Dr. Clyde Daly Jr.

Meet Dr. Clyde Daly Jr.

Clyde Daly Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Clyde A. Daly Jr. is a new assistant professor of physical and theoretical chemistry at Haverford College, and has been serving in this role since Fall 2019. Clyde’s family originates from the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean, where a great deal of his family still lives. Clyde was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Randolph, MA (which is currently represented by Ayanna Pressley in Congress!). He has long been interested in nanotechnology. In 2012, Clyde was part of an REU program at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA and worked in the lab of Professor Mostafa El-Sayed, where he created noble metal nanoparticles and attempted to use them to build solar energy devices. In 2013, Clyde graduated from Gordon College with a B.S. in Chemistry with Honors. His honors research project, under the supervision of Professor Joel Boyd, was to build polymeric substrates for photocatalytic titania nanoparticle-enabled water purification. Clyde then moved to the University of Notre Dame and joined the lab of Professor Steven Corcelli. In his Ph.D. work, Clyde switched to theoretical chemistry and built expertise in vibrational spectroscopy calculations, ionic liquids, the dynamics of excess water ions, molecular dynamics, and density functional theory calculations. After graduating with his Ph.D. in 2018, Clyde joined the lab of Professor Rigoberto Hernandez at Johns Hopkins University as a part of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. Here, Clyde used molecular dynamics and machine learning to characterize and understand the effect of nanoparticles on biological systems. Since joining the faculty at Haverford, Clyde has started a number of projects, several of which are related to nanotechnology, especially the effect of nanomaterials on biomolecules. He is excited to continue these lines of research and find exciting new uses for the excited world of nanomaterials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Dr. Clyde Daly Jr.

Clyde Daly Jr., Ph.D

Dr. Clyde A. Daly Jr. is a new assistant professor of physical and theoretical chemistry at Haverford College, and has been serving in this role since Fall 2019. Clyde’s family originates from the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean, where a great deal of his family still lives. Clyde was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Randolph, MA (which is currently represented by Ayanna Pressley in Congress!). He has long been interested in nanotechnology. In 2012, Clyde was part of an REU program at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA and worked in the lab of Professor Mostafa El-Sayed, where he created noble metal nanoparticles and attempted to use them to build solar energy devices. In 2013, Clyde graduated from Gordon College with a B.S. in Chemistry with Honors. His honors research project, under the supervision of Professor Joel Boyd, was to build polymeric substrates for photocatalytic titania nanoparticle-enabled water purification. Clyde then moved to the University of Notre Dame and joined the lab of Professor Steven Corcelli. In his Ph.D. work, Clyde switched to theoretical chemistry and built expertise in vibrational spectroscopy calculations, ionic liquids, the dynamics of excess water ions, molecular dynamics, and density functional theory calculations. After graduating with his Ph.D. in 2018, Clyde joined the lab of Professor Rigoberto Hernandez at Johns Hopkins University as a part of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. Here, Clyde used molecular dynamics and machine learning to characterize and understand the effect of nanoparticles on biological systems. Since joining the faculty at Haverford, Clyde has started a number of projects, several of which are related to nanotechnology, especially the effect of nanomaterials on biomolecules. He is excited to continue these lines of research and find exciting new uses for the excited world of nanomaterials.