Research Interests

Patrick specializes in surface and materials chemistry, and ordered molecular systems.  His research includes solar energy concentration and conversion, crystallization and growth mechanisms in organic semiconductors, and liquid crystal solvents.  He teaches courses in the areas of analytical and materials chemistry, and energy science.

Educational & Professional Experience

  • Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Research.
  • Director, Scientific Technical Services, 2017 - 2020.
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, Spain, 2018
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla, Spain, 2017.
  • Director, Advanced Mater. Sci. & Engin. Center, 2007 - 10, 2016 - 17.
  • Snohomish PUD Professor of Energy Studies, 2015.
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Energy Studies, 2014 - present
  • Visiting Fellow, Cambridge University, 2010 - 2011.
  • Visiting Fellow, Oxford University, 2002 - 2003.
  • Professor, 2005 - present.
  • Associate Professor, 2001 - 2005.
  • Assistant Professor, 1996 - 2001.
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Cambridge University, 1995 - 1996.
  • Ph.D. University of Utah, 1995.
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of California at Davis, 1990.

Recent Publications

“Bottom-Up Growth of Shape-Engineered Molecular Single-Crystals”, Griffin Reed, Matthew Littleton, Haley Doran, Kimberly Keay, Grace Hughes, and David L. Patrick. J. Cryst. Gr. Design 2020 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00194

"Multi-Scale Modeling of Early-Stage Morphology in Solution-Processed Polycrystalline Thin Films”, David L. Patrick, Cyrus Schaaf#, Robell Morehouse#, and Brad L. Johnson, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2019, 21, 9538.

"Predictive modeling of nanoscale domain morphology in solution-processed organic thin films”, Ryan Sumner, Steven Eiselt, Cyrus Schaaf, Michael Jenkins, Robell Morehouse, Dane Stanfield, Stephen McDowall, Brad L. Johnson, and David L. Patrick, Phys. Rev. Mater. 2017, 1, 043404.

"Analysis of Optical Losses in High-Efficiency CuInS2-Based Nanocrystal Luminescent Solar Concentrators: Balancing Absorption versus Scattering”, Ryan Sumner, Steven Eiselt, Troy B. Kilburn, Christian Erickson, Brian Carlson, Daniel R. Gamelin, Stephen McDowall, David L. Patrick, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2017, 121, 3252-3260. 

"High Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors using Ambient Deposition of Tetracene Single Crystals”, Logan Morrison, Dane Stanfield, Michael Jenkins, Aleksandr Baronov, D. L. Patrick, Janell Leger, Org. Electr. 2016, 33, 269. 

"A Simple Model of Burst Nucleation”, Aleksandr Baronov, Kevin Bufkin, Daniel W. Shaw, Brad. L. Johnson, D. L. Patrick, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 20846-20852.

"Zero-Reabsorption Doped-Nanocrystal Luminescent Solar Concentrators”, Christian S. Erickson, Liam R. Bradshaw, Stephen McDowall, John D. Gilbertson, Daniel R. Gamelin, David L. Patrick, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 3461.

"Structurally Engineered Perylene Dyes for High Efficiency Luminescent Solar Concentrators”, W. E. Benjamin, M. J. Perkins, D. R. Veit, E. Bain, K. Scharnhorst, S. McDowall, D. L. Patrick, and John D. Gilbertson, Chem. Mater. 2014. 26, 1291.