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.
Welcome, to our first graduate students Alice and Zach! We're excited to see everything you'll do in the coming years!
As of January 1, 2021 Emily is officially an Assistant Professor at Princeton University!
A. Kotikian,* C. McMahan,* E.C. Davidson, J.M. Muhammad, R.D. Weeks, C. Daraio, J.A. Lewis, “Untethered Soft Robotic Matter with Passive Control of Shape Morphing and Propulsion,” Science Robotics, 2019, DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aax7044
E.C. Davidson, A. Kotikian, S. Li, J. Aizenberg, J.A. Lewis, “3D Printable and Reconfigurable Liquid Crystal Elastomers with Light-Induced Shape Memory via Dynamic Bond Exchange,” Advanced Materials, 2019, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201905682
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
A.L. Patterson, B. Yu, S. Danielsen, E.C. Davidson, G.H. Fredrickson, R.A. Segalman, “Monomer sequence effects on interfacial width and mixing in self-assembled diblock copolymers,” Macromolecules, 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02426