Max Shtein earned his B.S. from University of California Berkeley in 1998 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2004. He has made enabling contributions to the science and technology of organic optoelectronics, including the modeling and demonstration of novel devices and highly scalable methods of device processing, some of which are being commercialized. He joined the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Michigan in 2004, where he has focused on the physics and technology of organic optoelectronic materials and devices. He is the recipient of the MRS graduate student Gold Medal Award, the Newport Award for Excellence and Leadership in Photonics and Optoelectronics, the Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the MSE Department Achievement Award, and the Vulcan Prize for Excellence in Education.
The University of Michigan Energy Institute extends a rich tradition of energy research at U-M. Established in 2006, it builds on the legacy of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project. The Phoenix Project was launched in 1948 to engage in research and other activities that support the peaceful uses of atomic energy as a “living memorial” for the members of the University of Michigan community who gave their lives in World War II.