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Dr Tamim Darwish

Team leader- Chemical Deuteration

Role at ANSTO

Tamim is the chemical deuteration team leader at the National Deuteration Facility (NDF) at ANSTO. His responsibilities lie primarily in developing the capability of the chemical deutetration facility for the synthesis and characterization of organic molecules labelled with deuterium, and collaborating with researchers who are interested in labelling  compounds for their experiments. 

He is interested in developing new methods for the synthesis of deuterated organic and polymeric molecules, as well as, deuterated unsaturated fatty acids and surface functional deuterated lipids for neutron scattering, NMR, IR and other techniques. Tamim has background in organic / organometallic synthesis and NMR spectroscopy. 


Deuterium Labeling, NMR Spectroscopy, Photochromism, Organic/Organometallic Synthesis, Photochemistry, Self-Assembled Monolayer.

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ANSTO-Institute of Materials Engineering (2007-2008)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney (2006-2007)
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of New South Wales (2006)  

Committees, memberships & affiliations

  • JSPS Fellowship, Sep 2010, Hokkaido University, CRC, Japan.
  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, MRACI since 2001.
  • Member of the Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network.
  • School of Chemistry UNSW Teaching Fellowship (2003-2006).
  • EUROMAR grant, EUROMAR conference, Veldhoven, Netherlands (2005).
  • Worked as an LC-MS organic chemist in the food and environmental analytical industry (1999-2003).