Office: Science Center 1064
At Hamilton since 2015
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)
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 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.
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
(*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.
(*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)