David M. Collard
College of Sciences
United States of America
B.Sc. (Hons.), University of East Anglia, U.K., 1983; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1989; Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, 1989-91. Georgia Tech Professional Education Award, 2011; Class of 1940 Howard EctorOutstanding Teacher Award, 2009; Eichholz Award, 2008; Class of 1934 Outstanding Use of Educational Technology Award, 2008; Georgia Tech Ph.D. Advisor Award, 2005; NSF CAREER Award, 1995; Research Corporation Cottrell Scholarship, 1994; Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, 1991.
The main focus of Dr. Collard's research is the molecular self-assembly in polymers which allows for the formation of new supermolecular architectures that take on new functions and promise potential benefits and novel applications. Currently, his group is studying surfactants, spontaneously assembled monolayers, and liquid crystals. Materials under study include conjugated electronically conductive polymers and new functional polyesters. Techniques used to construct and probe the structure of our supramolecular assemblies including: synthesis, electrochemistry, thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction and microscopy.