Justin Davis portrait

Justin Davis

Mechanical Engineering

As a graduate student in the lab of mechanical engineering professor Igor Novosselov, Justin analyzed the formation and evolution of particulate nanostructures generated by combustion. These particulates are a major component of air pollution with known health risks and adverse environmental impacts. He found that young, amorphous particles show more of an increased toxicological response than structured, mature particles. Further understanding of this complex process will help build a cleaner and healthier society. While at UW, Justin participated in the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, which invites entrepreneurial students to showcase their problem-solving ideas. His team Apollo was selected as one of the 2019 finalists for their project to develop a low-cost electrode optimized for next-generation solar cells. Since completing his Ph.D. in 2019, Justin began working in the private sector as a junior data engineer.