Principal Investigator

Adam Printz (he/him)

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.


We are hiring!

The Printz Research Group in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead projects in the areas of developing materials and printing techniques for perovskite electronics. This is a critical research project to develop a rapid printing process for high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells.

The initial appointment will be until the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2021) with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis dependent on satisfactory progress and funding

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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.


Matt Dailey

Matt completed his BS 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 an interest in nanotechnology and soft robotics with medical applications as well as developing a robust outreach community.

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


Patrick Lohr

Patrick completed his BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arizona in 2018 before completing his MS in Chemical Engineering in 2020. 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. He is interested in enhancing the optical properties of perovskite devices, including solar cells. 

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.


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.


Dr. Subham Dastidar (postdoc)

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