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.
December 1, 2022
Our collaborative paper with the Lipomi group on increasing the strength and survivability of semiconducting polymers through crosslinking is published in Advanced Materials Interfaces. Congrats to co-author, Anton!
November 28, 2022
Yanan, Patrick, Anton, and Adam present at the Fall 2022 Materials Research Society Conference!
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.