Yanan completed her BS in Chemistry at Nanjing Normal University in 2015, before earning her MS in Inorganic Chemistry at Beijing Normal University in 2018. There she worked with Xiaojing Yang on 2D nanocomposites and the controllable assembly of inorganic nanosheets. Yanan's current research is focused on developing Pb-free perovskites and the crystallization behavior of perovskites for solar cell applications.
In her spare time, Yanan enjoys traveling and cooking.
May 17, 2023
Anton was awarded the Hitachi Electron Microscopy Scholarship. Congrats, Anton!
May 10, 2023
Congrats to co-first authors Yanan and Patrick on their work published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on the influence of halides in amino/ammonium acid additives for metal halide perovskites!!
April 5, 2023
Congrats to Anton Samoylov for being named a Carson Scholar for 2023-24!
April 1, 2023
Congrats to Nick Swenson for accepting a summer internship at Twelve, where he will be working as a Polymer Chemistry Intern!
April 1, 2023
Adam has been awarded an NSF CAREER! The group is excited to conduct research on modulating material behavior through the engineering of stresses. We are also excited to develop new outreach programs designed to encourage students from a wide range of backgrounds to pursue careers in STEM!
March 20, 2023
Congrats to Alex Allred for being invited to participate in an REU in North Carolina this summer!
March 17, 2023
Congrats to Madeline Dailey for winning the Graduate College Fellowship!
March 12, 2023
Congrats to Patrick Lohr for winning the ARCS Scholar Award!
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.
April 6, 2022
Congrats to Juliana Baltram for being selected to participate in the EMPOWER STEM Bootcamp experience!
March 23, 2022
Congrats to Matt Dailey for winning Honorable Mention for the Ford Fellowship!!
January 10, 2022
We are excited to welcome five new undergrads to the group this semester. Welcome Daniella Roberts, Juliana Baltram, Dorian Werner, Omar Abutaleb, and Sophia Qamar!
January 1, 2022
Our program on multifunctional nanofiber reinforcement for printable solar cells was funded by the Department of Energy. Anton, Nick, and Chi will lead the efforts on this exciting project!
November 3, 2021
Congrats to Matt and Yanan on the publication of their mini-review in ACS Omega on how residual stresses in perovskites affect stability and performance, as well as mitigation strategies.
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!