New Faculty Member – Dr. Eric M. Davis

December 11, 2015

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Davis has joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering this Fall as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Davis received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and his Ph.D. from Drexel University. Prior to accepting his position at Clemson, Dr. Davis held a postdoctoral research appointment at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the United States Department of Commerce in Maryland. Dr. Davis’ postdoctoral research focused on two main projects: measure and model both structure and water transport in hybrid membranes used for vanadium flow batteries, and investigate the effect of confinement on water diffusion in Nafion thin films used in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Both projects have yielded high-impact results for the energy storage/delivery community and helped deepen the understanding of water transport in ionomer membranes.

At Clemson, Professor Davis’ research will be 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, 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.

Dr. Davis assisted with teaching Unit Operations II and, in the spring, will teach Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer.


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