Curriculum Vitae

Roderick Davidson

Phone (256) 200-6943


Education The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Bachelor of Science in Physics,Graduation Date: May 2011 

  • Minor in Mathematics
  • GPA: 3.7/4.0 (3.8/4.0 in major)
  • Honors and Affiliations:  Magna Cum Laude, Sigma Pi Sigma, Deans List, Alpha Lambda Delta,  Society of Physics Students, Science Ambassadors

Vanderbilt University
Doctorate Program
Expected Graduation Date: May 2016

Work Experience May 2012 – Present                                                                        Nashville, TNVanderbilt University

Research Assistant

  • Performs research towards the completion of dissertation
  • Supervises undergraduate researchers

August 2011 – May 2012                                                                Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University

Teaching Assistant

  • Taught laboratories for physics w/ calculus

May 2011 – August 2011                                                               Huntsville, AL

Davidson Technologies


  • Developed calculations for use in cardiometry
  • Developed algorithms for use in missile defense

January 2011 – May 2011                                                              Huntsville, AL

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Student Researcher

  • Studied the characteristics of ablation of semiconductor materials

September 2008-October 2010                                                      Huntsville, AL

Kaplan Test Prep Services


  • Taught classes on standardized test taking
  • “Are There Gravitationally Lensed Gamma Ray Bursts detected by GBM?”  Published in AIP conference proceedings August 2011
  • “Laser Ablation Tractor Beaming with Bilayer Targets” 50th AIAA 2012
  • “Efficient Forward Second-Harmonic Generation from Archimedean Nanospirals” pending publication in Nanophotonics 2014



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