The Printz Research Group at the University of Arizona

We are interested in understanding the molecular phenomena that underpin stability and performance in next-generation, printable electronic materials for applications in renewable energy such as solar photovoltaics and solar fuels. We use the complementary approaches of benchtop experiments with simulations to provide deeper understanding of material behavior spanning length scales from molecules-to-devices. We aim to develop inherently scalable processes to enable the swift commercialization of these next-generation technologies.

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Latest News

September 20, 2022

We are currently hiring a postdoctoral scholar for a targeted position in roll-to-roll process development. The applicant MUST have experience in designing and building systems for roll-to-roll or scalable (non-inkjet) solution-processable printing. 

Apply here: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/11715?c=arizona

August 31, 2022

We are proud to announce that we are part of a new $11 Million Energy Frontier Research Center on Soft PhotoElectroChemical Systems (SPECS) sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science. SPECS is a collaboration between the University of Arizona, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Georgia Tech, University of Colorado, University of Kentucky, Emory University, Purdue University, and Stanford University.

August 22, 2022

We would like to welcome a lot of new students to the team this year. Two new graduate students: Saddam Ali (Mat. Sci.), who is a PhD student and Fulbright Fellow; and Madeline Dailey (Mat. Sci.), who is an MS student. We also have three new undergraduate students: Alex Allred (Chem. Eng.), Eric Fingalson (Mat. Sci.), and Michelle Ruhl (Mech. Eng.). Welcome to the team!

June 15, 2022

Adam presented the group's research efforts on scalable approaches to improving perovskite stability at the Gordon Research Conference on Unconventional Semiconductors and Their Applications in Ventura, CA.

June 7, 2022

Antonio Murrieta, a senior in Chemical Engineering is joining the group to work on polymeric nanofiber reinforcement of thin-film solar cells. Welcome Antonio!

May 14, 2022

Congrats to Allison Segapeli for graduating today! Allison was also honored with the Dr. William Scott Bousman Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in the Unit Operations laboratory. Allison will be pursuing her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin next year. Congrats Allison!!

May 9, 2022

Adam presented the group's research efforts in scalable printing of perovskites at the Materials Research Society Spring 2022 Meeting in Honolulu.