The Kamat Group


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.

Dr. Gergely (Greg) Samu

Dr. Greg Samu is visiting from University of Szeged to study photoelectrochemistry of perovskite films. This is his second time visiting Kamat Lab - he just can't get enough.