Dr. Damien Thompson
Name: Dr. Damien Thompson
Title: Research Scientist: Tyndall National Institute
Dr. Damien Thompson obtained his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from University of Limerick, working with Professor Kieran Hodnett at the Materials and Surface Science Institute. He performed some of his PhD research at the Theory group of Eindhoven University of Technology with Professor Rutger van Santen. He spent 18 months as a post-doctoral research fellow at Ecole Polytechnique France, with Professor Thomas Simonson in Computational Biophysics, before joining the staff at Tyndall.
His research interests are in the area of physical chemistry and are mainly concerned with molecular design of materials for health and electronics applications using high-performance computing.
1.Gannon, G.; Larsson, J.A.; Greer, J.C.; Thompson, D. (2010). Molecular dynamics study of naturally-occurring defects in self-assembled monolayer formation. ACS Nano, 4, 921-932.
2.Kivlehan, F.; Lefoix, M.; Moynihan, H.A.; Thompson, D.; Ogurtsov, V.I.; Herzog, G.; Arrigan, D.W.M. (2010). Interaction of acridine-calixarene with DNA at the electrified liquid | liquid interface. Electrochimica Acta, 55, 3348-3354.
3.Aleksandrov, A.; Thompson, D.; Simonson, T. (2010). Alchemical free energy simulations for biological complexes: powerful but temperamental. Journal of Molecular Recognition, 23, 117-127.
4.Gannon, G.; Larsson, J.A.; Thompson, D. (2009). Monolayer packing, dehydration and ink binding dynamics at the molecular printboard. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113, 7298-7304.
5.Gannon, G.; Larsson, J.A.; Greer, J.C.; Thompson, D. (2009). Quantification of ink diffusion in microcontact printing with self-assembled monolayers. Langmuir, 25, 242-247.
6.Thompson, D.; Hodnett, B.K. (2008). Hydrocarbon selective oxidation on vanadium phosphorus oxide catalysts – insights from electronic structure calculations. Topics in Catalysis, 50, 116-123.
7.Thompson, D.; Miller, C.; McCarthy, F.O. (2008). Computer simulations reveal a novel nucleotide-type binding orientation for ellipticine-based anticancer c-kit kinase inhibitors. Biochemistry, 47, 10333-10344.
8.Gannon, G.; Larsson, J.A.; Greer, J.C.; Thompson, D. (2008). Guanidinium chloride molecular diffusion in aqueous and mixed water-ethanol solutions. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 112, 8906-8911.
9.Cieplak, M.; Thompson, D. (2008). Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of nanopatterning with multivalent inks. Journal of Chemical Physics, 128, 234906.
10.Thompson, D. (2008). The effective concentration of unbound ink anchors at the molecular printboard. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 112, 4994-4999.