The Kamat Group

Former Undergraduate REsearchers

  1. Raymond Fung U. Waterloo, Canada, (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)
    Inorganic hole conductors for use with lead iodide perovskite absorbers in solid state quantum dot solar cells

  2. Lisa Edwards U. Notre Dame, (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)
    "Rainbow" quantum dot solar cells

  3. Tim Schumer U. Notre Dame, (Fall 2011 - )
    Semiconductor-graphene-metal films and lithium-ion batteries

    Lightcap, I. V.; Murphy, S.; Schumer, T.; Kamat, P. V. Electron Hopping Through Single-to-Few Layer Graphene Oxide Films. Photocatalytically Activated Metal Nanoparticle Deposition. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1453–1458.

  4. Matthew Genovese Chemical Engr., U. Waterloo, (Summer 2011)
    Solar Paint

    Genovese, M.; Lightcap, I. V.; Kamat, P. V. Sun-believable Solar Paint. A Transformative One-Step Approach for Designing Nanocrystalline Solar Cells. ACS Nano 2012, 6 (1), 865–872.

  5. Doug Pernik Chemical Engr., U. Notre Dame, (Summer 2011 - Spring 2012)
    Quantum Dot Absorption and Attachment in QDSCs

    Pernik, D.; Tvrdy, K.; Radich, J. G.; Kamat, P. V. Tracking the Adsorption and Electron Injection Rates of CdSe Quantum Dots on TiO2: Linked Versus Direct Attachment. J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 133 (24), pp 9607–9615.

  6. Patrick Brown Statt Fellow, Chem. & Biochem, U. Notre Dame,(Spring, Summer & Fall 2007)
    SWCNT scaffolds for solar cells

  7. Chris Beesley Chem. & Biochem, U. Notre Dame(Fall 2007)
    Energy Research

  8. Sohaib Hashmi Chem. & Biochem, U. Notre Dame (Fall 2007, Spring 2007)
    Phooelectrochemistry of TiO2 naotubes

  9. Caitlin Lambert Chem. Eng. Univ. Notre Dame (Summer REU student)
    CdS quantum dots in ionic liquids

  10. Ryan Muszynski U. of Waterloo Co-Op student (Spring and summer 2007)
    Graphene-metal nanoparticle composites

  11. Meghan Jebb Univ. of Notre Dame (Spring, Summer 2006, Fall 2007 Spring 2008)
    Functionalization of gold nanorods with ruthenium(II) trisbipyridyl complex

    Jebb, M.; Sudeep, P. K.; Pramod, P.; Thomas, K. G. and Kamat, P. V., Ru(II)trisbipyridine Functionalized Gold Nanorods. Morphological Changes and Excited-State Interactions J. Phys. Chem. B, 2007. 111 6839 - 6844.

  12. Felix Vietmeyer (Univ. Bielefeld, Germany on Volkswagon fellowship, Spring and summer 2006)
    Functionalized carbon nanotubes

    Vietmeyer, F.; Seger, B.; Kamat, P. V. Anchoring ZnO Particles on Functionalized Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes. Excited State Interactions and Charge Collection, , Adv. Mater., 2007 19, 2935-2940.

  13. Lucy Summerville (Spring 2006)
    Development of fuel cell catalyst

  14. Alice Geglio (Summer 2006)
    Design of new catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells

  15. Ben Edquist (Summer 2006)
    Design of new catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells

  16. Rebecca Martinez-Dominequez (REU student, summer 2006)
    Carbon nanotubes as conducting scaffolds for boosting the performance of photoelectrochemical solar cells

    Kongkanand, A.; Domínguez, R. M.; Kamat, P. V. Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Scaffolds for Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells. Capture and Transport of Photogenerated Electrons., Nano Lett., 2007, 7, 676-680

  17. Kalie Young (REU student, summer 2005)
    CdS quantum dots in ionic liquids

  18. Kristine Drew Univ. Waterloo (Fall 2004, Summer 2005)
    Pt/C and TiO2 photocatalyst for boosting the performance of fuel cell electrodes

    Drew, K., Girishkumar, G., Vinodgopal, K. and Kamat, P. V., Boosting the Fuel Cell Performance with a Semiconductor Photocatalyst. TiO2/Pt-Ru Hybrid Catalyst for Methanol Oxidation. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2005, 109, 11851-11857.

  19. Robert Underhile Indiana University NW (Summer 2004)
    Sonochemical synthesis of size controlled Pt and Pt-Ru nanoparticles

  20. Matt Rettker Indiana University NW (Summer and Fall 2004)
    PEM based fuel cells

    Girishkumar, G.; Rettker, M.; Underhile, R.; Binz, D.; Vinodgopal, K.; McGinn, P. and Kamat, P., Single Wall Carbon Nanotube based Proton Exchange Membrane Assembly for Hydrogen Fuel Cells. Langmuir, 2005. 21 8487 - 8494.

  21. Ella Jakob Hebrew University (Summer 2003 & summer 2004)
    Charge transfer dynamics in composite semiconductor-metal systems

    Jakob, M., H. Levanon and P. V. Kamat, Charge Distribution between UV-Irradiated TiO2 and Gold Nanoparticles: Determination of Shift in the Fermi Level. Nano Letters, 2003. 3 353-358

  22. Tilian Xu Florida International University(Summer 2004)
    Hydroxyl radical reactions of Arsenates

  23. Mehul Haria McMaster Univ. (Spring & Summer 2003)
    Carbon nanostructures in fuel cells and photoelectrochemical cells

    Vinodgopal, K., M. Haria, D. Meisel and P. Kamat, Fullerene-Based Carbon Nanostructures for Methanol Oxidation. Nano Letters, 2004. 4 415-418.

    Kamat, P. V., Haria, M. and Hotchandani, S., C60 Cluster as an Electron Shuttle in a Ru(II)-Polypyridyl Sensitizer Based Photochemical Solar Cell. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004, 108, 5166-5170.

  24. Rebecca Huehn Univ. Waterloo (Spring 2001)
    Developing smart materials for the simultaneous detection and degradation of organic contaminants

    Kamat, P. V., R. Huehn and R. Nicolaescu, A "Sense and Shoot" Approach for Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Contaminants in Water. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2002. 106 788-794.

  25. Amy Dawson Univ. Waterloo (Spring & Summer 2000)
    Photoinduced transformation of gold capped TiO2 particles and photocatalytic properties of composite semiconductors

    Dawson, A. and P. V. Kamat, Semiconductor-Metal Nanocomposites. Photoinduced Fusion and Photocatalysis of Gold-Capped TiO2 (TiO2/Gold) Nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2001. 105 960-966

    Kamat, P. V., M. Flumiani and A. Dawson, Metal-Metal and Metal-Semiconductor Composite Nanoclusters. Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2002. 202 269-279

    Dawson, A. and P. V. Kamat, Complexation of Gold Nanoparticles with Radiolytically Generated Thiocyanate Radicals (SCN)-2 Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2000. 104 11842-11846

    Dawson, A.; Kamat, P. V., "A Simple photocatalytic experiment to generate fullerene anions", in Book, "A Simple photocatalytic experiment to generate fullerene anions", P. V. Kamat, Guldi, D. M., and Kadish, K. M., Editors. 2000, The Electrochemical Society: Pennington. p. 34-40.

  26. Paul Sant Univ. Waterloo (Spring& Summer 2001)
    Size quantized TiO2 particles and their interaction with CdS semiconductor

    Sant, P. A. and P. V. Kamat, Interparticle Electron Transfer between Size-Quantized CdS and TiO2 Semiconductor Nanoclusters. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2002. 4 198-203

  27. Naomi Stock Univ. Waterloo (Summer 1999)
    Environmental remediation of textile dyes

    Stock, N. L., J. Peller, K. Vinodgopal and P. V. Kamat, Combinative Sonolysis and Photocatalysis for Textile Dye Degradation. Environmental Science & Technology, 2000. 34 1747-1750

  28. Mark Flumiani Univ. Waterloo (Fall 1997)
    Transformation of metal nano particles under laser irradiation

    Kamat, P. V., M. Flumiani and G. V. Hartland, Picosecond Dynamics of Silver Nanoclusters. Photoejection of Electrons and Fragmentation. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 1998. 102 3123-3128

    Kamat, P. V., M. Flumiani and A. Dawson, Metal-Metal and Metal-Semiconductor Composite Nanoclusters.202 269-279 Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2002.

  29. Ailette Aguila Florida International University (Summer 1997)
    Hydroxyl radical reactions of Organic Phosphates in aqueous solution and their remediation using advanced oxidation processes

    O'Shea, K. E., A. Aguila, K. Vinodgopal and P. V. Kamat, Reaction Pathways and Kinetics Parameters of Sonolytically Induced Oxidation of Dimethyl Methyl-Phosphonate in Air Saturated Aqueous Solutions. Research on Chemical Intermediates, 1998. 24 695-705

  30. Robin Dahlgren NSF-REU, Univ. Notre Dame (Summer 1994)
    Synthesis of carboxylated ruhenium(II) polypyridyl complexes and their stability on TiO2 surfaces

    Vinodgopal, K., X. Hua, R. L. Dahlgren, A. G. Lappin, L. K. Patterson and P. V. Kamat, Photochemistry of Ru(Bpy)2(Dcbpy)2+ on Al2O3 and TiO2 Surfaces - an Insight into the Mechanism of Photosensitization.99 10883-10889 Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1995.

  31. B. Shanghavi Univ. Waterloo (Spring 1996)
    Photoinduced charge separation in metal semiconductor composite particles

    Kamat, P. V. and B. Shanghavi, Interparticle Electron Transfer in Metal/Semiconductor Composites. Picosecond Dynamics of CdS-Capped Gold Nanoclusters. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 1997. 101 7675-7679

  32. Lori Ziolkowski Univ. Waterloo (Summer 1996)
    Improving the photostability of dyes on TiO2 surfaces using polymer coating (Publications: E1-191)

  33. R. Kennedy (Fall 1995 and Spring 1996)
    Photocatalytic properties of CdS capped TiO2 particles

    Ziolkowski, L., K. Vinodgopal and P. V. Kamat, Photostabilization of Organic Dyes on Poly(Styrenesulfonate)-Capped TiO2 Nanoparticles. Langmuir, 1997. 13 3124-3128

    Kennedy, R., I. Martini, G. Hartland and P. V. Kamat, Capped Semiconductor Colloids: Synthesis and Photochemistry of CdS Capped SnO2 Nanocrystallites. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences-Chemical Sciences, 1997. 109 497-507

  34. Genevieve Sauvé Concordia University (Spring & Summer 1994)
    Photophysical and charge transfer processes of fullerenes

    Sauvé, G., N. M. Dimitrijevic and P. V. Kamat, Singlet and Triplet Excited-State Behaviors of C-60 in Nonreactive and Reactive Polymer-Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1995. 99 1199-1203

    Sauvé, G., P. V. Kamat and R. S. Ruoff, Excited Triplet and Reduced Forms of C-84. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1995. 99 2162-2165

    Kamat, P. V., G. Sauve, D. M. Guldi and K. D. Asmus, Radical Reactions of C-84. Research on Chemical Intermediates, 1997. 23 575-585

    Sauvé, G., P. V. Kamat, K. G. Thomas, K. J. Thomas, S. Das and M. V. George, Photochemistry of Squaraine Dyes: Excited Triplet State and Redox Properties of Crown Ether Squaraines. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1996. 100 2117-2124

    Sauve, G. and P.V. Kamat, Photophysical and charge transfer processes of C84., in Recent Advances in the Chemistry and Physics of Fullerenes and Related Materials., K.M. Kadish and R.R. S., Editors. 1995, The Electrochemical Society, Inc.: Pennington, N.J., U.S.A. 95-10 (1995): 431-440

  35. Byron De La Barre Univ. Waterloo (Fall 1991)
    Photochemistry of dyes in Polymer media

    Das, S., P. V. Kamat, B. De La Barre, K. G. Thomas, A. Ajayaghosh and M. V. George, Photophysics and Photochemistry of Squaraine Dyes .3. Excited-State Properties and Poly(4-Vinylpyridine)-Induced Fluorescence Enhancement of Bis(2,4,6-Trihydroxyphenyl)Squaraine. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1992. 96 10327-10330

  36. M. C. De Lind Univ. Waterloo (Fall 1992)
    Photochemistry of squaraine dyes

    Kamat, P. V., S. Hotchandani, M. Delind, K. G. Thomas, S. Das and M. V. George, Excited-State Properties and Photosensitization Behavior of Bis(2,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)Squaraine. Journal of the Chemical Society-Faraday Transactions, 1993. 89 2397-2402

  37. Matt Gevaert (Fall 1991 & Spring 1992)
    Photoinduced oxidation of fullerenes on TiO2 surface and in polymes

    Gevaert, M.; Kamat, P. V. Visible laser-induced oxidation of C70 on titanium dioxide particles, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1992 1470-2.

    Gevaert, M.; Kamat, P. V. Photochemistry of fullerenes. Excited-state behavior of C60 and C70 and their reduction in poly(methyl methacrylate) films, J. Phys. Chem., 1992. 96 9883-8.

    Kamat, P. V.; Gevaert, M.; Vinodgopal, K., Photochemical behavior of C60 on TiO2 surface, in Fullerenes: Chemistry, Physics, and New Directions, R. Ruoff and Kadish, K., Editors. 1996, Electrochemical Society: Pennington, New Jersey. p. 376-383.

    Kamat, P. V.; Gevaert, M.; Vinodgopal, K. Photochemistry on semiconductor surfaces. Photochemical oxidation of C60 on TiO2 nanoparticles, J. Phys. Chem. B, 1997. 101 4422-7.

  38. Brian Patrick Univ. Waterloo (Fall 1990 and Spring 1991)
    Photosensitization of semiconductor colloids

    Kamat, P. V. and B. Patrick, Photophysics and Photochemistry of Quantized ZnO Colloids. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1992. 96, 6829-6834

    Patrick, B. and P. V. Kamat, Photoelectrochemistry in Semiconductor Particulate Systems 17. Photosensitization of Large-Bandgap Semiconductors - Charge Injection from Triplet Excited Thionine into ZnO Colloids. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1992. 96 1423-1428

    Patrick, B., M. V. George, P. V. Kamat, S. Das and K. G. Thomas, Photochemistry of Squaraine Dyes - Excited-States and Reduced and Oxidized Forms of 4-(4-Acetyl-3,5-Dimethylpyrrolium-2-Ylidene)-2-(4-Acetyl-3,5-Dimethylpyridinol-2-yl)-3-Oxocyclobut-1-en-1-olate. Journal of the Chemical Society-Faraday Transactions, 1992. 88 671-676.

    Kamat, P. V. and B. Patrick. "Sensitized charge injection in large-band-gap semiconductor colloids." Electrochemistry in Colloids and Dispersions, R.. A.. Mackay and J. Texter (eds.), VCH Publ., Inc., New York (1992) 447-456.

  39. Brian Keller Univ. Waterloo (Spring 1990)
    Photochemistry of squaraine dyes

  40. David Kreller Univ. Waterloo (Fall 1989)
    Photochemistry and photostability of Laser Dyes

    Kreller, D. I. and P. V. Kamat, Photochemistry of Sensitizing Dyes - Spectroscopic and Redox Properties of Cresyl Violet. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1991. 95 4406