Ryan Davis


Princeton University
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
D225 Engineering Quad
Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08544

Phone: 609-865-0264


Ryan Davis is a PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His research focuses on computational modelling of complex, three-dimensional microstructures, particularly their evolution and characterization. This work has been applied to understanding the degradation mechanisms involved in the operation of solid-oxide fuel cells. Included in his related interests are topics such as parallel / high performance computing, data visualization, and program design patterns. Ryan has also served as a teaching assistant in numerous courses such as engineering mathematics and solid mechanics.

Research interests

  • Degradation mechanisms in solid-oxide fuel cells
  • Computational modelling of brittle fracture
  • High performance computing and GPU acceleration

Honors & Awards

  • The Crocco Teaching Award , September 2013. Awarded by Princeton’s MAE department for excellence in teaching assistantship. 


  • Ryan Davis, Fadi Abdeljawad, Jeff Lillibridge, and Mikko Haataja. Phase wettability and microstructural evolution in solid oxide fuel cell anode materials, Acta Materialia, 2014
  • Fadi Abdeljawad, Benjamin Voelking, Ryan Davis, Robert McMeeking, and Mikko Haataja. Connecting microstructural coarsening processes to electrochemical performance in solid oxide fuel cells: An integrated modeling approach, Journal of Power Sources, 2013
  • Ryan Davis and Mohammed Laradji. Predictions of phase separation in three-component lipid membranes by the MARTINI force field, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2013