Temer S. Ahmadi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Villanova University


B.S. (Chemistry) California State University, East Bay.

Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) University of California, Los Angeles

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Hamburg, Germany


Office:    214F Mendel Science Center

Phone:    (610) 519-7796
Fax:         (610) 519-7167







1. Thin Films of Semiconductor Layered Materials



2. Gold Nanorods: Growth, Optical Properties and Thin Films



3. Luminescent Materials of  Zinc Silicates



4. Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and thin films



  1. G. K. Kasi, N. R. Dollahon, and T. S. Ahmadi, "Fabrication and Characterization of Solid PbI2 Nanocrystals," J. Phys. D: Applied Physics, 40, 1778, 2007.
  2. O. R. Miranda, N. R. Dollahon, and T. S. Ahmadi, "Critical Concentrations and Role of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamine C) in the Crystallization of Gold Nanorods within CTAB/TOAB Micelles," Crystal Growth and Design, 6, 2747,  2006.
  3. O. R. Miranda and T. S. Ahmadi, "Effect of CW-UV Light on Photochemical Synthesis of Gold Nanorods", J. Phys. Chem. B, 103, 15724, 2005.
  4. M. Mohammad,  T. S. Ahmadi, S.  Link, M. Braun, M.A. El-Sayed, “Hot Electron Dynamics of Gold Nanoparticles Embedded in a Gel,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 343, 55 , 2001.
  5. T. S. Ahmadi, M. Haase, and H. Weller  “Low-temperature Synthesis of Pure and Mn-doped Willemite Phosphor (Zn2SiO4:Mn) in Aqueous Medium”, Mater. Res. Bull. 35, 1869, 2000.
  6. K. A. Pettus, T. S. Ahmadi, E. Lazendorf, and A. C. Kummel, “Comparison of Chemical Selectivity and Kinetic Energy Release in Si(s) + Cl(g) and H(g) + ICl(g)”, J. Chem. Phys. 110, 4642, 1999.
  7. T. S. Ahmadi, S. L. Logunov, and M. A. El-Sayed, “ Size-dependent Electron Dynamics of Gold Nanoparticles”, in Nanostructured Materials: Clusters, Composites, and Thin Films, Moskovits, M.; Shalaev, V. M., Eds. ACS Symposium Series, 1998.
  8. T. S. Ahmadi, and M. A. El-Sayed, “ Effect of Lattice Energy Mismatch on the Relative Mass Peak Intensities of Mixed Alkali Halide Nanocrystals”, J. Phys. Chem. A 101, 690, 1997.
  9. Z. L.Wang, T. S. Ahmadi, J. M. Petroski, and M. A.El-Sayed, "Surface Structures of Shape-Controlled Platinum Nanoparticles", Microscopy and Microanalysis 1997 Proceedings Vol. 3, Supp. 2, Springer, 1997.
  10. Z. L. Wang, T. S. Ahmadi, and M. A. El-Sayed, “ Steps, Ledges, and Kinks on the Surfaces of Platinum Nanoparticles of Different Shapes”, Surf. Sci. 380, 302,1997.
  11. K-W. Jung, T. S. Ahmadi , and M. A. El-Sayed, “Photofragmentation Translational Spectroscopy of ICl at 304nm”, J. Phys. Chem. A 101, 6562, 1997,
  12. K-W. Jung, T. S. Ahmadi, and M. A. El-Sayed, ‘Photofragmentation Translational Spectroscopy of CH2I2 at 304nm: Polarization Dependence and Energy Partitioning’, Bull. of the Korean Chem. Soc. 18, 1274, 1997.
  13. S. L. Logunov, T. S. Ahmadi, M. A. El-Sayed, J. T. Khoury, R. L. Whetten “ Electron Dynamics of Passivated Gold Nanocrystals Probed by Subpicosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy”, J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 3713, 1997.
  14. T. S. Ahmadi, Z. L. Wang, A. Henglein, and M. A. El-Sayed, “‘Cubic’ Platinum: Observation of a New Structure for the Nanoparticles”, Chem. Mater. 8, 1161, 1996.
  15. T. S. Ahmadi, S. L. Logunov, and M. A. El-Sayed, “ Picosecond Dynamics of Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles”, J. Phys. Chem. 100, 8053, 1996.
  16. T. S. Ahmadi, Z. L. Wang, T. C. Green, A. Henglein, and M. A.El-Sayed  “Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Colloidal Platinum Nanoparticles”, Science 272, 1924, 1996.
  17. T. S. Ahmadi, and M. A. El-Sayed, "Dynamics of Formation and Evaporation of Mixed Alkali Halide Nanocrystals; A Case of Comparable Lattice Energies", J. Phys. Chem. 98 ,11316, 1994.
  18. C. K. Fagerquist, D. K. Sensharma, T. S. Ahmadi, and M. A. El-Sayed, “Adhesion of AgI Molecules to Gaseous Metallic Silver Cluster Cations,” J.Phys. Chem. 97, 6598, 1993.



Teaching Assignment



Spring 2007


Physical Chemistry for Chemical Engineers, CHM 3416


Physical Chemistry Laboratory for Majors, CHM 3404


Physical Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers, CHM 3402