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Richey M. Davis

Richey M. Davis

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
237 Goodwin Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Email: rmdavis@vt.edu
Telephone: 540-231-4578
FAX: 540-231-5022



Affiliations:

Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute
Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1983
B.S., Clemson University, 1977

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Physical chemistry of polymer solutions
  • Ion-containing polymers
  • Polymer absorption at interfaces and self-assembly
  • Synthesis, characterization, and applications of polymer nanoparticles, micellar solutions, metal oxide and metal nanoparticles
  • Magnetite nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents
  • Drug-containing nanoparticles for drug delivery
  • Stability and rheology of colloidal suspensions

TEACHING

  • Process Control (ChE 3015)
  • Heat Transfer (ChE 3044)
  • Process Materials (ChE 4104)
  • ChE Unit Operations Laboratory (at Technical University of Denmark)
  • Transport Phenomena (ChE 5125)
  • Fundamentals of Macromolecular Science and Engineering (MACR 5015 & 5016, co-taught)
  • Polymers in Medicine and Biology (GRAD 5134, co-taught)