About Davit

Professional experience
  • Associate Technical Director, Chemical and Nanoparticle Synthesis Core (CNSC), University of Pennsylvania, 2018-present
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, (Prof. Christopher B. Murray) 2014-2017
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, (Prof. Virgil Percec) 2013-2014
Education
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Florida (Prof. Alan R. Katritzky) 2012
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 2007
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 2005
Research Interests
  • Soft nanomaterials.
  • Design, synthesis, self-assembly, and application of dendritic and polymeric macromolecules.
  • Dendrimer, polymer, and nanoparticle-based hybrid systems for drug delivery and imaging.
  • Multifunctional amphiphilic (Janus) nanomaterials.

 

Awards and Diplomas
  • Mack (University of Pennsylvania) fellow, 2018
  • Best poster award at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, 2017
  • Best poster award at FloHet-13 conference, 2012
  • M. Jones Award for Research Originality and Creativity, 2011
  • Procter & Gamble Award for Research Excellence, 2011
  • Diploma at Tbilisi State University student’s 67th Scientific Conference, 2007
  • Diploma at Tbilisi International Conference “Advanced Materials and Technologies”, 2006
  • “Open Society Georgia Foundation” Scholarship, 2004
  • Diploma at “Soros International Educational Programs” Conference, 2004
  • Diploma at Tbilisi State University student’s 64th Scientific Conference, 2004
  • Diploma at Tbilisi State University student’s 63rd Scientific Conference, 2003
  • Tbilisi State University Stipend for Excellent Grades, 2003-2005