The Kamat Group

Postdocs

Dr. Rabeka Alam

Rabeka Alam received her BS in Chemistry in 2009 from Fordham University and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Syracuse University in 2013. She is currently a Postdoctoral researcher in the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. Her expertise is in materials chemistry, and she has experience in synthesis, functionalization, and characterization of nanomaterials, energy transfer studies, and the development of nanomaterial based chemical sensors.
Email: rabeka.alam.5@nd.edu





Dr. Gary Zaiats

Gary Zaiats, received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (2002), M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (2010) and Ph.D. in Chemistry (2015), all the degrees were obtained from Technion, Israel. Beside academic training, Gary worked on R&D projects for IDF where he focused on formulation of rubber blends, characterization and simulation (including failure analysis) under static loads at varying environmental conditions. During the PhD project, under supervision of Professor Efrat Lifshitz, he examined properties of PbSe/CdSe core/shell nanoparticles, including: morphology, stability, simulation of charge distribution and coupling to plasmonic excitation. Gary joined the group of Professor Prashant Kamat in July 2015 as a postdoctoral research associate. His current research focuses on understanding charge dynamics in multinary quantum dots for photoelectric applications. When Gary is not in the lab, he enjoys to spend a time with his family, travelling and running.
Email: Gary.Zaiats.1@nd.edu






Dr. Subila Balakrishnan

Bio coming soon!
Email: Subila.KurukkalBalakrishnan.1@nd.edu