Zoey S. Davidson

Department of Physical Intelligence
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Email: zoey@__________
Web: http://zsdavidson.com

Education

Ph.D.
Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2017
Dissertation: Assembly, Elasticity, and Structure of
Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals and Disordered Colloids

Committee: T.C. Lubensky (chair), A.G. Yodh (advisor), P.J. Collings, D. Durian, J.S. Karp
M.S.
Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2013
B.A.
Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2010

Academic Appointments

2017-
Postdoctoral Scholar & Alexander von Humboldt Visiting Scientist,
Department of Physical Intelligence, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart
2010-2011
Research Assistant, Physics and Instrumentation Group
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Research Interests

Fellowships, and Awards

2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, A.v. Humboldt Foundation
2013
Chair's Teaching Award, Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Pennsylvania
2011
Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant, IEEE NSS-MIC

Publications (* indicates equal contribution)

Peer Reviewed Publications

2018
Xiaoguang Ma,

Z.S. Davidson

*, et al., "Heterogeneous activation, local structure, and softness in supercooled colloidal liquids," Phys. Rev. Lett., Accepted
2017

Z.S. Davidson

, Y. Huang, A. Gross, et al., "Deposition and drying dynamics of liquid crystal droplets," Nat. Commun. , vol. 8, no. 15642
2017
E.D. Cubuk, R.J.S. Ivancic, S.S. Schoenholz, D.J. Strickland, A. Basu,

Z.S. Davidson

, et al., "Structure-property relationships from universal signatures of plasticity in disordered solids," Science , vol. 358, pp. 1033-1037
2016
M.D. Gratale, X. Ma,

Z.S. Davidson

, et al., "Vibrational properties of quasi-two-dimensional colloidal glasses with varying interparticle attraction," Phys. Rev. E. , vol. 94, no. 4, p. 042606
2016
M.D. Gratale, T. Still, C. Matyas,

Z.S. Davidson

, et al., "Tunable depletion potentials driven by shape variation of surfactant micelles," Phys. Rev. E. , vol. 93, no. 3, p. 050601
2015
T. Still, P.J. Yunker, K. Hanson,

Z.S. Davidson

, et al., "Temperature-Sensitive Hydrogel-Particle Films from Evaporating Drops," Adv. Mater. Interfaces , vol. 2,
2015

Z.S. Davidson

*, L. Kang, J. Jeong, et al., "Chiral structures and defects of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals induced by saddle-splay elasticity," Phys. Rev. E. , vol. 91, p. 050501
2015
J. Jeong, L. Kang,

Z.S. Davidson

, et al., "Chiral structures from achiral liquid crystals in cylindrical capillaries," PNAS , vol. 112, pp. E1837-1844
2014
M.A. Lohr, T. Still, R. Ganti, M.D. Gratale,

Z.S. Davidson

, et al., "Vibrational and structural signatures of the crossover between dense glassy and sparse gel-like attractive colloidal packings," Phys. Rev. E. , vol. 91, p. 050501
2014
J. Jeong,

Z.S. Davidson

, et al., "Chiral symmetry breaking and surface faceting in chromonic liquid crystal droplets with giant elastic anisotropy ," PNAS , vol. 111, pp. 1742-1747
2012
W. Ashmanskas,

Z.S. Davidson

, et al., "Combined analog/digital approach to performance optimization for the LAPET whole-body TOF PET scanner," 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference , pp. 3496-3500
2011

Z.S. Davidson

, R. Wiener, et al., "High voltage photodetector calibration for improved timing resolution with scintillation detectors for TOF-PET imaging," 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, pp. 2338-2341

Service

Teaching Experience, University of Pennsylvania

2015
CTL Teaching Certificate, Center For Teaching & Learning, University of Pennsylvania,
2015F
Classical Mechanics
2014S
Modern Physics, Lab TA
2012F
Laboratory Electronics for Physicists, Lab TA (and 2014F)
2011-2
Physics for Architects (and 2013-4)
2011F
Physics for Engineers, Lab TA
2009F
Introduction to Computer Architecture