Dr. Lloyd M. Davis

Director for the Center for Laser Applications
BH Goethert Professor of Physics
Physics Program Coordinator
University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, Tennessee, and Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee

Phone: 931-393-7335
Fax: 931-454-2271

Curriculum Vitae
Email: ldavis@utsi.edu


B.Sc. – Physics and Math, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1978
Ph.D. – Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1984

Areas of Expertise:

Laser Applications, Optical Physics, Applied Physics, Interdisciplinary Physics; non-linear
optics, quantum optics, femtosecond laser applications, ultrafast laser phenomena, laser-material
and laser-plasma interactions, laser machining, chemical physics, laser applications to chemical
analysis, single-molecule detection and spectroscopy, single-molecule trapping, nanophotonics,
nano-optics, nanotechnology, micro/nano-fluidics, advanced microscopy, computational
modeling, Monte Carlo simulations, single-photon detection, quantum optics, quantum
information theory


2007-present: BH Goethert Professor, University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN
2001-present Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, and University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN
2010-2014 JILA Visiting Fellow and Visiting Researcher (summers); JILA, University of Colorado,
Boulder, and National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
2011 Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Science, The Photon Factory, Auckland U., New Zealand
1995-2001 Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN
1995 Visiting Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
1993-1995 Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN
1987-1993 Research Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN
1992 Visiting Researcher, U.S. Army Charles M. Bowden Research Center, Huntsville, AL
1989-1993 Visiting Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
1987-1993 Research Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN


Over 75 graduate-level courses taught in physics and engineering including Quantum Mechanics,
Classical Mechanics, Experimental Methods, Quantum Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Laser Physics,
Computational Physics, Biophysics, Biophotonics, Nanophotonics, Engineering Optics
Mentor to 8 postdoctoral research staff; Major advisor to 8 Ph.D. and 12 M.S. graduates;
Committee member for 17 Ph.D. and 11 M.S. graduates; Advisor to numerous postdoctoral and
graduate students at national laboratories and other universities

Professional Society Activities:

International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), since 1987, Senior Member since 2011
http://spie.org/profile/Lloyd.M.Davis; Optical Society of America (OSA), since 1985, Senior Member
since 2010; The Biophysical Society, since 2001; American Physical Society (APS), since 2007

Research Affiliations and Support:

Center for Nanophase Materials Science, Oak Ridge National Lab, 6 user projects from 2006 to 2017
External Associate, Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE)
Affiliate Faculty Member, Institute of Biomedical Engineering (iBME), UT Knoxville, since 2014
Founding member of UT Knoxville Center in Chemical Physics, 2002
Research projects have been supported by grants, contracts and fellowships from DARPA, NIH,
DOE, NSF, NASA, US Army, NIST, the Whitaker Foundation, and industry, including Abbott
Labs, LI-COR, Inc., and Pioneer Hi-Bred, Inc.

Selected Publications:

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-7648-2013 (>1,400 citations, h-index 16)
  1. “Evaluation of Bessel beam machining for scalable fabrication of conductive channels through
    diamond,” B.K. Canfield, and L.M. Davis, in Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing XI, U.
    Klotzbach, K. Washio, R. Kling, Editors, Proc. SPIE Vol. 10092 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2017),
    100921U, (2017); https://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Paper/10.1117/12.2252615
  2. “High-speed multiparameter photophysical analyses of fluorophore libraries,” K.M. Dean, L.M.
    Davis, J.L. Lubbeck, P. Manna, P. Friis, A.E. Palmer, R. Jimenez, Analytical Chemistry 87, 5026-
    5030 (2015); http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.analchem.5b00607
  3. “Correlation of atomic structure and photoluminescence of the same quantum dot: Pinpointing
    surface and internal defects that inhibit photoluminescence,” N.J. Orfield, J.R. McBride, J.D. Keene,
    L.M. Davis, S.J. Rosenthal, ACS Nano 9 (1), 831–839 (2015);
  4. “Rapid, single-molecule assays in nano/micro-fluidic chips with arrays of closely spaced parallel
    channels fabricated by femtosecond laser machining,” B.K. Canfield, J.K. King, W.N. Robinson,
    W.H. Hofmeister, L.M. Davis, Sensors 14, 15400-15414 (2014);
  5. “Single-nanocrystal spectroscopy of white-light emitting CdSe nanocrystals,” A.D. Dukes,
    P.C. Samson, J.D. Keene, L.M. Davis, J.P. Wikswo, S.J. Rosenthal, J. Phys. Chem. A 115,
    4076–4081 (2011); http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp1109509
  6. “Ligase detection reaction generation of reverse molecular beacons for near real-time
    analysis of bacterial pathogens using single-pair fluorescence resonance energy transfer and a
    cyclic olefin copolymer microfluidic chip,” Z. Peng, S.A. Soper, M.R. Pingle, F. Barany and
    L.M. Davis, Analytical Chemistry 82, 9727–9735 (2010);
  7. “Single-pulse ultrafast-laser machining of high aspect nano-holes at the surface of SiO2,” Y.V.
    White, X. Li, Z. Sikorski, L.M. Davis, and W. Hofmeister, Optics Express 16, 14411-14420 (2008);
  8. “Counting single chromophore molecules for ultrasensitive analysis and separations on
    microchip devices,” J.C. Fister III, S.C. Jacobson, L.M. Davis, and J.M. Ramsey, Analytical
    Chemistry 70, 431-437 (1998); http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac9707242
  9. “Picosecond resolved evolution of laser breakdown in gases,” L.M. Davis, L.Q. Li, and D.R.
    Keefer, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 26, 222-230 (1993);
  10. “Detection of single fluorescent molecules,” E.B. Shera, N.K. Seitzinger, L.M. Davis, R.A.
    Keller, and S.A. Soper, Chemical Physics Letters 174 (6), 553-557 (1990);