Center for the Computational Design of Functional Layered Materials
Ryan Davis is a PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His research focuses on computational modelling of complex, three-dimensional microstructures, particularly their evolution and characterization. This work has been applied to understanding the degradation mechanisms involved in the operation of solid-oxide fuel cells. Included in his related interests are topics such as parallel / high performance computing, data visualization, and program design patterns. Ryan has also served as a teaching assistant in numerous courses such as engineering mathematics and solid mechanics.
Honors & Awards
- Degradation mechanisms in solid-oxide fuel cells
- Computational modelling of brittle fracture
- High performance computing and GPU acceleration
Honors & Awards
- The Crocco Teaching Award , September 2013. Awarded by Princeton’s MAE department for excellence in teaching assistantship.
- Ryan Davis, Fadi Abdeljawad, Jeff Lillibridge, and Mikko Haataja. Phase wettability and microstructural evolution in solid oxide fuel cell anode materials, Acta Materialia, 2014.
- Fadi Abdeljawad, Benjamin Voelking, Ryan Davis, Robert McMeeking, and Mikko Haataja. Connecting microstructural coarsening processes to electrochemical performance in solid oxide fuel cells: An integrated modeling approach, Journal of Power Sources, 2013.
- Ryan Davis and Mohammed Laradji. Predictions of phase separation in three-component lipid membranes by the MARTINI force field, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2013.