Dr Nate Davis

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Research Interests

My research focusses on chemistry and physics within the field of optoelectronics, specifically the creation of materials allowing light and electronic energy to be interchanged. Working on the synthesis of different nanomaterials (organic/inorganic) for optoelectronic applications such as photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and luminescence solar concentrators. By using spectral management techniques, such as singlet fission and upconversion, I hope to make a new generation of devices with improved efficiency and functionality.

* Synthesis of quantum dots, small molecules and polymers

* Time resolved and continuous wave Spectroscopy

* Photovoltaic devices, light emitting diodes. luminescent solar concentrators.


Dr Nathaniel (Nate) Davis received his BSc (ADV) H1M from the University of Sydney, Australia, with a double major in advanced chemistry graduating with First Class Honours and the University Medal. He received the Cambridge Australia Bragg scholarship to carry out his PhD in Physics in the Optoelectronics group at the Cavendish laboratory within the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Completing his thesis tittle “Applications of Spectral Management in Optoelectronic devices in 2016 he was then awarded the Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship in 2017 at the University for Cambridge United Kingdom. Dr Davis has now taking up the Position of Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington.