Davidson Research Group

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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.

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Recent News

Welcome to our first graduate students, Alice and Zach!
Jan. 8, 2021

Welcome, to our first graduate students Alice and Zach! We're excited to see everything you'll do in the coming years!

Emily Joins Princeton!
Dec. 31, 2020

As of January 1, 2021 Emily is officially an Assistant Professor at Princeton University!

Recent Publications

Untethered Soft Robotic Matter with Passive Control of Shape Morphing and Propulsion

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

The Role of Hydrogen Bonding in Peptoid-based Marine Antifouling Coatings

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

Monomer sequence effects on interfacial width and mixing in self-assembled diblock copolymers

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