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Dr. Darwish is a Distinguished professor of physics, in 2014 was named Dillard University’s Presidential Professor.

In 2017, Professor Darwish was named the Male faculty of the year from the HBCU’ universities by the HBCU digest. Dr. Darwish is a Distinguished professor of physics, in 2014 was named Dillard University’s Presidential Professor. He is also holds Ruth Simmons University Distinguished University Professor and International Society of Optics and Photonic “SPIE” Fellow. During his tenure at Al A&M University he supervised 7 graduate students (5 MS and 2PhD). He has been a Dillard University faculty member since 1998 and has served Dillard university in numerous administrative roles, including chair of the physics and pre Engineering department, chair of the School of STEM, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Provost and Associate senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prof Darwish is an expert in thin film fabrication using the Pulse Laser Deposition technique, Nonlinear optical materials (NLO), Electron paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), Infrared double Optical Spectroscopy, ion implantation, Fabrication of optical, chemical and Bio sensor devices using double and triple PLD concurrent MAPLE thin film fabrication technique which he invented and has seven patents applications pending. Darwish has authored over 100 publications in the areas of nonlinear optical materials, magnetic resonance, waveguides, thin film fabrication and sensors and two chapters books. See (www.researchgate.net) . Under his leadership, the physics department became a signature program for Dillard University, and holds a National standing in graduating more than 55% of African American in physics since 2000 by AIP and second in graduating black females in physics. Darwish has been able to secure over $16.7 million in grant funds to establish many programs and research enterprises in the physics department which was supported by US AFRL, US AFOSR, US Army RO, ARL, NSF and NASA.In addition, Dr. Abdalla Darwish holds a public office where he has been serving as member of city of Kenner civil service board since its inception in 2006 until present. Dr. Darwish was awarded the Monte Lemann Award from the civil service league of the State of LA in Oct 2014. Dr. Darwish has many National and International invitations for seminars, keynote speakers, conference chairs and others. Just in the last five years he delivered over international 25 talks, in US, Spain, canary Island, Japan, China, Italy and France.