Prof. Abdalla M. Darwish
Professor at Dillard Univ
Area of Expertise:
Thin film fabrication , nanocomposite materials , Pulsed laser depsosition , MAPLE , optical and chemical sensors , upconversion materials
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Dr. Darwish is a professor of physics, was recently named Dillard University’s first Presidential Professor. Darwish obtained his BS in Nuclear Engineering from University of Alexandria, MS in Solid State Physics and PhD in optics and laser physics from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Then, he worked as associate professor at Al A&M University in 1993 where he supervised 7 graduate students (5 MS and 2PhD). He has been a Dillard University faculty member for sixteen years since 1998 and has served the university in numerous administrative roles, including chair of the physics department, chair of the School of STEM, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Darwish is an expert in thin film fabrication using the Pulse Laser Deposition technique and ion implantation. He has authored over 80 publications in the areas of nonlinear optical materials, magnetic resonance, waveguides, thin film fabrication and optical sensors. Over the course of his tenure at Dillard, Darwish has been able to secure over $13 million in grant funds as a PI or CoPI to establish many programs and research enterprises in physics and the School of STEM such as the summer bridge program, LS-LAMP, GAELA, TESSE, GAMP, AGAP, NASA- LA SPACE consortium, NASA-NORC for STEM retention, and PLD program of materials. These projects were funded by research grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific research, Army, NASA, NSF, NASA EPSCoR. Dr. Darwish filed for three patents on his new inventions of double laser ablation, and he is in the process of filing fourth patent which changes the way the pulse laser deposition of materials is done around the world. In addition, Dr. Abdalla Darwish holds a public position where he has been serving as member of city of Kenner civil service board since it was inception in 2007 until present. He took the Oath of the office in January 2007. During his
Publications (39)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 23, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10382, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications XI

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 16, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10100, Optical Components and Materials XIV
KEYWORDS: Optical amplifiers, Capillaries, Laser optics, Ions, Upconversion, Erbium, Ytterbium, Liquids, Waveguides, Fiber amplifiers

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 16, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10100, Optical Components and Materials XIV
KEYWORDS: Polymers, Upconversion, Nanophotonics, Chemical fiber sensors, Sensors, Polymer thin films, Power meters, Absorption, Infrared lasers, Semiconductor lasers

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 15, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9958, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications X
KEYWORDS: Pulsed laser deposition, Nanocomposites, Upconversion, Polymer thin films, Polymers, Molecules, Quantum efficiency, Ions, Polymethylmethacrylate, X-ray diffraction

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 26, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9586, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications IX

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 26, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9586, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications IX
KEYWORDS: Upconversion, Polymers, Polymer thin films, Nanocomposites, Sensors, Thermoelectric materials, Polymeric sensors, Thin films, Polymethylmethacrylate, Nanoparticles

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