Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
After completing his postdoctoral work in the department of materials science and engineering at Stanford University, assistant professor Adam Printz became the newest faculty member of the UA Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Before joining the department, he earned his PhD in nanoengineering from the University of California, San Diego.
Printz's research will focus on improving the mechanical and chemical stability of solution-processed electronics such as perovskite solar cells and organic solar cells. In the fall semester, he will be teaching the brand-new course CHE 497/597: Introduction to Polymers, which will focus on the chemistry, morphology and properties of polymeric materials.
- Ph.D. NanoEngineering
- University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States
- Understanding and improving the mechanical stability of semiconducting polymers for flexible and stretchable electronics
- Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, Stanford, California (2016 - 2018)
- Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California (2012 - 2016)
- Intern/Student Researcher, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California (2012 - 2012)
Polymer science | Surface and Intermolecular Forces | Transport Phenomena
Solution-processed electronics | Perovskite solar cells | Organic electronics | Flexible and stretchable electronics | Co-optimization of mechanical resilience with electronic performance