liu, M.S. (University of Notre Dame May 1994)
    Photoelectrochemical behavior of thin CdSe and coupled TiO2-CdSe films

  3. Julie Peller, M.S. (Univ. of Notre Dame, July 1999)
    Radiolytic and sonolytic degradation of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

  4. Ben Merritt, M.S. (Department of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, May 2007)
    The Effect of 1.4-Diaminoanthraquinone as a Conductive Linker in Chromophore Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles

Ph. D. Degree

Research Work conducted at Notre Dame, Thesis Submitted to External Universities

  1. Idriss Bedja, Ph.D. (Univ. of Quebec, Canada, December 1996)
    Photoelectrochimie des systemes a semiconducteurs nanocristallins:Spectroelectro-chimie des effets de stockage d'electrons et du processus de photosensibilisation

  2. C. Nasr, Ph.D. (Univ. of Quebec, Canada, Thesis December 1998)
    Étude de la photosensibilisation et du transferet inverse d'électrons dans les cellules photoelectrochimiques basées sur les semiconducteurs nanocristallins SnO2.

  3. Adam Zacheis, Ph.D. (Northwestern Univ., April 2001)
    Degradation of contaminants adsorbed to Heterogeneous surfaces using Ionizing Radiation.

Masters Degree

Research Work conducted at Notre Dame, Thesis Submitted to External Universities

  1. Ali Chami Khazraji, M.S. (U. of Quebec, Trois Riveres December 1999)
    Contrôle d'agrégation du sensibilisateur organique, la mérocyanine 540 (MC 540), afin d'obtenir des cellules photoélectrochimiques efficaces.

  2. Said Barazzouk, M.S. (U. of Quebec, Trois Riveres December 2000)
    Caractérisation des états excités de pinacyanol et de la cellule-photoélectrochimique utilisant le pinacyanol comme sensibilisateur

Postdoctoral Scholars

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