Recent News

Julie named Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton!

May 11, 2021

Group alumna Dr. Julie Euvard has been named a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment at Princeton University!

Eric wins a Best Poster award at the 2021 Virtual MRS Spring Meeting!

April 27, 2021

Eric Chang, an undergraduate researcher in the group, was among the recipients of the Best Poster award at the 2021 Virtual Spring MRS Meeting. Congratulations Eric!


David Mitzi quoted in an NBC News article on the future of perovskites

April 19, 2021

David Mitzi and other prominent researchers were quoted in a recent NBC News story on the prospects for perovskite solar cell technology.


Akash's study on phase-change perovskites was highlighted on Perovskite-info!

December 16, 2020

Akash Singh and Manoj Jana recently reported on the crystalline-glass tranisition in a metal halide [...]

David Mitzi named among the "Most Highly Cited Researchers" for another year!

December 12, 2020

David Mitzi was once again included in the list of the world's "Most Highly Cited [...]

Spotlight on Manoj's new Nature Communications article!

October 15, 2020

Congratulations to Manoj on publishing his paper on chirality transfer in 2D hybrid perovskites in Nature Communications!

Jiwoo is inducted into Tau Beta Pi!

May 11, 2020

Jiwoo Song, along with 14 other outstanding Duke undergraduate engineering students were virtually inducted in April into Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honors society. 

Congratulations Jiwoo!

David Mitzi listed among world's Highly Cited Researchers

November 20, 2019

David Mitzi is one of six Duke engineering professors (and 54 total Duke Universitiy researchers) included in Clarivate Analytics annual list of Highly Cited Researchers [...]

Betul wins the 2019 FIP Chambers Scholarship

October 28, 2019

Betul is one of five Duke graduate students awarded the scholarships and fellowships from the Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics for the 2019-2020 year.  [...]

David Mitzi wins 2020 ACS National Award for Chemistry of Materials

September 6, 2019

David Mitzi, the Simon Family Professor of Duke Engineering and a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, has won the 2020 American Chemical Society National Award in the Chemistry of Materials, sponsored by DuPont.   [...]

Wiley successfully defends his dissertation!

March 25, 2019

Wiley Dunlap-Shohl today defended his dissertation titled "Novel Fabrication Approaches for Optoelectronic Halide Semiconductor Thin Films and Devices." Wiley was Dr.

Dr. Mitzi named to 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list

November 28, 2018

David Mitzi is one of six Duke engineering professors named to Clarivate Analytics "Highly Cited Researchers" list.

Betul & Jiwoo present their solution processing work during Duke's Energy Week

November 5, 2018

As a part of Duke's Energy Week, Betul and Jiwoo presented their work on solution processing of CBTS absorbers for solar and photoelectrochemical cells at the [...]

Supercomputer Predicts Optical and Thermal Properties of Complex Hybrid Materials

October 8, 2018

Computational models of layered hybrid perovskites open new material design space for light-based applications such as LEDs and water purification


RTNN awards Maryam their 2018 Collaborative Research Award & Maxine the Student Outreach Awards

September 27, 2018

The RTNN is pleased to announce its outstanding 2018 award recipients. The awardees were all honored at a dinner reception.

Qiwei successfully defends his PhD thesis!

August 22, 2018

Qiwei Han, who is a joint student in the Jie Liu research group, successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Additive Engineering for High-Performance Perovskite Photovoltaics.”

Duke Engineers Join National Center on Emerging Energy Materials

August 21, 2018

Three Duke faculty members will work to develop new hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors for novel energy applications

Newly expanded Energy Research Seed Fund awards 8 grants to Duke faculty members

April 26, 2018

Research projects that explore advances in energy materials, novel perspectives on resilience and sustainability, and energy storage solutions will receive funding in 2018 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s  [...]

Mitzi Elected to Materials Research Society Fellows

February 10, 2018

David Mitzi, Simon Family Professor with faculty appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and in the Department of Chemistry, has been elected to the 2018 class of [...]

Laser Evaporation Technology to Create New Solar Materials

January 3, 2018

Materials scientists at Duke University have developed a method to create hybrid thin-film materials that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to make. The technique could be the gateway to new generations of solar cells, light-emitting diodes and photodetectors.

Energy Initiative Awards Seven New Seed Grants

April 28, 2017

Research projects that explore new possibilities for energy storage, reliability, and sustainable development will receive funding in 2017 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund.

Bringing a Lot of Energy to Research

May 6, 2015

The Duke Energy Initiative‘s annual research collaboration workshop on May 5 was an update on how the campus-wide alliance of more than 130 faculty has been pursuing its goals of making energy  “accessible, affordable, reliable and clean.” In short, they’ve [...]

Mitzi Awarded SunShot Initiative Funding to Improve Thin-Film Solar Cell Materials

October 23, 2014

David Mitzi, a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million cooperative award from the U.S.