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Dr Nathaniel Davis

Dr Nathaniel Davis

Associate Investigator

Materials for Energy Capture and Utilisation

+64 4 463 9693

Victoria University of Wellington
Room 209
Alan MacDiarmid Building
Kelburn Parade


Nathaniel Davis completed his PhD in Physics in the Optoelectronics group at the Cavendish laboratory within the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He completed his thesis  'Application of Spectral Management in Optoelectronic Devices' in 2016 and was then awarded the Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship in 2017.

Dr Davis is now a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington and an Associate Investigator of the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies. He is also a member of the Australasian Community for Advanced Organic Semiconductors.

Research interests

Nate's background is in chemistry and physics within the field of optoelectronics, specifically the creation of materials allowing light and electronic energy to be interchanged. He works on the synthesis of different nanomaterials (organic/inorganic) for optoelectronic applications such as photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and luminescence solar concentrators.

I hope to make a new generation of devices with improved efficiency and functionality.

Dr Nathaniel Davis

In the news

In The Media

How to make solar electricity cheap? Move light sideways

November 5, 2019

Dr Nate Davis brought his research from the UK to New Zealand to make solar technology more affordable.

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News Article

MacDiarmid Institute-led research recieves $4.1 million funding

November 5, 2019

MacDiarmid Institute-led advanced materials and nanotechnology research received $4.1 million funding through the 2019 Marsden Fund.

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