Davis Research Group – March 2023
Front Row (from Left to Right): Aiswarya Mechoor, Elsa Saine, Annie Buck, Xueting Wang, Nicholas Gregorich, Keturah Bethel, Missoury Wolff
Back Row (from Left to Right): Dr. Ryan Moxon, Yeonwoo (Jacob) Jeon, Joshua Wilder, Prof. Eric Davis, Zhongyu Wang, Jaden Stutts

The Davis research group looks at the fundamental relationship between polymer structure, transport phenomena, and polymer physics. Our current research focuses on the development of structure-processing-property relationships of polymer membranes for energy storage and delivery applications including fuel cells and redox flow batteries, as well as membranes for water desalination, aqueous separations, and moisture barrier applications. In these efforts, we utilize a variety of spectroscopic and scattering techniques, as well as poromechanics for characterizing both structure and transport of advanced functional polymers. Through the use of these powerful characterization techniques and analyses, we hope to shed light on polymer physics phenomena, as well as aid in the development of next-generation polymer membranes for a number of real-world applications.

“And every razor and mouth would stop its dissembling business. And Time would sit down in the barber’s chair and tell Memory poised with its scissors in hand not to cut it too short, just take a little off the ends.” -Angela Jackson, from Choosing the Blues