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Eric M. Davis, Ph.D.

Eric M. DavisAssistant Professor
Polymer Membranes, Transport Phenomena, Poromechanics
Phone: 864-656-2715
Office: 207C Earle Hall

Eric Davis with studentsEducation

PhD, Drexel University, 2013
BS, Clemson University, 2008

Research Interests:

Polymer Membranes, Transport Phenomena, Poromechanics

Professor Davis’s research is centered on the fundamental relationship between polymer structure, transport phenomena, and polymer physics. His 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 and moisture barrier applications. In these efforts, Professor Davis utilizes 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 powerful characterization techniques and analysis, Dr. Davis hopes 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.

Recent Publications

(† denotes equal authorship)

Nykaza, J.R.; Ye, Y.; Nelson, R.L.; Jackson, A.C.; Beyer, F.L.; Davis, E.M.; Page, K.A.; Sharick, S.; Winey, K.I.; Elabd, Y.A. Polymerized Ionic Liquid Diblock Copolymers: Impact of Water/Ion Clustering on Ion Conductivity. Soft Matter 2016, 12, 1133-1144.

Xiang, F.; Parviz, D.; Givens, T.M.; Tzeng, P.; Davis, E.M.; Stafford, C.M.; Green, M.J.; Grunlan, J.C. Transparent Multilayer Thin Films Prepared Through Hydrogen-Bonding Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Graphene and Polymer. Advanced Functional Materials 2016, 26, 2143-2149.

Nadermann, N.K.†; Davis, E.M.†; Page, K.A.; Stafford, C.M.; Chan, E.P. Using Indentation to Quantify Transport Properties of Nanophase-Segregated Polymer Thin Films. Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 4924-4930.

Davis, E.M.; Kim, J.; Oleshko, V.P.; Page, K.A.; Soles, C.L. Uncovering the Structure of Nafion-SiO2 Hybrid Ionomer Membranes for Prospective Large-Scale Energy Storage Devices. Advanced Functional Materials 2015, 25, 4064-4075.

Davis, E.M.; Stafford, C.M.; Page, K.A. Elucidating Water Transport Mechanisms in Nafion Thin Films. ACS Macro Letters 2014, 3, 1029-1035.

Forrey, C.; Saylor, D.M.; Silverstein, J.S.; Douglas, J.F.; Davis, E.M.; Elabd, Y.A. Prediction and Validation of Diffusion Coefficients in a Model Drug Delivery System Using Microsecond Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Vapor Sorption Analysis. Soft Matter 2014, 10, 7480-7494.

Davis, E.M.; Elabd, Y.A. Water Clustering in Glassy Polymers. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2013, 117, 10629-10640.

Ye, Y.; Wang, S.; Davis, E.M.; Winey, K.I.; Elabd, Y.A. Highly Hydroxide Conductive Polymerized Ionic Liquid Block Copolymers. ACS Macro Letters 2013, 2, 575-580.