Welcome to the Davidson Research Group!
Our research is focused on designing, synthesizing, and guiding the assembly of soft polymeric materials to address pressing needs, particularly in health and the environment. We achieve this by working at the intersection of polymer synthesis, polymer characterization, polymer physics and self-assembly, and additive manufacturing.
Kitty presented a poster on her senior thesis work in collaboration with Professor Paulino in CEE. Her thesis work used liquid crystal elastomers to thermally actuate an origami tube, along with theoretical simulations of the mechanics of the origami design. Congrats to Kitty for finishing a fantastic thesis!
The Davidson Lab is very proud to have two NSFGRFP recipients this year! Kirstin Bode received the award for their project using polyglyoxylates as a model system to study the kinetics and thermodynamics of depolymerization in self-immolative polymers. Emily Ostermann received the award for her project on the effect of network heterogeneity on…
C.L.C. Chan, J.M. Taylor, E.C. Davidson. "Design of soft matter for additive processing," Nat. Synth, 2022, DOI: 10.1038/s44160-022-00115-3
J.J. Bowen, S. Mooraj, J.A. Goodman, S.Peng, D.P. Street, B. Roman-Manso, E.C. Davidson, K.L. Martin, L.M. Rueschhoff, S.N. Schiffres, W. Chen, J.A. Jewis, M.B. Dickerson, "Hierarchically porous ceramics via direct writing of preceramic polymer-triblock…
A.J. DeStefano, R.A. Segalman, E.C. Davidson, "Where Biology and Traditional Polymers Meet: The Potential of Sequence Defined Polymers For Materials Science," JACS Au, 2021, DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00297
M. Barry,* E.C. Davidson,* C. Zhang, A.L. Patterson, B. Yu, A.K. Leonardi, N. Duzen, K. Malaviya, J.L. Clarke, J.A. Finlay, A.S. Clare, Z. Chen, C.K. Ober, R.A. Segalman, “The Role of Hydrogen Bonding in Peptoid-based Marine Antifouling Coatings,” Macromolecules, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02390