Prof. Max Shtein earned his Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Berkeley (1998), and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 2004. His thesis work on technologies such as Organic Vapor Phase Deposition (OVPD) and Vapor Jet Printing (OVJP) resulted in several widely cited publications, patents, and the commercialization for organic flat panel display fabrication. He joined the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 2004, where he specialized in semiconductor device design and processing. Prof. Shtein is co-director of the Laboratory for Nanostructured Energy Conversion Devices. He has received the Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Medal Award in 2001, the PRISM-Newport Award of Excellence and Leadership in Photonics and Optoelectonics in 2004, and the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Awards for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. He is a member and symposium organizer for the Electronic Materials Conference and meetings of the Materials Research Society.
Shtein is an expert in organic semiconductor devices and thin-film growth. He is actively developing new optoelectronic and thermoelectric device architectures, and their fabrication. His contributions include enabling technologies such as Organic Vapor Phase Deposition (OVPD) and Vapor Jet Printing (OVJP), first demonstration of active organic devices integrated with high-resolution scanning probes, and energy conversion devices (e.g. photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, and LEDs) on fibers for integration in load-bearing structures. His research interests include cost-effective energy conversion devices with novel form factors, high resolution microscopy and bio-imaging.
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