Faculty and Staff

W. David WeiW. David Wei


Dr. W. David Wei joined the University of Florida in August, 2009 as an Assistant Professor working in Analytical, Physical, and Materials Chemistry with research interests in novel electronic and optical properties of metallic and semiconductor nanomaterials and their applications in solar energy harvesting, conversion and storage, visible light photocatalysis, chemical and biological detection, drug delivery, and cancer therapeutics. David received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin with Mike White and trained as a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University with Chad Mirkin. He has also held a research position at Pacific Northwest National Labs. David has more than twenty publications, eleven invited talks, and five pending patents. He is the member of the American Chemical Society and American Vacuum Society and has been awarded a Summer Fellowship at PNNL and the 2010 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.