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Prof. Prashant N. Kumta

University of Pittsburgh, USA


E-mail:pkumta@pitt.edu


Qualifications

1990 Ph.D., University of Arizona, USA, Materials Science and Engineering

1987 M.S., University of Arizona, USA, Materials Science and Engineering

1984 B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, India, Metallurgical Engineering


Publications (selected)

  1. Wei Wang and Prashant N. Kumta. (2010) “Nanostructured Hybrid Silicon/Carbon Nanotube Heterostructures: Reversible High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Anodes”, ACS-Nano, 4 (4) 2233-2241.
  2. Hsu-Feng Ko, Charles Sfeir and Prashant N. Kumta. (2010) “Novel Synthesis Strategies for Natural Polymer and Composite Biomaterials as Potential Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering”, invited article for special issue on Advanced Processing of Biomaterials, Philosophical Transactions A 368, 1981-1997.
  3. Yousef M. Alyousef, M. K. Datta, S. C. Yao, P. N. Kumta. (2010) “Sol-Gel synthesis of Pt-Ru-Os-Ir based anode electro-catalysts for direct methanol fuel cells”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds in Press.
  4. Pui-yan Lee, Lynzy Maruca, Dong-Hyun Lee, Paul Ko, Thomas Boland, Prashant N. Kumta and Charles Sfeir. (2010) “Inkjet Printing of Nano-structured Calcium Phopshates (NanoCaPs) for Controlled Non-Viral Gene Delivery”, paper to be submitted to Acta Biomaterialia.
  5. Charles Sfeir, Dong-Hyun Lee, Jin-hua Li, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Adele L. Boskey and Prashant N. Kumta. (2010) “Phosphophoryn Induces Mineral Deposition in Both Mineralizing and Non-Mineralizing Cells”, paper submitted to J. Bone Biology.
  6. B. J. Costello, G. Shah, P. N. Kumta and Charles Sfeir. (2010) “Regenerative Medicine for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery”, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 22, 1, 33-43.
  7. D. H. Lee and P. N. Kumta. (2010) “Chemical synthesis and stabilization of Magnesium substituted Brushite”, paper submitted to Materials Science and Engineering C C30, 934-943.
  8. Velikokhatnyi and Prashant N. Kumta. (2010) “Ab-initio Study of Fluorine-doped Tin Dioxide: A Prospective Catalyst Support for Water Electrolysis”, Physica B (under review).
  9. Moni Kanchan Datta, Jeff Maranchi, Sung Jae, Rigved Epur, Karan Kadakia, Prashanth Jampani and Prashant N. Kumta. (2010) “Amorphous Silicon-Carbon based thin film Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries”, Paper to be submitted to J. Power Sources.
  10. Kaisheng Wu1, Ömer N. Doğan, Oleg I. Velikokhatnyi, and Prashant N. Kumta. (2010) “A CALPHAD Study on the Thermodynamic Stability of Calcium-, Zinc-, and Yttrium-Doped Magnesium in Aqueous Environments”, Paper to be submitted to Acta Biomaterialia.
  11. Donghyun Lee and Prashant N. Kumta. (2010) “Chemical Synthesis and Characterization of Magnesium Substituted Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (Mg-ACP)”, Materials Science and Engineering, C, doi:10.1016/j.msec.2010.05.009.
  12. I. Velikokhatnyi and Prashant N. Kumta. (2009) “First-principles studies on allpying and simplified thermodynamic aqueous chemical stability of calcium-, zinc-, aluminum-, yttrium- and iron-doped magnesium alloys”, Acta Biomaterialia doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2009.08.016.
  13. Yousef M. Alyousef, M. K. Datta, S. C. Yao, P. N. Kumta. (2009) “Complexed sol-gel synthesis of improved Pt-Ru-Os based anode electro-catalysts for direct methanol fuel cells”, J. Physics and Chemistry of Solids 70, 1019-1023.
  14. M. K. Datta, Prashant N. Kumta. (2009) “In-Situ Electrochemical Synthesis of LithiatedSilicon-Carbon based Composite Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries”, J. Power Sources 194,1043-1052.
  15. R. Teki, M. K. Datta, R. Krishnan, T. C. Parker, T-M. Lu, P. N. Kumta and N. Koratkar. (2009) “Nanostructured Silicon Anodes for Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries”, Small, 5, (20) 2236-2242.
  16. Jagjit Nanda, Moni Kanchan Datta, Jeffrey T. Re,millard, Ann O’Neill, and Prashant N. Kumta. (2009) “In situ Raman microscopy during discharge of a high capacity silicon-carbon composite Li-ion battery negative electrode”, Electrochemistry Communications 11, 235-237.
  17. Oleg I. Velikokhatnyi and Prashant N. Kumta. (2009) “Exploring Tin Tantalates and Niobates as Prospective Catalyst Supports for Water Electrolysis”, Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter, Vol. 404, Issues 12-12, 1.
  18. Donghyun Lee, Charles Sfeir, Prashant N. Kumta. (2009) “Novel In situ synthesis and characterization of nanostructured magnesium substituted β-tricalcium phosphate β-TCMP”, Materials Science and Engineering C 29, 69-77.

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