Tova N Williams

Textile Engineering, Chemistry

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4284-3068

sustainability, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, materials science, cheminformatics, dyes

Tova N. Williams completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Fiber and Polymer Science (Chemistry minor) in 2018 from North Carolina State University. Her dissertation research focused on approaches to the design of sustainable (less toxic) permanent hair dyes. She is a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow and a 2014 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Graduate Scholar. Tova is also a 2014 graduate of North Carolina State University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Polymer and Color Chemistry with Summa Cum Laude honors and University Scholars Program distinction. Tova is committed to K-12 science outreach and mentoring women interested in pursuing STEM careers.

2022 journal article

Metal-complexed monoazo dyes as sustainable permanent hair dye alternatives-Toxicological and durability properties

DYES AND PIGMENTS, 197, 109819.

By: T. Williams, F. Vacchi, A. Santos, G. AragaUmbuzeiro & H. Freeman

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: October 5, 2021

2021 journal article

In situ Chelation of Monoazo Dyes in Human Hair Keratin Fibers Using Environmentally Benign Metal Ions

ACS APPLIED BIO MATERIALS, 7.

By: T. Williams, M. Szymczyk & H. Freeman

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 20, 2021

2019 conference paper

A potential new and environmentally-benign class of colorants for human hair keratin fibers -- post-metallizable sulfonamide-based azo dyes

46th Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers Conference.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2019 conference paper

Analysis of human hair keratin films for their potential as tools for screening environmentally-benign prototype dyes

46th Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers Conference.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2019 journal article

Analysis of keratin films as screening tools for predicting the efficacy of potential hair dyes

COLORATION TECHNOLOGY, 135(4), 253–266.

By: T. Williams & H. Freeman

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 5, 2019

2019 journal article

Corrections to “Toward the Rational Design of Sustainable Hair Dyes Using Cheminformatics Approaches: Step 2. Identification of Hair Dye Substance Database Analogs in the Max Weaver Dye Library”

Corrections to “Toward the Rational Design of Sustainable Hair Dyes Using Cheminformatics Approaches: Step 2. Identification of Hair Dye Substance Database Analogs in the Max Weaver Dye Library.” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7(1), 1806–1806.

By: T. Williams, G. Driessche, A. Valery, D. Fourches & H. Freeman

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2019 conference paper

Synthesis and Analysis of Post-metallizable Sulfonamide-based Azo Dyes to Discern their Potential as Sustainable Hair Dyes

Emerging Women in Organic Chemistry Conference.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2018 journal article

Toward the Rational Design of Sustainable Hair Dyes Using Cheminformatics Approaches: Step 1. Database Development and Analysis

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6(2), 2344–2352.

By: T. Williams, M. Kuenemann, G. Driessche, A. Williams, D. Fourches & H. Freeman

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2018 journal article

Toward the Rational Design of Sustainable Hair Dyes Using Cheminformatics Approaches: Step 2. Identification of Hair Dye Substance Database Analogs in the Max Weaver Dye Library

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6(11), 14248–14256.

By: T. Williams, G. Driessche, A. Valery, D. Fourches & H. Freeman

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2017 conference paper

Cheminformatics analysis of hair dyes: An approach to sustainable dye design

21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference of the American Chemical Society.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2017 conference paper

Compilation, Integration, and Analysis of Hair Dyes Using Cheminformatics Techniques

71st Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2017 conference paper

Design of Sustainable Permanent Colorants for Hair

18th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2016 conference paper

Exploring keratin films as a substrate in the design of sustainable hair colorants

20th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference of the American Chemical Society.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2016 conference paper

Exploring keratin films as a substrate in the design of sustainable hair colorants

130th NC Local Section Conference of American Chemical Society.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2016 conference paper

Keratin Films as a Substrate for Hair Dye Studies

43rd Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers Conference.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

2015 conference paper

Dye - Hair Fiber Interactions Using Experimental and Theoretical Methods

International Graduate Research Training Group (ITRG) 1524 Annual Meeting.

Source: ORCID
Added: October 5, 2021

Employment

2019 - 2019

NC State University Raleigh, NC, US
Postdoctoral Research Scholar Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC)

2018 - 2019

Cotton Incorporated Cary, NC, US
Research Assistant (Contract) Textile Chemistry Research

Education

2014 - 2018

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Ph.D. Fiber and Polymer Science w/ Chemistry Minor Textiles

2010 - 2014

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
B.S. Polymer and Color Chemistry Textiles

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record.

grant August 1, 2015 - August 1, 2018
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
National Science Foundation
grant August 1, 2014 - August 1, 2015
Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Assistantship
National Institutes of Health