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David Mitzi

Mitzi

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 200 papers and book chapters.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Simon Family Professor
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information:

Education:

  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 1990
  • B.S. Princeton University, 1985

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • MRS Fellow. Materials Research Society. 2018

Courses Taught:

  • ENRGYEGR 490: Special Topics in Energy Engineering
  • ME 391: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical 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:

Representative Publications:

  • Teymur, B; Zhou, Y; Ngaboyamahina, E; Glass, JT; Mitzi, DB, Solution-Processed Earth-Abundant Cu2BaSn(S,Se)4Solar Absorber Using a Low-Toxicity Solvent, Chemistry of Materials, vol 30 no. 17 (2018), pp. 6116-6123 [10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b02556] [abs].
  • Li, T; Wang, X; Yan, Y; Mitzi, DB, Phase Stability and Electronic Structure of Prospective Sb-Based Mixed Sulfide and Iodide 3D Perovskite (CH3NH3)SbSI2., The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol 9 no. 14 (2018), pp. 3829-3833 [10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01641] [abs].
  • Khazaee, M; Sardashti, K; Sun, J-P; Zhou, H; Clegg, C; Hill, IG; Jones, JL; Lupascu, DC; Mitzi, DB, A Versatile Thin-Film Deposition Method for Multidimensional Semiconducting Bismuth Halides, Chemistry of Materials, vol 30 no. 10 (2018), pp. 3538-3544 [10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01341] [abs].
  • 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/acsenergylett.7b01144] [abs].

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