Associate Professor David Huang

Associate Professor David Huang
 Position Associate Professor
 Org Unit Chemistry
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5580
 Location Floor/Room 2 32 ,  Badger ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Career Summary:

    2018–present Associate Professor, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia
    2014–2017 Senior Lecturer, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia
    2010–2013 Lecturer in Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Physics, University of Adelaide, Australia
    2008–2010 Postdoctoral Scholar, Chem. Eng. & Mater. Sci. Dept, University of California, Davis, USA
    2006–2008 Postdoctoral Researcher, LPMCN, Université Lyon 1, France
    2004–2004 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia

  • Qualifications

    2005 Grad Dip in Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    2002 PhD in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    1998 BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (First Class Honours + University Medal), University of Sydney, Australia

  • Awards & Achievements

    2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
    2016 Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chemical Education Division Citation
    1998–2002 Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award

  • Research Interests

    Huang Soft Condensed Matter Theory Research Group website

    • Statistical mechanics
    • Soft condensed matter theory
    • Computer simulation of liquids and complex fluids
    • Organic photovoltaics
    • Microfluidics and nanofluidics
    • Water at hydrophobic surfaces
    • Nucleic acid structure, dynamics, and thermodynamics 
    The focus of my research is theory and computation of condensed phase phenomena on the molecular and nano scales. I am especially interested in devising new ways to control the properties of soft condensed matter for applications in renewable energy, novel functional materials, and drug design and delivery.
  • Publications

    Full publication list: [ResearcherID] [Google Scholar] [ORCID]

    Selected Publications:

    Molecular insight into assembly mechanisms of porous aromatic frameworks
    A. Tarzia, A.W. Thornton, C.J. Doonan, D.M. Huang, J. Phys. Chem. C 121 16381–16392 (2017) [link to article]

    The effect of hydrodynamic slip on membrane-based salinity-gradient-driven energy harvesting
    D.J. Rankin, D.M. Huang, Langmuir 32, 34203432 (2016) [link to article]

    Computational identification of organic porous molecular crystals
    J.D. Evans, D.M. Huang, M. Haranczyk, A.W. Thornton, C.J. Sumby, C.J. Doonan, CrystEngComm 18, 41334141 (2016) [link to article]

    Molecular-level details of morphology-dependent exciton migration in poly(3-hexylthiophene) nanostructures
    P.C. Tapping, S.N. Clafton, K.N. Schwarz, T.W. Kee, D.M. Huang, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 7047–7059 (2015) [link to article]

    Light-driven transformation processes of anisotropic silver nanoparticles 
    G.P. Lee, Y.C. Shi, E. Lavoie, T. Daeneke, P. Reineck, U.B. Cappel, D.M. Huang, U. Bach, ACS Nano 7, 5911–5921 (2013) [link to article]

    Self-assembly of selective interfaces in organic photovoltaics 
    S.A. Mauger, L. Chang, S. Friedrich, C.W. Rochester, D.M. Huang, P. Wang, A.J. Moulé, Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 1935–1946 (2013) [link to article]

    Coarse-grained simulations of the solution-phase self-assembly of poly(3-hexylthiophene) nanostructures 
    K.N. Schwarz, T.W. Kee, D.M. Huang, Nanoscale 5, 2017–2027 (2013) [link to article]

    The consequences of interface mixing for organic photovoltaic device characteristics
    D.M. Huang, S.A. Mauger, S. Friedrich, S.J. George, D. Dumitriu-LaGrange, S. Yoon, A.J. Moulé, Adv. Funct. Mater. 21, 1657–1665 (2011) [link to article]

    Controlling adsorbate diffusion on high-symmetry surfaces through molecular shape selection 
    D.M. Huang, P. Harrowell, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 9526–9534 (2011) [link to article]

    An optical spacer is no panacea for light collection in organic solar cells
    B.V. Andersson, D.M. Huang, A.J. Moulé, O. Ingänas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 043302 (2009) [link to article]

    Water slippage versus contact angle: a quasiuniversal relationship
    D.M. Huang, C. Sendner, D. Horinek, R.R. Netz, L. Bocquet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 226101 (2008) [link to article]

    Massive amplification of surface-induced transport at superhydrophobic surfaces
    D.M. Huang, C. Cottin-Bizonne, C. Ybert, L. Bocquet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 064503 (2008) [link to article]

    Ion-specific anomalous electrokinetic effects in hydrophobic nanochannels
    D.M. Huang, C. Cottin-Bizonne, C. Ybert, L. Bocquet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 177801 (2007) [link to article]


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