David Gardner

Graduate Student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Education

B. S. Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University (2016)

Current Research

  1. Title: “Metal-Organic Frameworks: A Highly Tunable Class of Materials for Chemical Sensing with High Selectivity.”

Abstract: A classic challenge in gas sensing is tunability of sensing material to suit the specific application. One class of materials, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), can take on thousands of forms, each with unique chemical adsorption properties. Metal-organic frameworks are made up of metal-cluster nodes connected by organic linkers. Changing the metal cluster or the organic linker can modulate the adsorptive properties. This MOF can be used directly as the sensing material, or it can be used as a gas-selective membrane around a separate sensing material. Future work will include preparing a library of these materials and surface characterization to better understand the mechanism.

  1. Title: “High pressure studies of calcium-aluminum-silicate hydrate (C-A-S-H)”

Publications

  1. David Gardner, Xiang Gao, Hossain Fahad, An-Ting Yang, Sam He, Ali Javey, Carlo Carraro, Roya Maboudian, “Scalable ultra-low power chemical sensing with metal-organic frameworks” Transducers, 2019
  2. Xiang Gao, Steven Delacruz, Siyi Cheng, David W. Gardner, Chenhui Zhu, Yuhui Xie, Carlo Carraro, Roya Maboudian, “Surface functionalization of carbon cloth with cobalt-porphyrin-based metal organic framework for enhanced electrochemical sensing”, Carbon, 2019, 148, 64-71
  3. Xiang Gao, Xiaokun Pei, David Gardner, Mathieu Prevot, Bunyarat Rungtaweevoranit, Chenhui Zhu, Seungkyu Lee, Sirine Fakra, Omar M. Yaghi, Roya Maboudian, “Casting nanoporous platinum in metal-organic frameworks with tunable dimensions and topologies,” Advanced Materials, 2019, 31, 1807553
  4. Lunet Luna*, David Gardner*, Velemir Radmilovic, Roya Maboudian, Carlo Carraro, “Atomic-Scale electronic characterization of defects in silicon carbide nanowires by electron energy-loss spectroscopy,” Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (22), pp. 12047-12051
  5. Thomas C. Hoff, David W. Gardner, Rajeeva Thalikartne, Jaun Proano-Raviles, Robert C. Brown, and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, “Elucidating the effect of desilication on aluminum-rich ZSM-5 zeolite and its consequences on biomass catalytic fast pyrolysis”, Cat. A, 2017, 529 (5), pp. 68-78
  6. Thomas C. Hoff, Rajeeva Thalikartne, David W. Gardner, Robert C. Brown, and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier. “Thermal Stability of aluminum-rich ZSM-5 zeolites and consequences on aromatization reactions,” Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120 (36), pp. 20103-20113
  7. Thomas C. Hoff, David W. Gardner, Kaige Wang, Rajeeva Thilakaratne, Robert C. Brown, and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, “Tailoring ZSM-5 zeolites for the fast pyrolysis of biomass to aromatic hydrocarbons,” ChemSusChem, 2016, 9 (12), pp. 1473-1482
  8. David W. Gardner*, Jiajie Huo*, Thomas C. Hoff*, Robert L. Johnson, Brent H. Shanks, and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, “Insights into the hydrothermal stability of ZSM-5 under relevant biomass conversion reaction conditions,” ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5 (7), pp 4418-4422

Presentations

  1. David W. Gardner, Xiang Gao, Xiang Gao, Hossain Fahad, An-Ting Yang, Sam He, Ali Javey, Carlo Carraro, Roya Maboudian, “Scalable ultra-low power chemical sensing with metal-organic frameworks” Transducers, 2019
  2. David W. Gardner, An-Ting Yang, Hossain Fahad, Ali Javey, Carlo Carraro, Roya Maboudian, “A metal-organic-framework based field-effect chemical sensor,” Berkeley Chemical and Biological Engineering Symposium, 3 May 2018
  3. David W. Gardner, Anna Harley-Trochimczyk, Hu Long, An-Ting Yang, Hossain Fahad, Ali Javey, Carlo Carraro, Roya Maboudian, “Advances in nanomaterials for low-power gas sensing,” Berkeley Sensors and Actuators Center Researcher Seminar, 10 April 2018. Invited talk
  4. David W. Gardner, An-Ting Yang, Hossain Fahad, Ali Javey, Carlo Carraro, Roya Maboudian, “Metal-organic frameworks: a highly tunable class of materials for chemical sensing with high selectivity,” Berkeley Sensors and Actuators Conference, 21 September 2017 and 8 March 2018 (Poster)
  5. Thomas C. Hoff, David W. Gardner, Kaige Wang, Rajeeva Thalikartne, Robert C. Brown, and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, “Structure-activity correlations for catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass,” Iowa Academy of Science, 23 April 2015
  6. Thomas C. Hoff, Rajeeva Thalikartne, David W. Gardner, Robert C. Brown, and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, “Considerations for aluminum-rich ZSM-5 in moderate to high temperature processing,” Iowa Academy of Science, 23 April 2015
  7. David W. Gardner, Jiajie Huo, Thomas C. Hoff, Robert L. Johnson, Brent H. Shanks, and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, “Hydrothermal stability of ZSM-5 in relevant biomass conversion conditions,” AIChE Fall Meeting, 9 November 2015
  8. David W. Gardner, Thomas C. Hoff, and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, “Mesoporous zeolites for catalytic fast pyrolysis,” AIChE MidAmerica Conference, 4 April 2015. Presentation.
  9. David W. Gardner, John Fehr, Dominique Western, Jean Cheong, “Optimization of Non-Ferrous Metal Collection System at Ames Resource Recovery Plant,” Fall 2014

Affiliations

  1. Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL): Advanced Light Source, Molecular Foundry

Awards/Honors

  • DoE Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fall 2018. Mentor: Dr. Martin Kunz. Fellowship for graduate study at DoE facility
  • Best poster, “Improved adsorption selectivity on Pd nanoparticles with ZIF-8 membrane”, Berkeley Sensors and Actuators Center, 7 March 2019. Recognized by engineering firms for translational research
  • Teaching Effectiveness Award, Essay: “View from the corner office: changing student attitudes about thermodynamics,” UC Berkeley, April 2017. http://bit.ly/dwgf16tea Awarded for creatively addressing a teaching challenge
  • Honorable mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), 2017. Nationally competitive fellowship
  • Featured solution to “Riddler” on FiveThirtyEight.com, “Empirical Monte-Carlo chaos tag simulation,” June 2017, http://53eig.ht/2t4p2V9
  • Outstanding graduate student award, Intro to Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley, December 2016. Awarded for outstanding teaching

Teaching Records

  1. Intro to chemical engineering, UC Berkeley, Spring 2019. Instructor: Dr. S. Ciston. Reviews: https://bit.ly/2XaNDXC
  2. Graduate kinetics and reaction engineering, UC Berkeley, Fall 2018. Instructor: Prof. A. Katz. Reviews: https://bit.ly/2Y9bSCw
  3. Graduate kinetics and reaction engineering, UC Berkeley, Fall 2017. Instructor: Prof. E. Iglesia. Reviews: ly/dwgf17cbe244
  4. Graduate student instructor teaching conference, UC Berkeley, 18 Aug. 2017, 13 Jan. 2018, 17 Aug 2018. Reviews: ly/dwg_gsi_f17, bit.ly/dwg_gsi_s18
  5. Intro to chemical engineering, UC Berkeley, Fall 2016. Instructor: Dr. M. Went.  Reviews: ly/dwgf16cbe40

Mentorship/Outreach

  1. Volunteer, Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS), Fall 2016 – Present

Contact

dwg@berkeley.edu