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Walba, David M Professor

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  • Professor Walba's research focuses on the design and synthesis of liquid crystals, with an emphasis on chirality and polarity in liquid crystal systems. Working in collaboration with the group of Professor Noel Clark in the Department of Physics, Walba's group has made key contributions to the development of ferroelectric liquid crystals and devices, which are now found in commercial consumer electronics products. Current research in the group is directed towards design of new polar liquid crystalline systems for second order nonlinear optics, potentially useful in ultra-fast electrooptic switching for telecommunications, new liquid crystalline systems for organic photovoltaics, and new approaches to improved information displays.

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  • organic stereochemistry, organic materials, liquid crystals, and applications of liquid crystals in electrooptics, organic electronics, and organic photovoltaics

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Teaching

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  • CHEM 3451 Organic Chemistry for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 3331 Organic Chemistry 2 (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 3451 Organic Chemistry for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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