Research Areas of Interest, Biography.
Davies' principal interests lie in the synthesis,
structure, solid state chemistry,
and properties of electronic ceramics. Currently his group is
in the development of new dielectric ceramics for wireless microwave
systems, modification of the nano-structural features of relaxor
ferroelectrics, identification of new piezoelectric materials, and on
the design and synthesis of multi-functional oxide systems. In
these areas he utilizes high resolution transmission electron
microscopy, x-ray and
neutron diffraction to guide the synthesis of new materials. In
these systems he is focusing on how different degrees of cation order
to modifications in the material response. Dr. Davies'
group has published over
130 papers, a complete listing is provided in the link to
Additional details on his research on Microwave Ceramics,
and Cation Order are provided in the individual links to the left.
Dr. Davies has presented approximately 100 invited talks and is the co-editor of two books on the Solid State Chemistry of Ceramic Systems and one on Ferroelectrics. He has co-chaired the International Meeting on the Chemistry of Electronic Ceramic Materials, and has organized symposia for the American Ceramic Society, the Materials Research Society, and the International Conference on Solid State Ionics. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, has held the UPS Chair for Distinguished Education, and received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania.