top of page


Adam Headshot 1.jpg


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 five-year-old.




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.


Matt Website Photo.jpg


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.


Patrick Lohr Website Photo.jpg


PhD Student, ARCS Scholar

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.


Anton Samoylov Website Photo 2.png


PhD Student, Carson Scholar

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.


Sean Raglow Photo 2_edited.jpg


PhD Student

Sean Raglow completed his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Arizona in 2020. He worked under D. John Schaibley building and measuring 2D material optoelectronic devices. His current research focus on using additive engineering to improve the mechanical and chemical properties of perovskites for solar cell applications.

In his free time, Sean organizes a book club, plays synthesizers in a band, and enjoys rock climbing and cycling.


Eric Fingalson Website Photo.png


Undergraduate Student (Senior)

Eric is a junior majoring in materials science and engineering with a minor in mathematics. He previously interned for Rolls-Royce where he helped establish new laboratory procedures to increase the efficiency of metallographic evaluations. In the future, Eric wants to continue his education and pursue his master's degree in materials science.

Alex Allred Group Website Photo.jpg


Undergraduate Student (Senior), Scott Roberts Scholar

Alex is a junior majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in chemistry; she intends to continue her education at the University of Arizona and pursue her masters in chemical engineering. She previously led a team researching air quality, worked as a lab assistant, and most recently interned for Doe Run, where she was tasked with working on bench scale testing to create a more environmentally friendly way of extracting copper and lead from mined ore. In the future, Alex planes to use her experience and education to pursue a career in renewable energy.

Abby Bahnick picture.jpg


Undergraduate Student (Junior), Scott Roberts Scholar

Abby is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Materials Science Engineering. She is currently the Media Chair for the Society of Women Engineers, as well as involved with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and STEM outreach in the community of Tucson. Abby is interested in polymers and the development of sustainable materials. In the future, she wishes to pursue graduate school to further her education in Chemical and Material Science Engineering.



Undergraduate Student (Junior)

Warri is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. Currently, he is an active member of the ASEMS scholars program at the University of Arizona and a member of the National Society of Black Engineers. In the future, Warri plans to work on developing efficient and versatile thin-film perovskite solar cells and implementing the construction of solar renewable energy systems within communities suffering from energy instability. In his free time, he enjoys reading, sports, cooking, and being outdoors.

Ahmed Mustakim.HEIC


Undergraduate Student (Senior)

Ahmed is an international student from Bangladesh majoring in Chemical Engineering. He has two on-campus jobs, one of them at Biosphere 2 (a very cool research facility owned by the University of Arizona), where he works in the rainforest research department. He helps in collecting photosynthesis data from allocated plant leaves to study the effects of simulated drought conditions on rainforests. Ahmed hopes to pursue a PhD in chemical engineering after he completes his undergrad studies and then work as a researcher in the renewable energies industry. In his spare time, Ahmed enjoys cooking Southeast Asian food, driving around and listening to music, or watching shows.

ojas summit pic.jpg


Undergraduate Student (Sophomore)

Ojas is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Future Earth Resilience. He is an intern at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, where he works on machine learning approaches to improve video quality. Additionally, he is involved in climate activism in Tucson/Arizona, serving as a Commissioner on the City Commission on Climate, Energy, and Sustainability and as the Tucson co-lead of the AZ Youth Climate Coalition. On campus, he is an Avionics Engineering with AZ Autonomous and is also a Class of 2023 Liverman Scholar.

On Wednesday nights, you can find Ojas moonlighting as an improv comedian with the club Comedy Corner. In his limited free time, Ojas enjoys reading and playing tennis. 

Sylas Ginnis Website Photo.jpg


Undergraduate Student (Junior)

Sylas is a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He currently works in two different research labs with an emphasis on quantum chemistry. In the future, he plans on attending the University of Arizona for his masters before continuing onto a PhD in Chemical Engineering. In his limited free time, he enjoys archery, reading, cooking, and spending time with those close to him.


Dr. Subham Dastidar (Postdoc, 2019-20) - IMEC

Dr. Michela Prete (Visiting Scholar, 2019) - University of Southern Denmark

Abdel Madina (Undergraduate, 2019-21) - Pursuing MS at UC Riverside and working at Freeport McMoRan

Morgan Habkirk (Undergraduate, 2021) - Freeport McMoRan

Allison Segapeli (Undergraduate, 2020-22) - Pursuing PhD at University of Texas

Mia Migliore (Undergraduate, 2020-22) - Hitachi Energy

Nickolaus Swenson (Undergraduate, 2021-23)

Chi Nguyen (Undergraduate, 2022) - Publicis Sapient

Daniella Roberts (Undergraduate, 2022) - Henkel

Dorian Werner (Undergraduate, 2022) - Alta Southwest

Omar Abutaleb (Undergraduate, 2022) 

Madeline Dailey (Undergraduate, 2022-23) - Pursuing PhD at University of Arizona

Juliana Baltram (Undergraduate, 2022-23) - AkzoNobel

Sophia Qamar (Undergraduate, 2022-23) - Shermco Industries

Antonio Murrieta (Undergraduate, 2022-23) 

Sidney Haigler (Undergraduate, 2022-23)

Logan Johnson (Undergraduate, 2022-23) 

Wenli Liu (Undergraduate, 2023)

Tucker Blanksma (Undergraduate, 2023)

bottom of page