Recent News

The 2017-2023 initial HybriD3 project concludes with publications of key results, but ...

January 28, 2024

... but the work continues. We are proud of what we accomplished in our NSF-DMREF funded project 2017-2023, which has now concluded and we are extremely grateful to the National Science Foundation for their generous support of our work.

Webinar with Springer Materials

July 14, 2023

A webinar on our ongoing work with SpringerMaterials was held on May 31, 2023, presented by Volker Blum and Rayan Chakraborty.

Doping of a 2D Hybrid Lead Iodide Perovskite by Bi and Sn in PRX Energy

July 14, 2023

We're extremely happy to see our paper and experiment-theory collaboration on Electronic Impurity Doping of a 2D Hybrid Lead Iodide Perovskite by Bi and Sn in print at PRX Energy!

Paper Accepted by Advanced Optical Materials

March 4, 2023

Another paper with a key contribution from HybriD3 was accepted by Advanced Optical Materials: "Chiral Perovskite Nanoplatelets with Tunable Circularly Polarized Luminescence in the Strong Confinement Regime" by Qinxuan Cao, Ruyi Song, Christopher C. S.

Paper Accepted by Advanced Functional Materials

March 4, 2023

A paper "Coherent phonon-induced modulation of charge transfer in two-dimensional hybrid perovskites" by Dovletgeldi Seyitliyev, Xixi Qin, Manoj Kumar Jana, Svenja Maria Janke, Xiaowei Zhong, Wei You, David B.

Newly Published Nature Photonics Paper!

July 20, 2021

Congratulations to Franky So and Kenan Gundogu, whose groups recently published "High-Temperature Superfluorescence in Methyl Ammonium Lead Iodide" in Nature Photonics!

David Mitzi's Work Mentioned in NBC News

May 29, 2021

Congratulations to David Mitzi, whose work was recently mentioned in NBC News! You can read more about Mitzi's work here.

Publication Mentioned on Perovskite-Info Website!

December 21, 2020

Congratulations to Akash Singh, Manoj K. Jana, and David B. Mitzi.

Newly Published Nature Communication Paper!

September 29, 2020

Congratulations to Manoj K. Jana, Ruyi Song, Haoliang Liu, Dipak Rajkhanal, Svenja M. Janke, Chi Liu, Rundong Zhao, Z. Valy Vardeny, Volker Blum, David B. Mitzi.

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

Newly Published Nature Chemistry Paper!

November 19, 2019

We have a paper "Molecular Engineering of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskites Quantum Wells" recently published in Nature Chemistry.

Highlights For 2019 HybriD3 Experiment Training Workshop

September 27, 2019

We organized an experimental training workshop on September 12-13, 2019 in NC State University. The workshop was aimed to introduce emerging concepts in the experimental material science, to the early career scientist including postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students.

David Mitzi wins 2020 ACS National Award for Chemistry of Materials

September 1, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. David Mitzi, who recently won the 2020 American Chemical Society National Award in the Chemistry of Materials!

"ASCR Discovery" story features work involving HybriD3

August 8, 2019

An ASCR Discovery story features DoE INCITE computational materials research on hybrid organic-inorganic systems, including scientists and research results from the HybriD3 team.

Chi (Garnett) Liu Successfully Defends His Dissertation!

June 19, 2019

Congratulations to Chi (Garnett) Liu, Duke University, Chemistry Department, who successfully defended his dissertation "Tunable Electronic Excitations in Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials: Ground-state and Perturbation Approaches".

Recent Published Paper in ACS Materials Letter!

June 5, 2019

Congratulations! An article "Aryl-Perfluoroaryl Interaction in Two-Dimensional Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Perovskites Boosts Stability and Photovoltaic Efficiency” by Jun Hu, Iain W. H. Oswald, Huamin Hu, Samuel J. Stuard, Masrur Morshed Nahid, Liang Yan, Zheng Chen, Harald Ade, James R.

Newly Accepted Paper in Materials Horizons!

May 16, 2019

Our recent work on tunable 2D oligomer-based hybrid perovskite films deposited using resonant infrared matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE-RIR) is now published in

A New Paper in Chemistry of Materials!

May 10, 2019

Congratulations on a newly published paper "Defect Passivation by Fullerene Derivative in Perovskite Solar Cells with Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide as Electron Transporting Layer" by Qi Dong, Carr Hoi Yi Ho, Hyeonggeun Yu, Amin

New JACS Paper!

April 23, 2019

We're happy to announce a new paper on a new, lead-free, iodide-based 2D organic-inorganic semiconductor: "Direct-Bandgap 2D Silver–Bismuth Iodide Double Perovskite: The Structure-Directing Influence of an Oligothiophene Spacer Cation” by Manoj K. Jana, Svenja M. Janke, David J.

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.

New Paper in Nature Communications!

March 20, 2019

Congratulations! An article “Synthetic control over orientational degeneracy of spacer cations enhances solar cell efficiency in two-dimensional perovskites” by Jun Hu, Iain W. H. Oswald, Samuel J. Stuard, Masrur Morshed Nahid, Ninghao Zhou, Olivia F.

Bringing Computational Tools to Young Scientists

December 4, 2018

An article by Chiung-Wei Huang on the "HybriD3 Theory Training Workshop", co-organized by Volker Blum, Yosuke Kanai, and their groups, and held at Duke University in September, is available in the "Frontiers in Energy Research"

Supercomputer Predicts Optical and Thermal Properties of Complex Hybrid Materials

October 8, 2018

Computational models of layered hybrid perovskites open new material design space for light-based applications such as LEDs and water purification

HybriD^3 Theory Training Workshop, September 28-29, 2018

September 12, 2018

We are holding a training workshop that introduces students and other early-career scientists to theory and practical applications of atomistic modeling techniques in materials science, chemistry, and condensed matter physics, particularly first-principles electronic structure calculations, throu

For Duke Summer Research Experience, Undergraduates Flock from Afar

August 10, 2018

Duke Engineering's summer research experiences offer undergraduates a preview of where their studies could lead them. Read the article