Curriculum Vitae

James F. Davies

Assistant Professor of Chemistry • University of California, Riverside


  • University of Bristol (Bristol, UK 2010-2014)
    The Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol.
    • Ph.D Chemistry
    • Awarded a Faculty of Science Commendation for Excellence in a Doctoral Thesis
    • Doctoral thesis: “Characterising the Impact of Bulk, Surface and Gas-Phase Limitations on Mass Transport in Aerosol”
  • University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK 2006-2010)
    Punting on the R. Cam., Cambridge
    • Department of Chemistry, MA MSci (Natural Sciences), Classification: 2:1
    • Part III dissertation: “A Gas Phase Mass Spectrometry Study of the Ozonolysis of Organic Aerosols”

Research Experience

  • Department of Chemistry, UC Riverside (Riverside, CA 2018-pres.)
    • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    • Exploring the physical and chemical interactions of aerosol in the atmosphere using single particle levitation
The Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (Berkeley, CA 2014-2017)
    • Postdoctoral Researcher (supervisor: Dr Kevin Wilson)
    • Heterogeneous reactive gas uptake and aerosol chemistry
    • Cloud activation and surface activity
  • Aerosol Research Center, University of Bristol (Bristol, UK 2010-2014)
    • Postgraduate Student (supervisor: Prof Jonathan Reid)
    • Heat and mass transport kinetics in aerosol
  • Center for Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK 2009-2010)
    • Part III Research Student (supervisors: Dr Markus Kalberer and Dr Francis Pope)
    • Chemical aging of organic aerosol

Teaching Experience

  • UC Riverside, Riverside CA (2018-pres.)
    • Undergraduate General Chemistry (CHEM001B)
    • Undergraduate Upper Division Physical Chemistry (CHEM110A)
    • Graduate Physical Chemistry (CHEM210C)
  • Aerosol Research Center, University of Bristol (Bristol, UK 2010-2014)
    • Instrument training for students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Aerosol Research Center, University of Bristol (Bristol, UK 2011-2012)
    • Day-to-day mentoring of a Masters student
  • Bristol ChemLabS, University of Bristol (Bristol, UK 2011-2012)
    • Level II undergraduate physical chemistry laboratory demonstration

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • Member of the American Chemical Society
  • Member of the American Geophysical Union

Professional Services

  • Chair of the Aerosol Chemistry – New Experimental Methods session at the American Association for Aerosol Research Conference 2015
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC), the Journal of Chemical Physics (JCP), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), and Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP)
  • Student volunteer at the Annual Aerosol Science Conference 2012 and European Aerosol Conference 2011