Recent News

Akash Wins Oral Presentation Award at CSS

November 23, 2023

Akash won Second Place Student Oral Presentation sponsored by Micross at Carolina Science Symposium (CSS). His presentation title is "Glass Formation in Metal Halide Perovskite using Ultrafast Calorimetry".


Mitzi Group Funded to Teach Computers for Solar Cell Advancements

October 6, 2023

Prof. David Mitzi, along with Hendrik Heinz, Luis Raúl Castañeda, and Seth Marder, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program.

Akash dives into Perovskite Solar Cell on the Podcast

August 8, 2023

Akash dives into Perovskite Solar Cell on the latest podcast episode 111. Available now on the below link. Good job Akash!

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Congrats to Dr. Yongshin Kim!

May 13, 2023

Yongshin Kim defended his dissertation titled "Vacuum Deposition, Characterization, Property Engineering of Cu2BaGe1-xSnxSe4 Films and Their PV Applications". Yongshin will soon be joining First Solar as a development engineer. 

Akash Wins FIP Student Seminar Award

March 3, 2023

Akash, a 4th year Ph.D. student in the group, won a FIP Student Seminar Award and gave a FIP award talk titled "Reversible crystal-glass switching and underlying transformation kinetics in hybrid perovskites" on March 1st. Congratulations Akash!

David Mitzi makes "Highly Cited Researchers" list for 2022!

November 30, 2022

David Mitzi was included in the list of Global Highly Cited Researchers for 2022. Congratulations Dr. Mitzi!


Yi Wins Poster Prize

July 6, 2022

Yi Xie, a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the group, won a silver award at the “Unconventional Semiconductors and Their Applications” section of the Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, California. His poster abstract was selected for “ShortTalks” in the GRC Unconventional Semiconductors.

Yongshin Received a Best Poster Award

June 17, 2022

Yongshin Kim, a 4th year Ph.D. student in our group, received a Best Poster Award in the MRS 2022 Spring Meeting Syposium EN03. Great Job! Congratulations Yongshin!

Congrats to Dr. Betul Teymur!

May 14, 2022

Congrats to Dr. Betul Teymur for successfully defending her dissertation titled "Solution-Processed Thin Film Deposition and Characterization of Multinary Chalcogenides: Towards Highly Efficient Cu2BaSn(S,Se)4 Solar Devices".

Yongshin achieved a PVSEC Best Oral Award!

February 7, 2022

Yongshin Kim, a 4th year Ph.D. student in the group, wins a Best Oral Award in the 31st Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference. Congratulations Yongshin!

Congrats to Dr. McKeown Wessler!

November 17, 2021

Garrett C. McKeown Wessler successfully defended his dissertation titled "Discovery & Design of Complex Chalcogenide Semiconductors for Optical & Energy Conversion Applications". We wish him all the best of luck in his future endeavors. Congratulations Dr. McKeown Wessler!

Dr. Mitzi named to Global Highly Cited Researchers list for 2021

November 17, 2021

Dr. David Mitzi is one of six Duke Engineering professors named to Clarivate Analytics Global Highly Cited Researchers List. Congratulations Dr. Mitzi!

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.