Andrew Hunter Davis
Andrew Hunter Davis
208 Sedgwick St., Apt. A, Syracuse, NY 13203 | Phone:------------ | Email: ------------
Materials chemist with 4+ years research experience on the development of two-dimensional nanomaterials.
Additional 2+ years’ experience developing single-molecule magnetic structures for data storage applications.
Current author of 13 peer-reviewed publications.
Mentor of 3 graduate, 7 undergraduate, and 1 high school students while working in the Zheng Lab.
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA [Graduation: May 2016]
Major: Bachelor of Science in ACS Certified Chemistry
Overall GPA: 3.30/4.00; Major GPA: 3.06/4.00
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY [Expected Graduation: Spring 2021]
Degree: Doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry
Overall GPA: 3.82/4.00
Research Associate for Single Molecule Magnetism Studies [February 2014 – May 2016]
Faculty advisor: Dr. Thaddeus T. Boron III, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Synthesis of single-molecule magnet structures in a metallocrown framework for data storage applications.
Self-assembly wet chemistry, magnetic susceptibility, and gravimetric measurements
Research Associate for Two-dimensional (2D) Nanomaterial Studies [December 2016 – Present]
Faculty advisor: Dr. Weiwei Zheng, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
Synthesis and characterization of 2D II-VI semiconductor nanocrystals
Synthesis, assembly, and direct manipulation of 1D and 2D all-inorganic perovskite nanomaterials.
 Davis, A. H.; Zheng, W.* Discrete composition control of two-dimensional morphologic all-inorganic metal halide perovskite nanocrystals. J. Energy Chem. 2020. (Invited review article for the special issue “JEC Emerging Investigator”)
 Davis, A. H.; Hofman, E.; Chen, K.; Li, Z-J.; Khammang, A.; Zamani, H.; Franck, J. M.; Maye, M. M.; Meulenberg, R. W.; Zheng, W., Exciton Energy Shifts and Tunable Dopant Emission in Manganese Doped Two-Dimensional CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Nanoplatelets. Chem. Mater. 2019. 31 (7), 2516-2523.
 Li, B.; Zhang, Q.; Zhang, S.; Ahmad, Z.; Chidanguro, T.; Davis, A. H.; Simon, Y. C.; Gb, X.; Zheng, W.; Pradhan, N.; Dai, Q. Spontaneously Supersaturated Nucleation Strategy for High Reproducible and Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells. Chem. Eng. J. 2020, 405, 126998.
 Hofman, E.; Khammang, A.; Wright, J. T.; Li, Z. J.; McLaughlin, P. F.; Davis, A. H.; Franck, J. M.; Chakraborty, A.; Meulenberg, R. W.; Zheng, W., Decoupling and Coupling of the Host-Dopant Interaction by Manipulating Dopant Movement in Core/Shell Quantum Dots. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11 (15), 5992-5999.
 Li, Z. J.; Li, S. Y.; Davis, A. H.; Hofman, E.; Leem, G.; Zheng, W. W., Enhanced singlet oxygen generation by hybrid Mn-doped nanocomposites for selective photo-oxidation of benzylic alcohols. Nano Res. 2020, 13 (6), 1668-1676.
 Li, Z.-J.; Li, S.; Hofman, E.; Davis, A. H.; Leem, G.; Zheng, W., Visible-light induced disproportionation of pyrrole derivatives for photocatalyst-free aryl halides reduction. Green Chem. 2020, 22 (6), 1911-1918.
 Hills-Kimball, K.; Pérez, M. J.; Nagaoka, Y.; Cai, T.; Yang, H.; Davis, A. H.; Zheng, W.; Chen, O., Ligand engineering for Mn2+ doping control in CsPbCl3 perovskite nanocrystals via a quasi-solid-solid cation exchange reaction. Chem. Mater. 2020, 32 (6), 2489-2500.
 Yuan, Y.; Zhu, H.; Nagaoka, Y.; Tan, R.; Davis, A. H.; Zheng, W.; Chen, O., Reversible Photo-Switching of Dual-Color Fluorescent Mn-Doped CdS-ZnS Quantum Dots Modulated by Diarylethene Molecules. Front. Chem. 2019, 7 (145), 145.
 Li, Z. J.; Hofman, E.; Davis, A. H.; Khammang, A.; Wright, J. T.; Dzikovski, B.; Meulenberg, R. W.; Zheng, W. W., Complete Dopant Substitution by Spinodal Decomposition in Mn-Doped Two-Dimensional CsPbCl3 Nanoplatelets. Chem. Mater. 2018, 30 (18), 6400-6409.
 Li, Z.-J.; Hofman, E.; Davis, A. H.; Maye, M. M.; Zheng, W., General Strategy for the Growth of CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) Perovskite Nanosheets from the Assembly of Nanorods. Chem. Mater. 2018, 30 (11), 3854-3860.
 Li, Z.-J.; Hofman, E.; Li, J.; Davis, A. H.; Tung, C.-H.; Wu, L.-Z.; Zheng, W., Photoelectrochemically Active and Environmentally Stable CsPbBr3/TiO2 Core/Shell Nanocrystals. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28 (1), 1704288.
 Li, Z. J.; Hofman, E.; Blaker, A.; Davis, A. H.; Dzikovski, B.; Ma, D. K.; Zheng, W., Interface Engineering of Mn-Doped ZnSe-Based Core/Shell Nanowires for Tunable Host-Dopant Coupling. ACS Nano 2017, 11 (12), 12591-12600.
 Boron, T. T., 3rd; Lutter, J. C.; Daly, C. I.; Chow, C. Y.; Davis, A. H.; Nimthong-Roldan, A.; Zeller, M.; Kampf, J. W.; Zaleski, C. M.; Pecoraro, V. L., The Nature of the Bridging Anion Controls the Single-Molecule Magnetic Properties of DyX4M 12-Metallacrown-4 Complexes. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55 (20), 10597-10607.
Presentations and Posters
 Enormous exciton energy shifts and tunable dopant emission in manganese doped two-dimensional CdS/ZnS core/shell nanoplatelets. Poster Presentation: The 42nd ACS Northeastern Regional Meeting in Saratoga Springs, NY, June 23-26 (2019)
 Tunable Emission of Manganese Doped Two-Dimensional CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Nanoplatelets Poster Presentation: 2019 Syracuse Chemistry Graduate Student Poster Competition at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. (2019)
 Manganese Doped Two-Dimensional CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Nanoplatelets Poster Presentation: 256th ACS national meeting on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond in Boston, MA. (2018)
 Manganese Doped Two-Dimensional CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Nanoplatelets Poster Presentation: 2018 Syracuse Chemistry Graduate Student Poster Competition at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. (2018)
 Mn2+ Doped Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Quantum Nanoplatelets Poster Presentation: 2017 Syracuse Chemistry Graduate Student Poster Competition at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. (2019)
 The Exploration of Single-Molecule Magnetic Properties of a Family of [LnIII4MnIII4] (LnIII = YIII, DyIII, HoIII, ErIII) Compounds Oral Presentation: The Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. (2016)
 The Exploration of Nano-magnetic Properties Presented in a Family of Lanthanide Containing [LnIII4MnIII4] (LnIII = YIII, DyIII, HoIII, ErIII) Compounds Poster Presentation: The 30th annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research Symposium at UNC in Ashville, NC. (2016)
 Exploration of Single-Molecule Magnetic Properties Presented in a Family of Lanthanide Variant [LnIII4MnIII4] (LnIII = YIII, DyIII, HoIII, ErIII) Compounds Poster Presentation: 2016 ACS Student Member Symposium at the University of Duquesne in Pittsburgh, PA (2016)
 Exploration of Single-Molecule Magnetism of a Family of [LnIII4MnIII4] (LnIII=YIII, DyIII, HoIII, ErIII) Poster Presentation: ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advanced of Inorganic Chemistry: Symposium (Presented in Honor of Vincent Pecoraro); Serve as a co-author/researcher (2016)
 Exploration of Nano-Magnetism Presented in a Family of [LnIII4MnIII4] (LnIII=YIII, DyIII, HoIII, ErIII) Compounds Poster Presentation: UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium at UMBC in Baltimore, MD (2015)
Grants and Awards
SURE Grant Recipient for the Study of Nano-Magnetism in Lanthanide Containing Metallacrown Structures,
Co-Author: Dr. Thaddeus T. Boron, III (2015)
Recipient of the Paul Johnson Scholarship for Student Engagement (Two-Year Recipient, 2015-2016)
Recipient of the Second-place award for best poster at the Syracuse Chemistry Graduate Student Poster competition for the poster titled Mn Doped 2-Dimensional Semiconductor Nanoplatelets (2017)
Recipient of the First-place award for best poster at the Syracuse Chemistry Graduate Student Poster competition for the poster titled Manganese Doped 2-Dimensional CdS/ZnS Core/shell Nanoplatelets (2018)
Recipient of the Syracuse University Summer Dissertation Fellowship (2020)
SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY, Slippery Rock, PA [August 2013 – May 2016]
Teaching and Lab Assistant
Ensure the safety of laboratory students, while being a presence of acquired knowledge.
Prepare and test reagents, materials, equipment, and instrumentation for both General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry laboratories.
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, NY [August 2016 – Present]
Teaching and Research Assistant
Present information using a lecture styled methodology in a clear and concise manner.
Serve as a resource for the benefit of student understanding and application of a general array of chemical properties, theorems, and concepts, while ensuring student safety.
Research individual project and maintain laboratory, including instrument and equipment upkeep, inventory, safety, chemical storage, and mentoring less experienced colleagues.