Prashant Kamat

Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Radiation Lab; Concurrent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


A leader in the field of converting solar to electricity and chemical energy, Prof. Kamat has directed solar photochemistry research funded by the Department of Energy for more than two decades. His research has made significant contributions to the areas of photo-induced catalytic reactions using semiconductor and metal nanostructures and nanocomposites, advanced materials such as inorganic-organic hybrid assemblies for utilizing renewable energy resources, and environmental remediation. He has shared his expertise as a member on many national panels on nanotechnology and energy conversion processes.

Prof. Kamat has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers and reviews. He serves as deputy editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, a leading publication of the American Chemical Society. He is a member of the advisory board of the scientific journals Langmuir, Research on Chemical Intermediates, Interface, and Applied Electrochemistry. He has also served on many national exploratory panels in the area of nanoscience, energy conversion, and environmental remediation.

Along with Prof. Joan Brennecke, Prof. Kamat was included in the 2011 list of the decade’s top 100 chemists published by the Times Higher Education Group.

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