David Flannigan

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
David Flannigan is an Associate Professor of Materials Science at the University of Minnesota, and he is currently a McKnight Presidential Fellow and the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Materials Science. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively. At Illinois, he studied the physical conditions and chemical processes of sonoluminescence under the guidance of Prof. Ken Suslick. Following this, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, where he worked on the development and application of ultrafast electron microscopy with Prof. Ahmed Zewail. He joined the faculty at Minnesota in 2012, where his research focuses on the study of materials dynamics with ultrafast electron imaging, diffraction, and spectroscopy. His group’s work has been recognized with a Beckman Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and a DOE Early Career Award.