Principal Investigator

Adam Printz

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.


Subham Dastidar

Subham joined the group in September 2019 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. He completed his BE in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India in 2008 and later earned his MS in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2010. Subham then served as a scientist in a national lab in India for 3 years before beginning his PhD work at Drexel University in 2013. He earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering in September 2018 for his work on understanding structural and photo-physical properties of inorganic cesium lead halide perovskites with Professor Aaron Fafarman. Subham's current research is focused on improving mechanical and chemical stability of perovskite photovoltaic devices.


Outside academia, Subham is interested in photography, touring, theater and playing guitar. Also he is a foodie and loves to try different cuisines.


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Principal Investigator

PhD Students

Yanan Li

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.


We are hiring!

The Printz Research Group is looking for 1-2 highly motivated PhD students for Fall 2020 interested in thin-film electronics for lightweight, flexible power. Please send me an email to express your interest and apply at by December 15, 2019 for priority consideration!

MS Students

No Open Positions

The Printz Research Group is not currently hiring MS students, but we will accept CVs/resumes to retain on file for future hiring.

Undergraduate Students

Abdel Madina

Abdel is a Junior chemical engineering student from Chicago, Illinois. He is the secretary of the National Society of Black Engineers (NBSE) chapter at the University of Arizona and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE). He has an interest in renewable energy and the process of designing better equipment that can harness and utilize the different kinds of renewable energy sources. He will be studying the behavior of composite materials employing multifunctional polymer nanofibers.


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