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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Kevin Davenport

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Kevin works with Dr. Andrey Rogachev at the University of Utah, where he studies condensed matter physics. His primary line of research is focused on understanding electronic transport mechanisms present in organic materials that will be used in the next iteration of today’s electronic devices. Specifically, Kevin uses a technique known as noise spectroscopy to extract information about the processes that occur in devices made from these materials, such as organic light-emitting diodes, organic transistors, and photovoltaic cells.
This information is critical in understanding how these devices function so that they can eventually be scaled up for industrial production. Kevin’s other research interests include nano-fabrication techniques and 1-dimensional superconductivity in nanoscale wires, both important for small-scale, supercooled computing applications.

Kevin is very involved in student government. He also loves collecting and reading books, creating and playing games, and playing the piano.