Adam Printz

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Member of the Graduate Faculty

After completing his postdoctoral work in the department of materials science and engineering at Stanford University, assistant professor Adam Printz joined the UA Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering in Fall 2018. Prior to his postdoctoral appointment at Stanford, he earned his PhD in NanoEngineering from the University of California, San Diego, where he was awarded the Chancellor's Dissertation medal for his doctoral work.  Printz's research group is interested in materials design for soft and ultra-lightweight electronics with a focus on the chemical and physical interactions at interfaces. We focus predominantly on printable metal halide perovskites for photovoltaic applications. Our work is aimed at addressing the chemical and mechanical instabilities of perovskite-based devices, the key challenges preventing widescale adoption of these promising technologies. We attack these challenges through both benchtop and computational experiments, focusing on molecular interactions, scalable printing, and nanocompositing. This work has received funding through the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, including the prestigious NSF CAREER and DOE Early Career awards. Group website:

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Prerequisite Courses

Organization skills, dependability, and willingness to "fail" upwards; we can teach everything else.

Majors Considered

Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics

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Start Date

January 2020

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