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David Bergsman

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

David Bergsman

Research focus

surfaces and interfaces, atomic/molecular layer deposition, membrane separations, materials for energy storage and conversion


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2018
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2014
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2012

David Bergsman joins Chemical Engineering this fall as an assistant professor. He was most recently a postdoctoral associate at MIT where he created a low-cost method for making conductive water filtration membranes, which can be used for advanced water treatment approaches.

At the UW, David plans to develop chemical tools and technologies that address water scarcity and provide carbon-free energy for a growing human population. By leveraging his expertise in ultrathin films, nanotechnology and atomic layer processing tools, he hopes to identify promising materials candidates for membranes, catalysts, solar cells and batteries.