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Dr. David Irvin


Dr. David Irvin

Contact Information

Office:  Chem 201

Phone:  (512) 245-0893

Fax:  (512) 245-2374


Educational Background

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (1998-2000)
  • Ph. D. Organic Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1998)
  • M.S. Chemistry, Texas State University at San Marcos (1993)
  • B. S. Chemistry, Texas State University at San Marcos (1991)

Areas of Interest

  • Heterocyclic chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Polymer processing
  • Nanomaterials and nanocomposites




Research in the Irvin Group

My research focuses on heterocyclic monomer and polymer synthesis including new methods of synthesis, such as microwave chemistry. Basic analysis, processing, and device fabrication will be performed within my group and then appropriate collaborators will convert materials into more complex devices and to perform more rigorous analysis.


Recent Publications

“Reaction Dynamics of Rocket Propellant with Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles” Energy & Fuels 2015, 29.9, 6111-6117.

“Enhanced electrochemical response of solution-deposited n-doping polymer via co-casting with ionic liquid” J. Polym. Sci., B: Polym. Phys. 2012, 50, 1145-1150.

“Synthesis of Multifunctional Hydroxyethyl Tetrazoles” Tet. Lett. 2008, 49, 3823

“Direct Measurement of Extension and Force in Conductive Polymer Gel Actuators,” Chem. Mater. 2001, 13, 1143.

“Dual p- and n-type Doping in an Acid Sensitive Alternating Bi(ethylenedioxythiophene) and Pyridine Polymer” Chem Comm. 1999, 2121.