Simon Family Professor
David Mitzi received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics from Princeton University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke in 2014, Dr. Mitzi spent 23 years at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, where his focus was on the search for and application of new electronic materials, including organic-inorganic hybrids and inorganic materials for photovoltaic, LED, transistor and memory applications. For his final five years at IBM, he served as manager for the Photovoltaic Science and Technology Department, where he initiated and managed a multi-company program to develop a low-cost, high-throughput approach to deposit thin-film chalcogenide-based absorber layers for high-efficiency solar cells. Dr. Mitzi’s current research interests involve making emerging photovoltaic materials more effective, cost-efficient and competitive for the energy market. He holds a number of patents, and has authored or coauthored more than 190 papers and book chapters.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Simon Family Professor
- Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
- Professor in the Department of Chemistry
- Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
- Ph.D. Stanford University, 1990
- B.S. Princeton University, 1985
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
- MRS Fellow. Materials Research Society. 2018
- ENRGYEGR 490: Special Topics in Energy Engineering
- ME 490: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
- ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
- ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
In the News
- Mitzi Elected to Materials Research Society Fellows (Feb 10, 2018 | Pratt School of Engineering )
- Laser Evaporation Technology to Create New Solar Materials (Jan 3, 2018 | Pratt School of Engineering )
- Energy Initiative Awards Seven New Seed Grants (Apr 28, 2017)
- Duke Awards Distinguished Professorships, Inducts New Bass Society Members (May 5, 2016)
- Duke Initiative Brings a Lot of Energy to Research (May 7, 2015 | Duke Research Blog )
- Mitzi Awarded SunShot Initiative Funding to Improve Thin-Film Solar Cell Materials (Oct 23, 2014)
- David Mitzi: Harvesting More of the Sun’s Shine (Aug 18, 2014)
- Dunlap-Shohl, WA; Barraza, ET; Barrette, A; Gundogdu, K; Stiff-Roberts, AD; Mitzi, DB, MAPbI3Solar Cells with Absorber Deposited by Resonant Infrared Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation, ACS Energy Letters, vol 3 no. 2 (2018), pp. 270-275 [10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01144] [abs].
- Dunlap-Shohl, WA; Barraza, ET; Barrette, A; Gundogdu, K; Stiff-Roberts, AD; Mitzi, DB, MAPbI(3) Solar Cells with Absorber Deposited by Resonant Infrared Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation, ACS Energy Letters, vol 3 no. 2 (2018), pp. 270-275 [10.1021/acs.energy.lett.7b01144] [abs].
- Zhou, Y; Shin, D; Ngaboyamahina, E; Han, Q; Parker, CB; Mitzi, DB; Glass, JT, Efficient and Stable Pt/TiO2/CdS/Cu2BaSn(S,Se)4Photocathode for Water Electrolysis Applications, ACS Energy Letters, vol 3 no. 1 (2018), pp. 177-183 [10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01062] [abs].
- Dunlap-Shohl, WA; Daunis, TB; Wang, X; Wang, J; Zhang, B; Barrera, D; Yan, Y; Hsu, JWP; Mitzi, DB, Room-temperature fabrication of a delafossite CuCrO2hole transport layer for perovskite solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol 6 no. 2 (2018), pp. 469-477 [10.1039/c7ta09494a] [abs].
- Du, K-Z; Wang, X; Han, Q; Yan, Y; Mitzi, DB, Heterovalent B-Site Co-Alloying Approach for Halide Perovskite Bandgap Engineering, ACS Energy Letters, vol 2 no. 10 (2017), pp. 2486-2490 [10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00824] [abs].