The Printz Research Group in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Arizona focuses on solution-processed thin-film technologies, such as hybrid perovskite solar cells and organic semiconductors for lightweight flexible and wearable electronics.

Latest News

October 5, 2021

Adam and Prof. Erin Ratcliff gave a talk to the College of Engineering alumni about the future of solar energy and their efforts to improve the technology and develop a diverse and workforce to be future leaders in the field.  See the talk here.

October 4, 2021

Congrats to Yanan for passing her oral comprehensive exam!

August 23, 2021

Welcome Anton Samoylov to the group! Anton is a first year graduate student who did his undergrad in chemical engineering at UCSD.

July 13, 2021

Congrats to Yanan, Matt, and Patrick on the publication of their review on organic additives for stability and performance enhancement in perovskite solar cells in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

July 7, 2021

Visiting scholar Michela Prete's work on the effects of carotenoid and silicone-based additives on the stability of organic photovoltaics was published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Congrats Michela! 

June 10, 2021

Our EMPOWER STEM program with Drs. Erin Ratcliff, Neal Armstrong, and Cody Nicholls has been funded by the Office of Naval Research! This program will serve to train student veterans from diverse backgrounds in printing of electronic materials.

June 1, 2021

Welcome to the group chemical engineering junior, Morgan Habkirk!

May 14, 2021

Congrats to Abdel Madina for graduating with his BS in Chemical Engineering! He is spending his summer working at an exciting internship with Freeport McMoRan.

March 25, 2021

Great news for the group today. Our project on RAPID printing of perovskite films has been selected for funding from the 2020 DOE SETO Perovskite Program!

March 16, 2021

Allison has been selected as the ChEE Department nominee for the prestigious Thomas G. Chapman Alumni Scholarship. Congratulations Allison!

October 29, 2020

Chemical engineering sophomore Mia Migliore has joined the group. Welcome Mia!

October 23, 2020

We are excited to have chemical engineering junior Allison Segapeli joining the group!

September 4, 2020

The Printz Group won a Core Facilities Pilot Program grant to study the effects of perovskite processing on its morphology!

August 24, 2020

We are excited to add two new graduate students, Matthew Dailey from the University of Utah and UArizona's own Patrick Lohr!

December 1, 2019

Abdel Madina, a junior chemical engineering major has joined our group. Welcome, Abdel!

September 9, 2019

We welcome our first postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Subham Dastidar! Subham comes to us from Aaron Fafarman's group at Drexel University.

August 26, 2019

Yanan Li, our first PhD student has joined the group!