Prof David MITZI

Prof David MITZI

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials
Duke University, United States

Biography

David Mitzi is currently the Simon Family Professor of Engineering at Duke University with appointments to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and the Department of Chemistry.  He 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, focusing on the search for and application of new electronic materials, including organic-inorganic hybrids and inorganic materials for photovoltaic, LED, transistor and memory applications.  During 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 solution-based approach to deposit thin-film chalcogenide-based absorber layers for high-efficiency solar cells. Dr. Mitzi holds a number of patents, and has authored or coauthored more than 190 papers and book chapters.