Prof.  Prashant N. Kumta

University of Pittsburgh, USA



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

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

1984  B.Sc., Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India


  1. Daiwon Choi, George E. Blomgren and Prashant N. Kumta, “Fast and Reversible Surface Redox Reaction in Nanocrystalline Vanadium Nitride Supercapacitors”, Advanced Materials, 18, 1178-1182 (2006).
  2. W. Wang and Prashant N. Kumta, Nanostructured Hybrid Silicon/Carbon Nanotube Heterostructures: Reversible High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Anodes, ACS Nano, 4, 4 (2010) 2233-2241
  3. J.P. Maranchi, A.F. Hepp, and P.N. Kumta, “High Capacity, Reversible Silicon Thin-Film Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters 6 (9) A198-A201 (2003).
  4. D. Olton, J.M. Close, C.S. Sfeir, P. N. Kumta, “Intracellular trafficking pathways involved in the gene transfer of nanostructured calcium phosphate-DNA particles”, Biomaterials 32 (2011) 7662-7670.
  5. C.C. Chang, J.Y. Kim and P.N. Kumta, “Influence of Crystallite Size on the Electrochemical Property of Chemically Synthesized LiNiO2,” J. Electrochemical Society, Vol. 149, No. 9, pp. A1114-A1120, 2002.
  6. I.S. Kim, P.N. Kumta, and G.E. Blomgren, “Si/TiN Nanocomposites: New Anode Materials for Li-ion Batteries,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 493-496, 2000.
  7. J.Y. Kim, D. King, P.N. Kumta, and G.E. Blomgren, “Chemical Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Tin Oxide Based Composites,” J. Electrochemical Society, Vol. 147, No. 12, pp. 4411-4420, 2000.
  8. Jagjit Nanda, Moni Kanchan Datta, Jeffrey T. Remillard, Ann O’Neill, and Prashant N. Kumta, “In situ Raman microscopy during discharge of a high capacity silicon-carbon composite Li-ion battery negative electrode”, Electrochemistry Communications 11 (2009) 235-237.
  9. C.C. Chang, C.C. Wang, and P.N. Kumta, “Chemical Synthesis and Characterization of Lithium Orthosilicate (Li4SiO4),” J. Materials and Design, Vol. 22, pp. 617-623, 2001.
  10. C.C. Chang, J.Y. Kim, and P.N. Kumta, “Divalent Cation Substituted Li(1+x)MNxO2(1+x) (M = Ni0.75Co0.25, N = Mg): Viable Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries,” J. Power Sources, Vol. 89, pp. 56-63, 2000.
  11. Donghyun Lee and Prashant N. Kumta, “Chemical Synthesis and Characterization of Magnesium Substituted Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (Mg-ACP)”, Materials Science and Engineering, C 30 (2010) 1313-1317.