David J. Masiello

Department of Chemistry

University of Washington

Box 351700

Seattle, WA 98195-1700


Office: Bagley Hall, Room 323


phone: (206) 543-5579

fax: (206) 685-8665

email: masiello (at) chem.washington.edu



2013 ACS COMP Division outstanding junior faculty award

2012 NSF CAREER award


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics, UW, 2014 -

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Math, UW 2014 -

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, UW 2010 -

Postdoctoral: Northwestern University, 2006 - 2009

Postdoctoral: University of Washington, 2004 - 2006

Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Florida, 2004

B.S., Mathematics, University of Florida, 1999


Positions available

David J. Masiello

Bio. David Masiello completed a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Florida in 1999.  He then joined the University of Florida's Quantum Theory Project as a graduate student in chemical physics, where, in 2004, he received the Ph.D. degree working under the tutelage of Professor Yngve Öhrn.  His dissertation work explored a nonperturbative treatment of the interaction between molecules and the electromagnetic field, accounting for the redistribution of energy not only between different internal molecular degrees of freedom but also for its liberation to the dynamical electromagnetic field.  He then took two postdoctoral positions, one with Prof. William P. Reinhardt at the University of Washington (2004-2006) and the second with Professor George C. Schatz at Northwestern University (2006-2009).  Subsequently, David was hired back to the University of Washington in 2010 where he is now an assistant professor in theoretical chemistry.  Currently, Professor Masiello's research focuses on the theoretical understanding of a variety of nanoscale light-matter interactions involving the excitation of surface plasmon resonances.  Examples include electron energy-loss spectroscopy, cathodoluminescence, thermo-plasmonics, plasmon-enhanced catalysis, and plasmon-enhanced linear and nonlinear molecular optical phenomena.  As of Spring 2014, David is also a faculty member by courtesy in the Physics and Applied Mathematics departments at UW.