Principal Investigator

Adam earned his B.S. in finance at the University of Maryland, College Park before returning to school to pursue engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego. There, he worked in the lab of Prof. Darren Lipomi, focusing on the co-optimization of the mechanical compliance and electronic performance of polymer-based solar cells. This work was awarded the Chancellor's Dissertation Medal for the Jacobs School of Engineering, the highest honor bestowed upon graduating doctoral students. He then completed his postdoctoral work at Stanford University in the lab of Prof. Reinhold Dauskardt where he worked on improving the thermomechanical stability of perovskite solar cells.

Adam is in a state of perpetual exhaustion from chasing around his adorable toddler.




PhD Student

Yanan completed her B.S. in Chemistry at Nanjing Normal University in 2015, before earning her M.S. 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.


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PhD Student

Matt completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah in 2020. He worked under Dr. Kerry Kelly developing a network of low-cost air quality sensors; under Dr. Tony Butterfield as the president of the K-12 Outreach group; and under Dr. Swomitra Mohanty developing an autonomous system for treating water by purification using synthesized TO nanotubes. He has a research focus on designing scalable printing methods for high-quality perovskite thin films.


In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, sports, company, and his dog Sage.


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PhD Student

Patrick J. Lohr completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arizona in 2018 before joining the graduate program in Chemical Engineering in 2019. He worked with Dr Kim Ogden and the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) project on the development of a predictive crop model for guayule biomass and rubber yield. As a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona, Patrick is interested in using computational tools to better understand molecular interactions in perovskite precursor solutions and how these interactions affect crystallite growth and film formation.

Patrick is a winner of the prestigious University Fellowship, which promotes engagement in outreach through mentorship and community engagement.

When not working, he enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and playing drums and guitar.


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PhD Student

Anton Samoylov completed his B.S. in chemical engineering at UC San Diego in 2021, where he worked with Drs. Robert Pomeroy, Michael Burkart, and Stephen Mayfield. Under Dr. Pomeroy, he analyzed biodegradation products using mass spectrometry and synthesized bio-renewable polyurethane precursors. Under Dr. Burkart, he developed low-cost scalable flow chemistry systems and processes. Under Dr. Mayfield, he worked to image biodegradable polyurethanes to monitor bacterial and fungal growths using scanning electron microscopy. He joined the Printz Research Group at the University of Arizona in Fall 2021 and is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical engineering focused on researching the integration of polymeric additives into perovskite films

Anton is an NSF Indige-FEWSS trainee, which is a program focusing on engineering off-grid Food-Energy-Water nexus solutions within the indigenous communities through a culturally aware and interdisciplinary approach.

In his free time, Anton enjoys hiking, the outdoors, and binging shows.


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Undergraduate Student (Senior)

Mia is a junior in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Finance. Before coming to Tucson, she lived in Qatar for 9 years. Mia is in the Honors College at the University of Arizona as an Engineering Ambassador as well as a member of the Honors Student Council. In the future, she wants to work in the energy field working with renewable or nuclear energy, and bring us closer to moving away from carbon-based fuels. 

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Undergraduate Student (Junior)

Nick is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is in the Honors College and served as the Honors Village Hall Council President. Nick is an active member of Students for Sustainability, the student-government sustainability program at the University of Arizona. In the future, he hopes to apply his learnings to the advancement of renewable energies in an effort to decrease carbon emissions created by the energy and transporation industries.

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Undergraduate Student (Junior)

Chi is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Science. Growing up in Hanoi, Vietnam, Chi experienced first-hand food safety and environmental problems such as air and water pollution. From that, Chi developed an interest in environmental research and sustainability-related fields. Chi is an ASEMS and Diana Liverman Scholar. Outside of school, Chi is a community organizer for Work on Climate, an action-oriented Slack community for over 5000 people serious about climate work, and also an intern at Activate's Global which supports engineers and scientists in commercializing innovation in the climate space.

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Undergraduate Student (Senior)

Daniella is a junior in chemical engineering minoring in studio art. Last semester, she spent some time using quantum chemistry to theoretically research global warming potentials in our atmosphere. After Daniella graduates, she hopes to continue researching or working in product development for sustainable solutions for everyday life.



Undergraduate Student (Senior)

Omar is a junior majoring in chemical engineering following a pre-dental track. Omar is planning on becoming a certified EMT and currently is a preceptor for sophomore level chemical engineering courses. He is exploring his interests in research to gain knowledge on new disciplines, such as perovskite electronics. These are of particular interest to Omar because he wants to investigate new and innovative ways to make next-generation energy materials more durable and practical to use.

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Undergraduate Student (Senior)

Dorian is a junior in Chemical Engineering in the Honors College. He is a preceptor for sophomore level classes and has interned at CalPortland Cement under the Chief Energy Engineer. Dorian is interested in alternative energy to enable a more efficient and green future. He is achieving this goal by studying a broad range of areas in Chemical Engineering.

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Undergraduate Student (Senior)

Juliana is a junior majoring  in Chemical Engineering. Previously, she completed the paid summer academy for the ASTEROID Lab where she practiced creating realistic space exploration projects. Currently, she works part-time at a popular restaurant in Tucson. Juliana is excited to solve problems related to renewable energy.

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Undergraduate Student (Senior)

Sophia is pursuing her degree in Chemical Engineering, which is her second undergraduate degree. Her first degree was in biochemistry from Arizona State University. Sophia decided to pursue Chemical Engineering after an experience in a semiconductor research lab stoked her passion for growing innovative research in areas such as OLED design and applications.

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Undergraduate Student (Senior)

Antonio is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. After becoming a student at UArizona, Antonio joined Arizona's Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars (ASEMS) program. Through ASEMS, Antonio previously shadowed Dr. Paul Blowers to learn about his research on the global warming potentials of various chemicals. This experience grew his interest in environmental chemistry, with a focus on renewable energy. antoion hopes to apply the knowledge he gains at UArizona to help society steer away from the use of carbon-based fuels.


Dr. Subham Dastidar (Postdoc) - Linköping University

Dr. Michela Prete (Visiting Scholar) - Larsen Strings A/S

Abdel Madina (Undergraduate) - Freeport McMoRan

Morgan Habkirk (Undergraduate) - University of Arizona

Allison Segapeli (Undergraduate) - Pursuing PhD at University of Texas