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Professor Dawe joined the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University as an assistant professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department in July 2013. She holds a Master's of Science from the University of Utah, and both a Bachelor's degree in Intermediate and Secondary Education, and a PhD in Chemistry, from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Prior to joining Laurier, she was a faculty member and research associate (small molecule x-ray crystallography) at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Chemistry education – Planning, monitoring and evaluation of student success through learning outcome mapping.
The application of small molecule x-ray crystallography in the understanding of structure-function relationships of new materials, especially those with large porosity and magnetic properties.
Functional metal-organic architectures through green synthesis.
Awards and Achievements
2016: Faculty of Science Award for Teaching Excellence
2016: CFI-JELF for "Green Methods for the Preparation of New Materials" (with Ken Maly).
Dawe, L.N., Thompson, L.K. (2008) “Complete and ‘Incomplete’ [2×2] grids by self-assembly with a sterically hindered ditopic imidazole hydrazone ligand - structural and magnetic studies.” Dalton Trans., 3610-3618.
Dawe, L. N., Miglioi, J., Turnbow, L., Taliaferro, M. L., Shum, W. W., Bagnato, J. D., Zakharov, L. N., Rheingold, A. L., Arif, A. M., Fourmigue, M., Miller, J. S. (2005) “Structure and Magnetic Properties of (meso-Tetraphenylporphinato)manganese(III) Bis(dithiolato)nickelates.” Inorg. Chem., 44, 7530-7539.