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Mitzi Elected to Materials Research Society Fellows

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 Materials Research Society Fellows.

David MitziThe honor recognizes Mitzi's outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research. He was cited by the society for "groundbreaking research in solution–processed inorganic and hybrid inorganic–organic semiconductors and for their application for energy conversion and high-performance electronics."

The Materials Research Society (MRS)  has more than 14,000 members from over 90 countries. MRS Fellows are outstanding members of the society whose sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized. The highly selective honor is limited each year to 0.2 percent of the current society's regular membership.

Mitzi’s research interests involve making emerging photovoltaic materials more effective, cost-efficient and competitive for the energy market. He holds a number of patents. He is also a faculty network member of the Duke University Energy Initiative.

Prior to joining Duke in 2014, Dr. Mitzi spent 23 years with IBM, including five years as manager of the company's Photovoltaic Science and Technology Department.