Research Overview

Research in the Davidson Lab works at the intersection of polymer synthesis, polymer physics and self-assembly, and additive manufacturing techniques.

We are an experimental group that enjoys creatively pushing the boundaries between traditional areas of polymer science.

We leverage a range of synthetic techniques to create unique materials-by-design, allowing us to ask scientific questions and demonstrate new engineering functions that would be impossible via other means. The materials and structures we create can be applied to a number of applications; at the moment we are most interested in materials and structures with tailored mechanical, optical, and actuating properties. We are also committed to developing strategies to enable the chemical recycling of complex, hierarchical multimaterial structures.

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Research Areas

Selective Degradation
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