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Professor Dawe joined the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department in July 2013. She holds a Master's of Science from the University of Utah (2004), and both a Bachelor's degree in Intermediate and Secondary Education (2004), and a PhD in Chemistry (2008), from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
We are interested in working towards answers to the following questions:
How can we contribute to improved molecular design for (1) sensing environmental (oxo-)anions, and (2) producing magnetic molecules?
How can we ‘turn on’ and ‘turn off’ molecular magnetic properties?
How can learning outcome mapping be used to plan, monitor and evaluate student success?
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).
2015-2017: NSERC Discovery Development Grant for "Highly porous architectures through designed rational self-assembly."
Rodriguez, C.;* Kiriakopoulos, R.;* Hiscock, L.K.; Schroeder, Z.; Dawe, L.N. (2020) "Pyridazinones from maleic hydrazide: a new substrate for the Mitsunobu reaction." Can. J. Chem. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2019-0474. *Co-authors contributed equally to work.
Hiscock, L.K.; Joekar, D.; Balonova, B.; Tomas Piqueras, M.; Schroeder, Z.W.; Jarvis, V.; Maly, K.E.; Blight, B.A.; Dawe, L.N. (2019) "Structures, Phase Behavior, and Fluorescent Properties of 3-Phenyl-1-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-5-amine and Its ZnCl2 Complex." Inorg. Chem. , 58 (24), 16317-16321.