Christine is an REU student working on synthesizing and studying chemically recyclable polymers, and Masha is a Princeton EE student working on designing various devices for our 3D printing teams. We are excited to have them both join our lab for the summer!
Emily received the Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science's Alfred Rheinstein Faculty Award. The award recognizes excellence in research and teaching for junior faculty. Congratulations Emily!
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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…
Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher Callie Zheng! Callie was awarded an award for having the best poster within the entire DPOLY division at APS! The poster looks at the effect of small molecule additives on liquid crystal elastomer phase transition behavior.
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Jake is joining our lab to work on liquid crystal monomer synthesis, and David is joining our high energy storage 3d printed capacitor project. Welcome to the lab!
Aimane joins our lab to work on a project led by Professor Moini (CEE) and Professor Davidson. Welcome to the lab, Aimane!
We are happy to welcome Jiaen and Emily O. to the Davidson Lab! We are excited to see where your research takes you!
Our lab will be conducting research towards a project entitled "Dielectric performance of polymer nanocomposite heterostructures for high energy storage capacitors" in a collaboration with Nihar Pradhan at Jackson State University.
The funding to support this collaboration comes from the Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research…
Ariana will be joining our growing team of technical undergraduates working on a wide range of projects relating to our 3D printer!
Kitty will be completing her senior thesis work in the Davidson Lab on a project on LCE actuated origami in a collaboration with Professor Paulino in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department here at Princeton.
Ben will be rejoining the Davidson Lab again this year to continue working on several mechanical and electrical projects, mostly related to our lab's main 3D printer!
Kirstin joins our lab as a second year from the Chemistry department, and will be working on the synthesis and analysis of self-immolative block copolymer systems. Welcome to the lab!
Congratulations to Emily for receiving the DOE Early Career Research Program Award for a project entitled “Molecular and Network Design of Liquid Crystal Elastomer Elastocalorics”. This project aims to reduce the heterogeneity in LCE networks to make significant improvements in their unique phase change and actuation behavior. A specific goal…
Congratulations to Alice for giving her first public research talk, entitled "Utilizing 3D-Printing to Tailor Structural and Mechanical Anisotropy in Block Copolymers" at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of ACS!
Daniel Simone will be joining us this summer to work on configuring many pieces of equipment, primarily relating to our primary 3D printer.
Welcome to Callie Zheng and Lawrence Azzariti, two rising juniors in the CBE department who are joining us for summer research projects!
Congratulations to our lab’s first senior thesis undergraduates for graduating and successfully presenting their senior thesis projects! We are excited to see where you go after Princeton!
The Davidson Lab, along with Reza Moini of CEE and Sujit Datta of CBE at Princeton, have received funding from the Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund to support the development and study of a novel hydrogel and concrete composite material with hierarchical porosity, designed to increase water uptake and mitigate flooding in urban areas. We…
Clement Chan has joined our group as a post-doc after completing his PhD with Silvia Vignolini at the University of Cambridge. Welcome Clement!
Congratulations to Alice and Zach for passing their First Proposition exams, making them our group's very first PhD candidates!
The Davidson lab was awarded funding for a new research project via the Project X Innovation Award. This new research project will focus on developing control over the microstructure of 3D printed materials at a sub-filament level by coupling reactive polymerization induced phase separation with 3D printing. We are excited to get to work on…
Colin Brown is a sophomore in the CBE department who is joining our lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Colin!
Welcome to our new postdoc Shawn Maguire! Shawn is joining us after completing his PhD in Russ Composto's group at Penn.
Anahi & Derek, seniors in Princeton CBE department, are joining our lab for their senior thesis projects! Welcome!!
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!