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Staff Profile

Dr Nadim Darwish

Position Research Fellow
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Science
Department Department of Chemistry
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 500.4126
Phone +61 8 9266 9792
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Brief Summary

Dr. Darwish was awarded a PhD degree in  2011 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW)-Sydney where he subsequently became a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the group of Professors Justin Gooding and Michael Paddon-Row (October 2010-September 2013). In October 2013 he joined the University of Barcelona and the Institute for Bioengenneering of Catalonia as part of his Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship awarded by the European Union (October 2013-April 2016). In May 2016, he commenced his current position at Curtin University under the ARC-Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) scheme.

PhD Scholarships: PhD candidates with background in nanotechnology/electrochemistry are welcome to contact Dr. Darwish at

Memberships, Awards and Training

-ARC-Discovery Early Career Research Award (2016-2019)

-Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (2013-2015)

-Curtin Early Career Research Fellowship

-Australian Nanotechnology Network Overseas Travel Fellowship (2011) 

-Electrochimica Acta Travel Awards for Young Electrochemists (2017)

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Employment History

       ARC-DECRA Fellow- Nanochemistry Research Institute-Department of Chemistry-Curtin University-Perth

       Marie Curie IIF Fellow- University of Barcelona and Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia-IBEC (2013-2016)

       Postdoctoral Research Associate-UNSW-Sydney (2010-2013).

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Research Interests

One of the central themes in Nanoscience is Molecular Electronics which aims to reach the next level of miniaturization of electronic components. My research focuses on the requirements needed to translate single-molecule electronics from a fundamental tool to a practical technology. Using scanning probe microscopy approaches combined with surface chemistry and electrochemical techniques my research aim to enhance the physical and chemical properties of the contact between single molecules and electrodes. A key approach is the use of new electrode-molecule anchoring strategies including the integration of single-molecule junctions with the industrially dominant silicon electronics and the utilizations of chemistries whose electronic properties lead to a device-performance beyond conventional electronics.

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Specialty Areas

-Molecular Electronics

-Solid-liquid Interface

-Surface chemistry

-Scanning probe microscopy


-Organic synthesis

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