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Dr. Sarah Guerin

Biography

Postdoctoral researcher working on computationally-guided crystal engineering of organic crystals for pharmaceutical and energy harvesting applications.

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Research Interests

  • Density Functional Theory
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Pharmaceutical Crystals: Modelling, Engineering, Co-crystallisation, Processing
  • Organic Piezoelectric Crystals: Amino Acids, Peptides, Proteins, Biominerals
  • Characterisation of Piezoelectric Materials
  • Crystal Growth
  • Mechanical Properties of Crystalline Materials
  • Eco-Friendly Sensing and Energy Harvesting
  • Science Education and Outreach


Professional Activities

Award

  • 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year
  • 2018 - Young Scientist of the Year

Association

  • Associate Member, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member, Microscopy Society of Ireland
  • Member, British Association of Crystal Growth
  • Member, Royal Microscopy Society
  • Associate Member, IEEE

Committee

  • SSPC Mental Health Working Group,

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Flexible amino acid-based energy harvesting for structural health monitoring of water pipes
Favour Okosun;Sarah Guerin;Mert Celikin;Vikram Pakrashi;
(2021) Flexible amino acid-based energy harvesting for structural health monitoring of water pipes
In Cell Reports Physical Science;
DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100434

2021

Restriction boosts piezoelectricity
Sarah Guerin;Damien Thompson;
(2021) Restriction boosts piezoelectricity
In Nature materials;
DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-00890-4

2021

Modulation of physical properties of organic cocrystals by amino acid chirality
Ji, W.;Xue, B.;Bera, S.;Guerin, S.;Shimon, L.J.W.;Ma, Q.;Tofail, S.A.M.;Thompson, D.;Cao, Y.;Wang, W.;Gazit, E.;
(2021) Modulation of physical properties of organic cocrystals by amino acid chirality
In Materials Today;
DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2020.10.007

2021

Molecular engineering of piezoelectricity in collagen-mimicking peptide assemblies
Santu Bera;Sarah Guerin;Hui Yuan;Joseph O’Donnell;Nicholas P. Reynolds;Oguzhan Maraba;Wei Ji;Linda J. W. Shimon;Pierre-Andre Cazade;Syed A. M. Tofail;Damien Thompson;Rusen Yang;Ehud Gazit;
(2021) Molecular engineering of piezoelectricity in collagen-mimicking peptide assemblies
In Nature Communications;
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22895-6

2021

Understanding solid-state processing of pharmaceutical cocrystals via milling: Role of tablet excipients
Shaikh, R.;Shirazian, S.;Guerin, S.;Sheehan, E.;Thompson, D.;Walker, G.M.;Croker, D.M.;
(2021) Understanding solid-state processing of pharmaceutical cocrystals via milling: Role of tablet excipients
In International journal of pharmaceutics;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120514

2020

Diphenylalanine-Derivative Peptide Assemblies with Increased Aromaticity Exhibit Metal-like Rigidity and High Piezoelectricity
Vasantha Basavalingappa;Santu Bera;Bin Xue;Joseph O’Donnell;Sarah Guerin;Pierre-Andre Cazade;Hui Yuan;Ehtsham ul Haq;Christophe Silien;Kai Tao;Linda J. W. Shimon;Syed A. M. Tofail;Damien Thompson;Sofiya Kolusheva;Rusen Yang;Yi Cao;Ehud Gazit;
(2020) Diphenylalanine-Derivative Peptide Assemblies with Increased Aromaticity Exhibit Metal-like Rigidity and High Piezoelectricity
In Acs Nano;
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c01654

2020

Accelerated charge transfer in water-layered peptide assemblies
Kai Tao;Joseph O’ Donnell;Hui Yuan;Ehtsham. U. Haq;Sarah Guerin;Linda J. W. Shimon;Bin Xue;Christophe Silien;Yi Cao;Damien Thompson;Rusen Yang;Syed A. M. Tofail;Ehud Gazit;
(2020) Accelerated charge transfer in water-layered peptide assemblies
In Energy & Environmental Science;
DOI: 10.1039/C9EE02875G

2020

Accelerated charge transfer in water-layered peptide assemblies
Kai Tao;Joseph O’ Donnell;Hui Yuan;Ehtsham. U. Haq;Sarah Guerin;Linda J. W. Shimon;Bin Xue;Christophe Silien;Yi Cao;Damien Thompson;Rusen Yang;Syed A. M. Tofail;Ehud Gazit;
(2020) Accelerated charge transfer in water-layered peptide assemblies
In Energy & Environmental Science;
DOI: 10.1039/C9EE02875G

2020

Piezoelectricity in the proteinogenic amino acid L-leucine: A novel piezoactive bioelectret
O'Donnell, J.;Sarkar, S.M.;Guerin, S.;Borda, G.G.;Silien, C.;Soulimane, T.;Thompson, D.;O'Reilly, E.;Tofail, S.A.M.;
(2020) Piezoelectricity in the proteinogenic amino acid L-leucine: A novel piezoactive bioelectret
In Ieee Transactions On Dielectrics And Electrical Insulation;
DOI: 10.1109/TDEI.2020.008908

2019

Racemic Amino Acid Piezoelectric Transducer
Guerin, S.;O'Donnell, J.;Haq, E.U.;McKeown, C.;Silien, C.;Rhen, F.M.F.;Soulimane, T.;Tofail, S.A.M.;Thompson, D.;
(2019) Racemic Amino Acid Piezoelectric Transducer
In Physical Review Letters;
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.047701

2019

Organic piezoelectric materials: milestones and potential
Guerin, S.;Tofail, S.A.M.;Thompson, D.;
(2019) Organic piezoelectric materials: milestones and potential
In Npg Asia Materials;
DOI: 10.1038/s41427-019-0110-5

2018

Stable Molecular Diodes Based on πâ€'π Interactions of the Molecular Frontier Orbitals with Graphene Electrodes
Song, P.;Guerin, S.;Tan, S.J.R.;Annadata, H.V.;Yu, X.;Scully, M.;Han, Y.M.;Roemer, M.;Loh, K.P.;Thompson, D.;Nijhuis, C.A.;
(2018) Stable Molecular Diodes Based on πâ€'π Interactions of the Molecular Frontier Orbitals with Graphene Electrodes
In Journal Of Advanced Materials;
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201706322

2018

Graphene wrinkle effects on molecular resonance states
Nirmalraj, P.N.;Thodkar, K.;Guerin, S.;Calame, M.;Thompson, D.;
(2018) Graphene wrinkle effects on molecular resonance states
In Npj 2d Materials And Applications;
DOI: 10.1038/s41699-018-0053-7

2018

Deconstructing collagen piezoelectricity using alanine-hydroxyproline-glycine building blocks
Sarah Guerin;Tofail A. M. Syed;Damien Thompson;
(2018) Deconstructing collagen piezoelectricity using alanine-hydroxyproline-glycine building blocks
In Nanoscale;
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR01634H

2018

Longitudinal Piezoelectricity in Orthorhombic Amino Acid Crystal Films
Sarah Guerin;Syed A. M. Tofail;Damien Thompson;
(2018) Longitudinal Piezoelectricity in Orthorhombic Amino Acid Crystal Films
In Crystal Growth & Design;
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.8b00835

2018

Longitudinal piezoelectricity in natural calcite materials: Preliminary studies
Guerin, S.;Tofail, S.A.M.;Thompson, D.;
(2018) Longitudinal piezoelectricity in natural calcite materials: Preliminary studies
In Ieee Transactions On Dielectrics And Electrical Insulation;
DOI: 10.1109/TDEI.2017.007045

2017

Supramolecular Structure of the Monolayer Triggers Odd-Even Effects in the Tunneling Rates across Noncovalent Junctions on Graphene
Song, P.;Thompson, D.;Annadata, H.V.;Guerin, S.;Loh, K.P.;Nijhuis, C.A.;
(2017) Supramolecular Structure of the Monolayer Triggers Odd-Even Effects in the Tunneling Rates across Noncovalent Junctions on Graphene
In Journal Of Physical Chemistry C;
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b12949