Masaru Kuno

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

110 Stepan Chemistry
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-0494

Concurrent Professor in Physics

Research Interests

Single molecule absorption and emission microscopy of nanoscale materials. Fluorescence intermittency of colloidal semiconductor quantum dots. Synthesis and characterization of colloidal semiconductor quantum dots and nanowires. Applications of low dimensional materials towards renewable energy solutions.


Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
B.A. in Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, 1993


Pavlovetc, I.M., Brennan, M.C., Draguta, S., Ruth, A., Moot, T., Christians, J.A., Aleshire, K., Harvey, S. P., Nanayakkara, S. U., Messinger, J., Luther, J. M., Kuno, M. "Suppressing Cation Migration in Triple-Cation Lead Halide Perovskites" 2020 ACS Energy Letters, 5 (9), pp. 2802-2010. DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.0c01207

Brennan, M. C., Ruth, A., Kamat, P. V., Kuno, M. "Photoinduced Anion Segregation in Mixed Halide Perovskites" 2020 Trends in Chemistry, 2 (4), pp. 282-301. DOI:10.1016/j.trechm.2020.01.010.

Pavlovetc, I. M., Podshivailov, E., Chatterjee, R., Hartland, G. V., Frantsuzov, P. A., Kuno, M. "Infrared Photothermal Heterodyne Imaging: Contrast Mechanism and Detection Limits" 2020 Journal of Applied Physics, 127, 165101. DOI: 10.1063/1.5142277

Aleshire, K., Pavlovetc, I. M., Collette, R., Kong, X. -., Rack, P. D., Zhang, S., Masiello, D. J., Camden, J. P., Hartland, G. V., Kuno, M. "Far-field midinfrared superresolution imaging and spectroscopy of single high aspect ratio gold nanowires" 2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (5), pp. 2288-2293. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1916433117.

Zhang, S., Zhukovskyi, M., Jankó, B., Kuno, M. "Progress in laser cooling semiconductor nanocrystals and nanostructures" 2019 NPG Asia Materials, 11 (1), 54. DOI:10.1038/s41427-019-0156-4.

Morozov, Y. V., Zhang, S., Pant, A., Jankó, B., Melgaard, S. D., Bender, D. A., Pauzauskie, P. J., Kuno, M. "Can lasers really refrigerate CdS nanobelts?" 2019 Nature, 570 (7762), pp. E60-E61. DOI:10.1038/s41586-019-1269-1.