Department of Chemistry

Dalton Research Group





Scott Hammond


Research Associate
Ph.D. in Chemistry and Nanotechnology (June 2007, University of Washington, Seattle)
B.S. in Chemistry with honors (December 2001, University of California, Berkeley)

Joint Institute in Nanotechnology Fellowship, 2004-2005 U. of Washington, Seattle and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship,
2003-2004 Mindlin Brothers Fellowship for Creativity in Science,
2002-2003 HyperChem Scholar Award, U. of California, Berkeley 2002
1997-2001 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests:
Nanostructured organic materials with new and enhanced properties, self-assembled chromophore systems with improved noncentrosymmetric order, and dielectric properties of electro-optic materials.

Outside Interests: Photography, hiking, snowboarding, gardening, cooking.

Selected Publications:
1. Self-organization of a wedge-shaped surfactant in monolayers and multilayers. Cain, N., Van Bogaert, J., Gin, D. L., Hammond, S. R., Schwartz, D. K. Langmuir 2007, 23(2), 482-487.

2. Characterization of a series of molecularly engineered discotic electro-optic chromophores. Hammond, S. R., Sinness, J., Clot, O., Dalton, L. R. Polymer Preprints 2006, 47(2), 985-986.

3. Recent advances in organic electro-optic materials for ring micro-resonators and optical modulation. Akelaitis, A., Sullivan, P., Sinness, J., Hammond, S., Liao, Y., Lawson, R., Takayesu, J., Eichinger, B., Rommel, H., Robinson, B., Dalton, L. Proc. SPIE 2006, 6101, 1-8.

4. Acentric lattice electro-optic materials by rational design. Dalton, L., Robinson, B., Jen, A., Reid, P., Eichinger, B., Sullivan, P., Akelaitis, A., Bale, D., Haller, M., Luo, J., Liu, S., Liao, Y., Firestone, K., Bhatambrekar, N., Bhattacharjee, S., Sinness, J., Hammond, S., Buker, N., Snoeberger, R., Lingwood, M., Rommel, H., Amen, J., Jang, S.-H., Chen, A., Steier, W. Proc. SPIE 2005, 5912, 1-12.

5. Synthesis of dendritic NLO chromophores for the improvement of order in electro-optics. Sinness, J., Clot, O., Hammond, S. R., Bhatambrekar, N., Rommel, H. L., Robinson, B., Jen, A., Dalton, L. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2005, 846, 121-126.

6. Highly ordered pseudo-discotic chromophore systems for electro-optic materials and devices. Bhatambrekar, N., Hammond, S., Sinness, J., Clot, O., Rommel, H., Chen, A., Robinson, B., Jen, A., Dalton, L. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2005, 846, 115-120.

7. Periodic arrays of interfacial cylindrical reverse micelles. Nelson, M., Cain, N., Taylor, C. E., Ocko, B. M., Gin, D. L., Hammond, S. R., Schwartz, D. K. Langmuir 2005, 21(22), 9799-9802.

8. Synthesis and lyotropic liquid crystalline behavior of a taper-shaped phosphonic acid amphiphile. Hammond, S. R., Zhou, W.-J., Gin, D. L., Avlyanov, J. K. Liquid Crystals 2002, 29(9), 1151-1159.


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