Fritz Prinz is a Professor and the Department Chairman of Mechanical Engineering and a Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University.  He obtained his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Vienna, Austria.  His current work focuses on scaling effects and quantum confinement phenomena for energy conversion.  His graduate students study mass transports phenomena across thin membranes such as oxide films and lipid by-layers.  The Prinz research group employs Scanning Probe Microscopy, Impedance Spectroscopy, and Quantum Modeling.  In his laboratory, prototype fuel cells, solar cells, and batteries serve to test new concepts and novel material structures.

September 13, 2011
Fritz Prinz