- Ph.D., Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022
- M.S., Chemistry, Furman University, 2017
- B.S., Chemistry, Furman University, 2016
- William Emerson Outstanding Mentoring Award, 2021
- Department of Defense NDSEG Fellow, 2019
- William Emerson Safety Award, 2019
- Georgia Tech President’s Fellow, 2017
- Furman Advantage Research Fellow, 2015
- Furman Scholars Award, 2014
- Sustainability Science Achievement Award, 2014
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
Dr. DiTullio is a chemist specializing in polymer science, polymer processing, and electrochemistry. He has a background in the synthesis, characterization, processing, and application of polymeric materials such as organic conjugated polymers that are commonly used in applications such as organic electrodes, thin-film transistors, and bulk-heterojunction solar cells. Dr. DiTullio also has experience with material processing, with several years of experience working with industrial innovation teams to formulate electrically conductive polymeric inks for antistatic coatings and structural electronics applications, which included industrial scale synthesis and extrusion-based additive manufacturing technologies. Additionally, Dr. DiTullio has expertise with device engineering and characterization for bioelectronics applications such as organic electrochemical transistors.
Dr. DiTullio understands how the structure of polymeric materials influences their properties and has experience investigating materials using numerous polymer characterization and electrochemical analytical techniques, including voltammetry, amperometry, electrical conductivity measurements, spectroscopy (e.g., UV-Vis, FT-IR, NMR, Raman, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy), gel permeation chromatography, and thermal analysis (e.g., TGA and DSC). He also has experience with microscopy and surface characterization techniques, including SEM and confocal microscopy, profilometry, and interferometry that are often used to characterize polymer thin films.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. DiTullio was a Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology, where his work focused on the development of new polymers by tailoring their fundamental organic structures to control optoelectronic and redox properties. His work to innovate new organic polyheterocycles was applied in electrochromism, bioelectronics, and other semiconductor applications. While at Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. DiTullio also served as the lab safety coordinator where he worked directly with Environmental Health and Safety coordinators to improve the school's lab safety and environmental compliance.