Aditya Mohite
Research Description

Dr. Mohite is interested in understanding and controlling photo-physical processes occurring at the interfaces created with layered 2D materials, organic and inorganic materials for thin film light to energy conversion technologies such as photovoltaics, photo-catalysis, etc. He is also interested in the application of correlated interface sensitive techniques such as photocurrent, time-resolved PL, electro-absorption, impedance spectroscopy, etc., to investigate the charge and energy transfer and recombination processes.


Aditya D. Mohite joined the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University as an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering (CHBE), on July 1, 2018.

Mohite has worked as a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) since 2010, when he started as a post-doctoral fellow in its Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. Since then he has served as a staff scientist, presently in materials synthesis and integrated devices.

Mohite received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville in 2007. He earned a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in solid state physics from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in India in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He did post-doctoral work at Rice in 2009 with Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor of Engineering, and chair of materials science and nanoengineering (MSNE), and R. Bruce Weisman, professor of chemistry and of MSNE.

Selected Publications

Fangze Liu, Rong Wu, Jing Wei, Wanyi Nie, Aditya D Mohite, Sergio Brovelli, Liberato Manna, Hongbo Li, “Recent Progress in Halide Perovskite Radiation Detectors for Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy”, ACS Energy Lett. 2022, 7, 3, 1066–1085, DOI:

Fangze Liu, Rong Wu, Yicheng Zeng, Jing Wei, Hongbo Li, Liberato Manna, Aditya D Mohite, “Halide perovskites and perovskite related materials for particle radiation detection”, Nanoscale RCS, 2021, DOI:

Andrew J Torma, Wenbin Li, Hao Zhang, Qing Tu, Vladislav V Klepov, Michael C Brennan, Christopher L McCleese, Matthew D Krzyaniak, Michael R Wasielewski, Claudine Katan, Jacky Even, Martin V Holt, Tod A Grusenmeyer, Jie Jiang, Ruth Pachter, Mercouri G Kanatzidis, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Aditya D Mohite, “Interstitial Nature of Mn2+ Doping in 2D Perovskites”, ACS Nano 2021, 15, 12, 20550–20561 DOI:

Wenbin Li, Siraj Sidhik, Boubacar Traore, Reza Asadpour, Jin Hou, Hao Zhang, Austin Fehr, Joseph Essman, Yafei Wang, Justin M Hoffman, Ioannis Spanopoulos, Jared J Crochet, Esther Tsai, Joseph Strzalka, Claudine Katan, Muhammad A Alam, Mercouri G Kanatzidis, Jacky Even, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Aditya D Mohite, “Light-activated interlayer contraction in two-dimensional perovskites for high-efficiency solar cells”, Nature Nanotechnology (2021), DOI:

Siraj Sidhik, Yafei Wang, Wenbin Li, Hao Zhang, Xinjue Zhong, Ayush Agrawal, Ido Hadar,
Ioannis Spanopoulos, Anamika Mishra, Boubacar Traore´, Mohammad H.K. Samani,
Claudine Katan, Amanda B. Marciel, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Jacky Even, Antoine Kahn,
Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Aditya D. Mohite, “High-phase purity two-dimensional perovskites with 17.3% efficiency enabled by interface engineering of hole transport layer”, Cell Reports Physical Science (2021), DOI:

Prachi Kour, Mallu Chenna Reddy, Shiv Pal, Siraj Sidhik, Tisita Das, Padmini Pandey, Shatabdi Porel Mukherjee, Sudip Chakraborty, Aditya D Mohite, Satishchandra Ogale, “An Organic-Inorganic Perovskitoid with Zwitterion Cysteamine Linker and its Crystal–Crystal Transformation to Ruddlesden‐Popper Phase”, Angewandte Chemie, Vol 60, Issue 34 (2021), DOI:

Sina G Lewis, Dibyajyoti Ghosh, Kevin L Jensen, Daniel Finkenstadt, Andrew Shabaev, Samuel G Lambrakos, Fangze Liu, Wanyi Nie, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Liujiang Zhou, Jared J Crochet, Nathan Moody, Aditya D Mohite, Sergei Tretiak, Amanda J Neukirch, ” Cesium-Coated Halide Perovskites as a Photocathode Material: Modeling Insights”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 27, 6269–6276, DOI:

Surendra B. Anantharaman, Christopher E. Stevens, Jason Lynch, Baokun Song, Jin Hou, Huiqin Zhang, Kiyoung Jo, Pawan Kumar, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Aditya D. Mohite, Joshua R. Hendrickson, Deep Jariwala, “Self-Hybridized Polaritonic Emission from Layered Perovskites”, Nano Lett. 2021, 21, 14, 6245–6252 (2021), DOI: