Dr David Huang

David Huang
Lecturer Level 111 Coordinator
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

I use theory and computation to study condensed phase phenomena in chemistry, biology, and materials science on the molecular and nano scales. I am particularly interested in devising ways to control the properties of soft matter for applications in renewable energy, novel functional materials, and drug design and delivery.

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Dr David Huang

I use theory and computation to study condensed phase phenomena in chemistry, biology, and materials science on the molecular and nano scales. I am particularly interested in devising ways to control the properties of soft matter for applications in renewable energy, novel functional materials, and drug design and delivery.

Soft Condensed Matter Theory and Computation

Organic Electronics

The performance of organic electronic devices such as solar cells is sensitive to the structural properties of organic semiconductors on a wide range of length scales from the atomic level up to the 100-nm scale. Elucidating these structural properties and how they correlate with electronic properties on all relevant length scales is thus highly challenging. To address this issue, we are developing coarse-grained computational models to study the self-assembly of the nano-scale structure and its impact on functional properties such as energy and charge transport in organic semiconductor materials like conjugated polymers.

Nanofluidics

The dynamics of liquids when they are confined by surfaces on the nano scale can deviate significantly from those at the macroscopic level. In particular, due to high surface-to-volume ratios, interface effects can dominate flow phenomena. We are using statistical mechanics and fluid dynamics to understand how molecular-scale surface interactions can be exploited to control nano-scale fluid flows, with a focus on applications to electrokinetic energy conversion processes.

Porous Functional Materials

Synthetic porous solids such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), and porous organic cages (POCs) have attracted increasing attention due to their applications in heterogeneous catalysis, gas storage and molecular separation. We are using computational methods to design and screen novel materials for enhanced functional properties, in collaboration with the experimental research groups of Christian Doonan and Chris Sumby at the University of Adelaide.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2014 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
2010 - 2013 Lecturer The University of Adelaide
2008 - 2010 Postdoctoral scholar University of California, Davis
2006 - 2008 Postdoctoral researcher University of Lyon
2002 - 2004 Freelance copy-editor Springer Verlag

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2016 Teaching Award Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Australian Government Department of Education and Training
2016 Teaching Award RACI Chemical Education Division Citation Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2015 Teaching Award Commendation for Excellence in the Support of the Student Experience The University of Adelaide
2014 Teaching Award Executive Dean of Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award (Teaching Team) The University of Adelaide
2013 Teaching Award Exectuvie Dean of Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career) The University of Adelaide
1998 - 2002 Scholarship Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award Fulbright Association

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2004 - 2005 University of Technology, Sydney Australia Grad Dip
1998 - 2002 University of California, Berkeley USA PhD
1994 - 1997 University of Sydney Australia BSc (Hons)

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Lee, T., Caron, B., Stroet, M., Huang, D. M., Burn, P. L. & Mark, A. E. (2017). The Molecular Origin of Anisotropic Emission in an Organic Light-Emitting Diode.. Nano letters, 17, 10, 6464-6468.
10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03528
2017 Ayub, M., Zander, A., Howard, C., Cazzolato, B., Huang, D., Shanov, V. & Alvarez, N. (2017). Normal incidence acoustic absorption characteristics of a carbon nanotube forest. Applied Acoustics, 127, 223-239.
10.1016/j.apacoust.2017.06.012
2017 Ayub, M., Zander, A. C., Huang, D. M., Howard, C. Q. & Cazzolato, B. S. (2017). Molecular dynamics simulations of sound field characteristics of wave propagation in a monatomic gas. Physics of Fluids, -.
2017 Li, J., Koshnick, C., Diallo, S., Ackling, S., Huang, D., Jacobs, I. ... Moulé, A. (2017). Quantitative Measurements of the Temperature-Dependent Microscopic and Macroscopic Dynamics of a Molecular Dopant in a Conjugated Polymer. Macromolecules, 50, 14, 5476-5489.
10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00672
2017 Ayub, M., Zander, A. C., Huang, D. M., Howard, C. Q. & Cazzolato, B. S. (2017). Molecular dynamics simulation of classical sound absorption in a monatomic gas. Journal of Sound and Vibration, -.
2017 Tarzia, A., Thornton, A., Doonan, C. & Huang, D. (2017). Molecular Insight into Assembly Mechanisms of Porous Aromatic Frameworks. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, 30, 16381-16392.
10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04860
2017 Burgun, A., Coghlan, C., Huang, D., Chen, W., Horike, S., Kitagawa, S. ... Doonan, C. (2017). Mapping-out catalytic processes in a metal-organic framework with single-crystal X-ray crystallography. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 56, 29, 8412-8416.
10.1002/anie.201611254
2016 Tapping, P. & Huang, D. (2016). Comment on "Magnetic field effects on singlet fission and fluorescence decay dynamics in amorphous rubrene". Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 43, 25151-25157.
10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b04934
2016 Jones, M., Huang, D., Chakrabarti, B. & Groves, C. (2016). Relating Molecular Morphology to Charge Mobility in Semicrystalline Conjugated Polymers. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 8, 4240-4250.
10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b11511
2016 Rankin, D. & Huang, D. (2016). The effect of hydrodynamic slip on membrane-based salinity-gradient-driven energy harvesting. Langmuir, 32, 14, 3420-3432.
10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00433
2016 Evans, J., Huang, D., Haranczyk, M., Thornton, A., Sumby, C. & Doonan, C. (2016). Computational identification of organic porous molecular crystals. CrystEngComm, 18, 22, 4133-4141.
10.1039/c6ce00064a
2016 Fuzell, J., Jacobs, I., Ackling, S., Harrelson, T., Huang, D., Larsen, D. & Moulé, A. (2016). Optical Dedoping Mechanism for P3HT:F4TCNQ Mixtures. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7, 21, 4297-4303.
10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b02048
2016 Burgun, A., Valente, P., Evans, J., Huang, D., Sumby, C. & Doonan, C. (2016). Endohedrally functionalised porous organic cages. Chemical Communications, 52, 57, 8850-8853.
10.1039/c6cc04423a
2015 Ayub, M., Zander, A. C., Howard, C. Q., Huang, D. M. & Cazzolato, B. S. (2015). Molecular dynamics simulations of sound wave propagation in a gas and thermo-acoustic effects on a carbon nanotube. Journal of Computational Acoustics, 23, 4, 1540012-1-1540012-18.
10.1142/S0218396X15400123
2015 Williamson, N., Huang, D., Bell, S. & Metha, G. (2015). Guided inquiry learning in an introductory chemistry course. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 23, 6, 34-51.
2015 Evans, J. D., Huang, D. M., Hill, M. R., Sumby, C. J., Sholl, D. S., Thornton, A. W. & Doonan, C. J. (2015). Molecular design of amorphous porous organic cages for enhanced gas storage. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, 14, 7746-7754.
10.1021/jp512944r
2015 Khodakov, D., Khodakova, A., Huang, D., Linacre, A. & Ellis, A. (2015). Protected DNA strand displacement for enhanced single nucleotide discrimination in double-stranded DNA. Scientific Reports, 5, 1, 8721-1-8721-8.
10.1038/srep08721
2015 Tapping, P. C., Clafton, S. N., Schwarz, K. N., Kee, T. W. & Huang, D. M. (2015). Molecular-level details of morphology-dependent exciton migration in poly(3-hexylthiophene) nanostructures. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, 13, 7047-7059.
10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b00705
2014 Evans, J. D., Huang, D. M., Hill, M. R., Sumby, C. J., Thornton, A. W. & Doonan, C. J. (2014). Feasibility of mixed matrix membrane gas separations employing porous organic cages. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, 3, 1523-1529.
10.1021/jp4079184
2014 Huang, D. (2014). Computational study of P3HT/C₆₀-fullerene miscibility. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 67, 4, 585-591.
10.1071/CH13518
2013 Wallace, S., Kee, T. & Huang, D. (2013). Molecular basis of binding and stability of curcumin in diamide-linked y-cyclodextrin dimers. Journal of Physical Chemistry B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical, 117, 41, 12375-12382.
10.1021/jp406125x
2013 Schwarz, K., Kee, T. & Huang, D. (2013). Coarse-grained simulations of the solution-phase self-assembly of poly(3-hexylthiophene) nanostructures. Nanoscale, 5, 5, 2017-2027.
10.1039/c3nr33324h
2013 Clafton, S., Huang, D., Massey, W. & Kee, T. (2013). Femtosecond dynamics of excitons and hole-polarons in composite P3HT/PCBM nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical, 117, 16, 4626-4633.
10.1021/jp308876z
2013 Lee, G., Shi, Y., Lavoie, E., Daeneke, T., Reineck, P., Cappel, U. ... Bach, U. (2013). Light-driven transformation processes of anisotropic silver nanoparticles. ACS Nano, 7, 7, 5911-5921.
10.1021/nn4013059
2013 Mauger, S., Chang, L., Friedrich, S., Rochester, C., Huang, D., Wang, P. & Moule, A. (2013). Self-assembly of selective interfaces in organic photovoltaics. Advanced Functional Materials, 23, 15, 1935-1946.
10.1002/adfm.201201874
2012 Yu, J., Huang, D., Shapter, J. & Abell, A. (2012). Electrochemical and computational studies on intramolecular dissociative electron transfer in β‐peptides. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 50, 26608-26617.
10.1021/jp3082563
2012 Huang, D. & Harrowell, P. (2012). Molecular shape and the energetics of chemisorption: From simple to complex energy landscapes. Physical Review E. (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 86, 1, 1-8.
10.1103/PhysRevE.86.011606
2012 Chiu, M., Kee, T. & Huang, D. (2012). Coarse-grained simulations of the effects of chain length, solvent quality, and chemical defects on the solution-phase morphology of MEH-PPV conjugated polymers. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 65, 5, 463-471.
10.1071/CH12029
2012 Yu, J., Zvarec, O., Huang, D., Bissett, M., Scanlon, D., Shapter, J. & Abell, A. (2012). Electron transfer through α-peptides attached to vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays: a mechanistic transition. Chemical Communications, 48, 8, 1132-1134.
10.1039/c2cc16665h
2011 Huang, D., Mauger, S., Friedrich, S., George, S., Dimitriu-LaGrange, D., Yoon, S. & Moule, A. (2011). The consequences of interface mixing on organic photovoltaic device characteristics. Advanced Functional Materials, 21, 9, 1657-1665.
10.1002/adfm.201002014
2011 Moule, A., Faller, R. & Huang, D. (2011). Characterization of polymer-fullerene mixtures for organic photovoltaics by systematically coarse-grained molecular simulations. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 302, 1-2, 21-25.
10.1016/j.fluid.2010.07.025
2011 Huang, D. & Harrowell, P. (2011). Controlling adsorbate diffusion on a high-symmetry surface through molecular shape selection. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 115, 19, 9526-9534.
10.1021/jp1108619
2010 Huang, D., Faller, R., Do, K. & Moule, A. (2010). Coarse-Grained Computer Simulations of Polymer/Fullerene Bulk Heterojunctions for Organic Photovoltaic Applications. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 6, 2, 526-537.
10.1021/ct900496t
2010 Do, K., Huang, D., Faller, R. & Moule, A. (2010). A comparative MD study of the local structure of polymer semiconductors P3HT and PBTTT. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12, 44, 14735-14739.
10.1039/c0cp00785d
2009 Huang, D., Snaith, H., Gratzel, M., Meerholz, K. & Moule, A. (2009). Optical description of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. II. Device optical modeling with implications for improving efficiency. Journal of Applied Physics, 106, 7, 073112-1-073112-6.
10.1063/1.3204985
2009 Andersson, B., Huang, D., Moule, A. & Inganas, O. (2009). An optical spacer is no panacea for light collection in organic solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 94, 4, 1-3.
10.1063/1.3073710
2009 Moule, A., Snaith, H., Kaiser, M., Klesper, H., Huang, D., Gratzel, M. & Meerholz, K. (2009). Optical description of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. I. Measurement of layer optical properties. Journal of Applied Physics, 106, 7, 073111-1-073111-9.
10.1063/1.3204982
2008 Huang, D., Sendner, C., Horinek, D., Netz, R. & Bocquet, L. (2008). Water slippage versus contact angle: a quasiuniversal relationship. Physical Review Letters, 101, 22, 1-4.
10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.226101
2008 Huang, D., Cottin-Bizonne, C., Ybert, C. & Bocquet, L. (2008). Massive amplification of surface-induced transport at superhydrophobic surfaces. Physical Review Letters, 101, 6, 1-4.
10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.064503
2008 Huang, D., Cottin-Bizonne, C., Ybert, C. & Bocquet, L. (2008). Aqueous Electrolytes near Hydrophobic Surfaces: Dynamic Effects of Ion Specificity and Hydrodynamic Slip. Langmuir, 24, 4, 1442-1450.
10.1021/la7021787
2007 Huang, D., Cottin-Bizonne, C., Ybert, C. & Bocquet, L. (2007). Ion-specific anomalous electrokinetic effects in hydrophobic nanochannels. Physical Review Letters, 98, 17, 1-4.
10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.177801
2005 Huang, D. & Attard, P. (2005). A random walk through the dynamics of homogeneous vapor-liquid nucleation. Journal of Chemical Physics, 122, 17, 1-8.
10.1063/1.1884086
2002 Huang, D. M. & Chandler, D. (2002). The hydrophobic effect and the influence of solute-solvent attractions. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106, 8, 2047-2053.
10.1021/jp013289v
2001 Huang, D. M., Geissler, P. L. & Chandler, D. (2001). Scaling of hydrophobic solvation free energies. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 105, 28, 6704-6709.
10.1021/jp0104029
2001 Toh, J., Huang, D., Lovell, P. & Gilbert, R. (2001). Ab initio calculation of the rate coefficient for short-chain branching in free-radical polymerizations. Polymer, 42, 5, 1915-1920.
10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00519-X
2000 Huang, D. & Chandler, D. (2000). Temperature and length scale dependence of hydrophobic effects and their possible implications for protein folding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States Of America, 97, 15, 8324-8327.
10.1073/pnas.120176397
2000 Huang, D. & Chandler, D. (2000). Cavity formation and the drying transition in the Lennard-Jones fluid. Physical Review E, 61, 2, 1501-1506.
10.1103/PhysRevE.61.1501
1998 Huang, D., Monteiro, M. & Gilbert, R. (1998). A theoretical study of propagation rate coefficients for methacrylonitrile and acrylonitrile. Macromolecules, 31, 16, 5175-5187.
10.1021/ma980229n

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2012 Dantanarayana, V., Huang, D., Staton, J., Moule, A. & Faller, R. (2012). Multi-scale modeling of bulk heterojunctions for organic photovoltaic applications. In V. Fthenakis (Ed.), Third Generation Photovoltaics (pp. 29-60). Croatia: InTech.
10.5772/26068
2008 Huang, D., Joly, L., Cottin-Bizonne, C., Ybert, C., Trizac, E. & Bocquet, L. (2008). Molecular views of electrokinetic phenomena. In Surface Electrical Phenomena in Membranes and Microchannels, 2008 (pp. 255-273). Transworld Research Network.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Ayub, M., Zander, A., Howard, C., Cazzolato, B. & Huang, D. (2016). Acoustic absorption behavior of a tall carbon nanotube forest. Acoustics 2016. Brisbane, Australia.
2016 Ayub, M., Zander, A., Howard, C., Cazzolato, B., Huang, D., Alvarez, N. & Shanov, V. (2016). Acoustic absorption behaviour of a tall carbon nanotube forest.
2015 Bennett, H., Zander, A., Cazzolato, B. & Huang, D. (2015). Speedup Techniques for Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Interaction of Acoustic Waves and Nanomaterials. 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM) held jointly with the 23rd National Conference of the Australian-Society-for-Operations-Research / DSTO led Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS. T. Weber, M. McPhee & R. Anderssen (Eds.) Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA.
2014 Ayub, M., Zander, A. C., Howard, C. Q., Cazzolato, B. S., Shanov, V. S., Alvarez, N. T. & Huang, D. M. (2014). Acoustic absorption behaviour of carbon nanotube arrays. 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering. J. Davy, C. Don, T. McMinn, L. Dowsett, N. Broner & M. Burgess (Eds.) Melbourne.
2013 Ayub, M., Zander, A., Howard, C., Cazzolato, B. & Huang, D. (2013). A review of MD simulations of acoustic absorption mechanisms at the nanoscale. Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society. Terrance McMinn (Ed.) Victor Harbor.
2012 Williamson, N. M., Huang, D. M., Pyke, S. M., Willison, J. & Metha, G. F. (2012). Constructing a First Year University Chemistry Course for the ‘Late Bloomers’. ERGA 2012. Adelaide.
2010 Huang, D. M., Moulé, A. J. & Faller, R. (2010). Systematic multiscale modeling of polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunctions for photovoltaic applications.
2009 Huang, D. M., La Grange, D. D., George, S. J., Freidrich, S. & Moule, A. J. (2009). COLL 509-Incorporation of polymers into the surface of PEDOT:PSS: Mechanism and electrical consequences-uses.
2009 Huang, D., La Grange, D., George, S., Freidrich, S. & Moulé, A. (2009). Incorporation of polymers into the surface of PEDOT:PSS: Mechanism and electrical consequences-uses.
2009 Huang, D. M., Do, K., Faller, R. & Moulé, A. J. (2009). Coarse-grained computer simulations of polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunctions for photovoltaic applications.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2012 Williamson, N. M., Metha, G. F., Huang, D. M. & Bell, S. G. (2012). Development of POGIL-Style Organic Chemistry Activities. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Sydney.

Patents

Year Citation
2017 Zander, A. C., Nine, M. J., Ayub, M., Losic, D., Cazzolato, B. S., Howard, C. Q. & Huang, D. M.; (2017); Acoustic Graphene-containing Compositions/Materials and Methods of Formation;
Dates Funding Agency Scheme Grant Title Investigators Amount
2016–2018 Australian Research Council Discovery Projects X-ray snapshots of chemical transformations in open framework materials CJ Doonan, CJ Sumby, DM Huang, N Champness $314,900
2011–2014 Australian Solar Institute (ASI) Round 2 Upconversion of the solar spectrum for improved PV energy conversion TW Schmidt, MJ Crossley, S Perrier, GJ Conibeer, NJ Ekin-Daukes, S Maier, KW Lips, DM Huang $811,000
2011–2013 Centre for Energy Technology–Adelaide Airport Partnership Generic Fund Solar hydrogen: photocatalytic generation of H 2 from water GF Metha, TW Kee, DM Huang, J Alvino $33,000

 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2010 - ongoing Member Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Australia
2008 - ongoing Member American Physical Society United States
Position
Lecturer Level 111 Coordinator
Phone
83135580
Fax
8313 4380
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Badger
Room Number
2 32
Org Unit
Chemistry

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