Ian Rosenstein, Chair
(315) 859-4730

Chemistry Department
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323


Farah Dawood, Physical Chemistry

Assistant Professor

Office: Science Center 1064
Phone: 315-859-4209
Email: fdawood@hamilton.edu

At Hamilton since 2015

EDUCATION

B.A. in ACS certified Chemistry, Minor: Mathematics, Concordia College, 2005


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 2010 (Raymond E. Schaak)

Postdoctoral Research at University of Maryland, 2010-2013 (John T. Fourkas),
and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory,
2013-2015 (Jennifer A. Hollingsworth)


COURSES

Chem 322 – Physical Chemistry II (Thermodynamics and Kinetics)

Chem 321L – Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (Quantum Mechanics)

Chem 120 – Principles of Chemistry

Chem 120L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory

Chem 265L - Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Laboratory


RESEARCH
 

Research in the Dawood laboratory is focused on the fabrication and assembly of nanostructured surfaces that are desirable for future technologies, including clean energy, light-based communication, and rapid detection of trace amounts of toxins, biochemical threats, and biomolecules. To this end, we will employ nanosphere lithography (NSL), a facile, inexpensive technique used to produce periodic arrays of polymer nanospheres on diverse surfaces. In NSL, nanospheres typically pack into a hexagonally close- packed (hcp) lattice, and the array of void spaces between spheres will be used as a guide to selectively pattern a variety of materials. Student researchers in the Dawood laboratory will become familiar with topics such as surface chemistry, electrochemistry, colloidal nanocrystal synthesis and transformations, and nanoscience. Scanning Electron Microscopy, Powder X-ray Diffraction, and Raman Spectroscopy will be used to characterize the materials we synthesize, providing students with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with these techniques.

 

AWARDS

2016 Class of 1966 Career Development Award - Hamilton College

2013-2015 Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies Funded Postdoctoral Researcher - Los Alamos National Laboratory


2008 American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Award

2005-2006 Outstanding Contribution, Living Curriculum Initiative – Texas A&M University Awarded by the Texas A&M First Year Program in Chemistry for Undergraduate Teaching and Contribution toward a New Curriculum

2004-2005 Molldrem Scholarship - Concordia College

PUBLICATIONS

(*denotes undergraduate co-author)

Fourkas, J. T.; Dawood, F.; Qin, S.; Li, L.; Nah, S.; Ropp, C.; Cummins, Z.; Shapiro, B.; Waks, E. “Creation of multimaterial micro- and nanostructures through aqueous-based fabrication, manipulation, and immobilization” 8970 Laser 3D Manufacturing 2014, 89700M.

Dawood, F.; Qin, S.; Li, L.; Lin, E. Y.*; Fourkas, J. T. “Simultaneous Microscale Manipulation, Immobilization, and Fabrication in Aqueous Media” Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 2449-2456.
[Featured on the back cover of the July 2012 Issue of Chemical Science, Highlighted in RSC’s ‘Chemistry World Blog’ May 28, 2012, and ‘phys.org’ July 13, 2012]

Dawood, F.; Schaak, R. E. “ZnO-Templated Synthesis of Wurtzite-Type- ZnS and ZnSe Nanoparticles” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 424 – 425.

Dawood, F.; Leonard, B. M.; Schaak, R. E. “Oxidative Transformation of Intermetallic Nanoparticles: An Alternative Pathway to Metal/Oxide Nanocomposites, Textured Ceramics, and Nanocrystalline Multimetal Oxides” Chem. Mater. 2007, 19, 4545 – 4550.

PRESENTATIONS

(*denotes undergraduate co-author)

Dawood, F.; Sheehan, C.; Staude, I.; Karan, N. S.; Acharya, K. P.; Dennis, A. M.; Dominguez, J.; Kivshar, Y. S.; Brener, I.; Hollingsworth, J. A. American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 10- 14, 2014, San Francisco, CA. “Dip-Pen Nanolithography for Positioning Materials on Pre-Patterned Surfaces” (poster presentation)

Dawood, F.; Sheehan, C.; Staude, I.; Karan, N. S.; Acharya, K. P.; Dennis, A. M.; Dominguez, J.; Kivshar, Y. S.; Brener, I.; Hollingsworth, J. A. Mesoscale Science Frontiers, May 13-16, 2014, Santa Fe, NM. “Utilizing Dip-Pen Nanolithography to Pattern Materials on Non-Flat Substrates” (poster presentation)

Dawood, F.; Qin, S.; Lin, E. Y.*; Fourkas, J. T. 13th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, June 12-15, 2012, Washington, DC. “Assembly of Complex Biomolecular Microstructures” (oral presentation)

Dawood, F.; Fourkas, J. T. American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 28 – September 1, 2011, Denver, CO. “Multiphoton Absorption Induced Luminescence in Template Grown Complex Metal Nanowires” (oral presentation)

Dawood, F.; Schaak, R. E. American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 16 – 20, 2009, Washington, DC. “ZnO- Templated Synthesis of Wurtzite-Type ZnS and ZnSe” (oral presentation)

Dawood, F.; Leonard, B. M.; Schaak, R. E. American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 17 – 21, 2008, Philadelphia, PA. “Synthesis and Chemical Conversion of Nanocrystalline Oxides and Sulfides” (poster presentation)

Dawood, F.; Leonard, B. M.; Schaak, R. E. Gordon Research Conference in Solid State Chemistry, July 27 – August 1, 2008, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH. “Oxidative Transformation of Intermetallic Nanoparticles: An Alternative Pathway to Metal/Oxide Nanocomposites, Textured Ceramics, and Nanocrystalline Multimetal Oxides” (poster presentation)