Biography

2021-present: Full Professor of Physics, University of Limerick, Ireland

2013-2021: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Physics, University of Limerick, Ireland

2005-2013: Scientist in the Theory Modelling and Design Center at Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland

2003-2005: Postdoctoral fellow in Computational Biophysics at Ecole Polytechnique (Advisor: Prof Thomas Simonson)

1999-2003: PhD in Computational Chemistry at University of Limerick (Supervisor: Prof Kieran Hodnett)

Research Interests

  • predictive materials modelling
  • self-assembly
  • peptide engineering
  • molecular electronics
  • high-performance computing
  • molecular dynamics simulations
  • electronic structure calculations

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Book Chapters

Frontiers of Cu Electrodeposition and Electroless Plating for On-chip Interconnects

Prof. Damien Thompson
2014
New York
Springer
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Peer Reviewed Journals

Racemic Amino Acid Piezoelectric Transducer

Dr. Fernando Rhen
Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Christophe Silien
2019
COLLEGE PK
AMER PHYSICAL SOC
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Monofunctionalized gold nanoparticles stabilized by a single dendrimer form dumbbell structures upon homocoupling.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2012
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Electric-field-driven dual-functional molecular switches in tunnel junctions

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Fingerprinting Electronic Molecular Complexes in Liquid

Prof. Damien Thompson
2016
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Engineering enzyme:substrate specificity: From free energy simulations to computational protein design

Prof. Damien Thompson
2009
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Molecular dynamics simulations show that bound Mg2+ contributes to amino acid and aminoacyl adenylate binding specificity in aspartyl-tRNA synthetase through long range electrostatic interactions.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2006
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Modulation of physical properties of organic cocrystals by amino acid chirality

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Sarah Guerin
2021
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Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of nanopatterning with multivalent inks

Prof. Damien Thompson
2008
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Nanoscale Engineering of Designer Cellulosomes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2016
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Non-local effects of point mutations on the stability of a protein module

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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Noncovalent Self-Assembled Monolayers on Graphene as a Highly Stable Platform for Molecular Tunnel Junctions

Prof. Damien Thompson
2016
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Quantification of ink diffusion in microcontact printing with self-assembled monolayers.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2009
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Accommodating curvature in a highly ordered functionalized metal oxide nanofiber: Synthesis, characterization, and multiscale modeling of layered nanosheets

Prof. Damien Thompson
2012
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Molecular simulations reveal that a short helical loop regulates thermal stability of type I cohesin-dockerin complexes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
CAMBRIDGE
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
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Supramolecular Structure of the Monolayer Triggers Odd-Even Effects in the Tunneling Rates across Noncovalent Junctions on Graphene

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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The supramolecular structure and van der Waals interactions affect the electronic structure of ferrocenyl-alkanethiolate SAMs on gold and silver electrodes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Organic piezoelectric materials: milestones and potential

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Re-designing the $alpha$-synuclein tetramer

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Reassigning the most stable surface of hydroxyapatite to the water resistant hydroxyl terminated (010) surface

Prof. Damien Thompson
2014
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Modeling competitive guest binding to beta-cyclodextrin molecular printboards.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2006
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On the remarkable role of surface topography of the bottom electrodes in blocking leakage currents in molecular diodes.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2014
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Nanoelectrical analysis of single molecules and atomic-scale materials at the solid/liquid interface

Prof. Damien Thompson
2014
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Capturing the embryonic stages of self-assembly - design rules for molecular computation

Prof. Damien Thompson
2015
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The role of van der Waals forces in the performance of molecular diodes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2013
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Ammonium scanning in an enzyme active site. The chiral specificity of aspartyl-tRNA synthetase.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2007
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The laterally acquired GH5 ZgEngA<inf>GH5_4</inf> from the marine bacterium Zobellia galactanivorans is dedicated to hemicellulose hydrolysis

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Longitudinal piezoelectricity in natural calcite materials: Preliminary studies

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Sarah Guerin
2018
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Bioinspired Stable and Photoluminescent Assemblies for Power Generation

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Mechanostability of cohesin-dockerin complexes in a structure-based model: Anisotropy and lack of universality in the force profiles

Prof. Damien Thompson
2014
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Monitoring transient changes in the structure of water at a polarised liquid-liquid interface using electrocapillary curves

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Micheal Scanlon
2019
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Nanoscale dynamics and protein adhesivity of alkylamine self-assembled monolayers on graphene.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2013
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In silico engineering of tailored ink-binding ability at molecular printboards.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2007
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Steered molecular dynamics simulations reveal the role of Ca2+ in regulating mechanostability of cellulose-binding proteins

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
CAMBRIDGE
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
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Physisorption Controls the Conformation and Density of States of an Adsorbed Porphyrin

Prof. Damien Thompson
2015
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The supramolecular structure and van der Waals interactions affect the electronic structure of ferrocenyl-alkanethiolate SAMs on gold and silver electrodes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Modulating the pro-apoptotic activity of cytochrome c at a biomimetic electrified interface

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Micheal Scanlon
2021
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Molecular simulations reveal terminal group mediated stabilization of helical conformers in both amyloid-$beta$42 and $alpha$-synuclein

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Non-Covalent Functionalization of Graphene Using Self-Assembly of Alkane-Amines

Prof. Damien Thompson
2012
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The effective concentration of unbound ink anchors at the molecular printboard.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2008
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A single atom change turns insulating saturated wires into molecular conductors

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
BERLIN
NATURE RESEARCH
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Nanoelectrical analysis of single molecules and atomic-scale materials at the solid/liquid interface.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2014
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Large directional conductivity change in chemically stable layered thin films of vanadium oxide and a 1D metal complex

Prof. Damien Thompson
2013
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Charge disproportionate molecular redox for discrete memristive and memcapacitive switching

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Tunable Mechanical and Optoelectronic Properties of Organic Cocrystals by Unexpected Stacking Transformation from H- to J- and X-Aggregation

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Free-energy simulations and experiments reveal long-range electrostatic interactions and substrate-assisted specificity in an aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2006
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Piezoelectricity in the proteinogenic amino acid L-leucine: A novel piezoactive bioelectret

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Sarah Guerin
2020
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Even the Odd Numbers Help: Failure Modes of SAM-Based Tunnel Junctions Probed via Odd-Even Effects Revealed in Synchrotrons and Supercomputers

Prof. Damien Thompson
2016
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Hydrocarbon Selective Oxidation on Vanadium Phosphorus Oxide Catalysts: Insights from Electronic Structure Calculations

Prof. Damien Thompson
Prof. Kieran Hodnett
2008
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A Piezoelectric Ionic Cocrystal of Glycine and Sulfamic Acid

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
WASHINGTON
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
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Interdigitating Organic Bilayers Direct the Short Inter layer Spacing in Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Layered Vanadium Oxide Nanostructures

Prof. Damien Thompson
2011
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Re-designing the α-synuclein tetramer

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Accelerated charge transfer in water-layered peptide assemblies

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Peptide Recognition Capabilities of Cellulose in Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Prof. Damien Thompson
2015
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Molecular simulations reveal terminal group mediated stabilization of helical conformers in both amyloid-β42 and α-synuclein

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Complete aggregation pathway of amyloid β (1-40) and (1-42) resolved on an atomically clean interface

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Revisiting the earliest signatures of amyloidogenesis: Roadmaps emerging from computational modeling and experiment

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Electronic structure of the extended vanadyl pyrophosphate (1&#xa0;0&#xa0;0) surface

Prof. Damien Thompson
2004
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Guanidinium chloride molecular diffusion in aqueous and mixed water-ethanol solutions.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2008
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A robust molecular probe for Angstrom-scale analytics in liquids

Prof. Damien Thompson
2016
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Nanoparticle-based drug delivery: case studies for cancer and cardiovascular applications.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2012
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On the distinct binding modes of expansin and carbohydrate-binding module proteins on crystalline and nanofibrous cellulose: implications for cellulose degradation by designer cellulosomes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Molecular diodes with rectification ratios exceeding 10<sup>5</sup> driven by electrostatic interactions

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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Diphenylalanine-Derivative Peptide Assemblies with Increased Aromaticity Exhibit Metal-like Rigidity and High Piezoelectricity

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Self-Assembled Pyrene Stacks and Peptide Monolayers Tune the Electronic Properties of Functionalized Electrolyte-Gated Graphene Field-Effect Transistors.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
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Longitudinal piezoelectricity in natural calcite materials: Preliminary studies

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Racemic Amino Acid Piezoelectric Transducer

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Sarah Guerin
2019
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Modelling the active sites in vanadyl pyrophosphate

Prof. Damien Thompson
2003
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Extended Lifetime of Molecules Adsorbed onto Excipients Drives Nucleation in Heterogeneous Crystallization

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
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Direct measurement of the local field within alkyl-ferrocenyl-alkanethiolate monolayers: Importance of the supramolecular and electronic structure on the voltammetric response and potential profile

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Re-designing the alpha-synuclein tetramer

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
CAMBRIDGE
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
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Accelerated charge transfer in water-layered peptide assemblies

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Christophe Silien
2020
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Nonideal Electrochemical Behavior of Ferrocenyl-Alkanethiolate SAMs Maps the Microenvironment of the Redox Unit

Prof. Damien Thompson
2015
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Familial Mutations May Switch Conformational Preferences in alpha-Synuclein Fibrils

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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Anchoring and packing of self-assembled monolayers of semithio-bambusurils on Au(111)

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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The Effective Concentration of Unbound Ink Anchors at the Molecular Printboard

Prof. Damien Thompson
2008
American Chemical Society
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A DFT periodic study of the vanadyl pyrophosphate (1&#xa0;0&#xa0;0) surface

Prof. Damien Thompson
2003
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Balanced lipase interactions for degradation-controlled paclitaxel release from lipid cubic phase formulations

Prof. Damien Thompson
2022
SAN DIEGO
ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
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Controlling the direction of rectification in a molecular diode

Prof. Damien Thompson
2015
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Molecular dynamics of the "hydrophobic patch" that immobilizes hydrophobin protein HFBII on silicon.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2011
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The fold preference and thermodynamic stability of alpha-synuclein fibrils is encoded in the non-amyloid-beta component region

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Molecular diodes with rectification ratios exceeding 10(5) driven by electrostatic interactions

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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Controlling Protein Surface Orientation by Strategic Placement of Oligo-Histidine Tags

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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Restoring the Electrical Properties of CVD Graphene via Physisorption of Molecular Adsorbates

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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DESIGN & SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL ELLIPTICINE C-KIT KINASE INHIBITORS

Prof. Damien Thompson
2009
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Valence change ReRAMs (VCM) - Experiments and modelling: General discussion

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Computer simulations reveal a novel nucleotide-type binding orientation for ellipticine-based anticancer c-kit kinase inhibitors.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2008
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Probing Crystal Nucleation of Fenoxycarb from Solution through the Effect of Solvent

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Interaction of acridine-calix [4] arene with DNA at the electrified liquid| liquid interface

Prof. Damien Thompson
2010
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Steered molecular dynamics simulations reveal the role of Ca2+ in regulating mechanostability of cellulose-binding proteins

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Energy-Level Alignment and Orbital-Selective Femtosecond Charge Transfer Dynamics of Redox-Active Molecules on Au, Ag, and Pt Metal Surfaces

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
WASHINGTON
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
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Formation Mechanism of Metal-Molecule-Metal Junctions: Molecule-Assisted Migration on Metal Defects

Prof. Damien Thompson
2015
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Graphene wrinkle effects on molecular resonance states

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Sarah Guerin
2018
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Anchoring and packing of self-assembled monolayers of: Semithio-bambusurils on Au(111)

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of nanopatterning with multivalent inks

Prof. Damien Thompson
2008
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The interplay of electrostatic and covalent effects in 1-butene oxidation over vanadyl pyrophosphate

Prof. Damien Thompson
2003
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On the hydration of subnanometric antifouling organosilane adlayers: A molecular dynamics simulation

Prof. Damien Thompson
2015
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Understanding solid-state processing of pharmaceutical cocrystals via milling: Role of tablet excipients

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Sarah Guerin
2021
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Alchemical free energy simulations for biological complexes: powerful but temperamental....

Prof. Damien Thompson
2010
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The length but not the sequence of peptide linker modules exerts the primary influence on the conformations of protein domains in cellulosome multi-enzyme complexes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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The role of van der Waals forces in the performance of molecular diodes.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2013
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Molecular dynamics study of naturally occurring defects in self-assembled monolayer formation.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2010
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Motion of Fullerenes around Topological Defects on Metals: Implications for the Progress of Molecular Scale Devices

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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Deconstructing collagen piezoelectricity using alanine-hydroxyproline-glycine building blocks

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Phase-change memories (PCM)-Experiments and modelling: General discussion

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Design principles of dual-functional molecular switches in solid-state tunnel junctions

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Longitudinal Piezoelectricity in Orthorhombic Amino Acid Crystal Films

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
WASHINGTON
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
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A practical approach for standardization of converse piezoelectric constants obtained from piezoresponse force microscopy

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
MELVILLE
AIP Publishing
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Molecular simulations reveal that a short helical loop regulates thermal stability of type I cohesinâ€'dockerin complexes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Supramolecular Structure of the Monolayer Triggers Odd-Even Effects in the Tunneling Rates across Noncovalent Junctions on Graphene

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Sarah Guerin
2017
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One Carbon Matters: The Origin and Reversal of Odd-Even Effects in Molecular Diodes with Self-Assembled Monolayers of Ferrocenyl-Alkanethiolates

Prof. Damien Thompson
2015
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Graphene wrinkle effects on molecular resonance states

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Atomistic-Benchmarking towards a protocol development for rapid quantitative metrology of piezoelectric biomolecular materials

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Monolayer Packing, Dehydration, and Ink-Binding Dynamics at the Molecular Printboard

Prof. Damien Thompson
2009
American Chemical Society
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Modelling the active sites in vanadyl pyrophosphate

Prof. Damien Thompson
2003
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On the hydration of subnanometric antifouling organosilane adlayers: A molecular dynamics simulation.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2014
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Understanding solid-state processing of pharmaceutical cocrystals via milling: Role of tablet excipients.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
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Long-range Regulation of Partially Folded Amyloidogenic Peptides

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Electronic structure calculations and physicochemical experiments quantify the competitive liquid ion association and probe stabilisation effects for nitrobenzospiropyran in phosphonium-based ionic liquids.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2011
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Gold nanoparticles stabilized by thioether dendrimers.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2011
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Scanning the potential energy surface for synthesis of dendrimer-wrapped gold clusters: design rules for true single-molecule nanostructures.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2012
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First Principles Design of Organic Piezoelectric Devices

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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Deconstructing collagen piezoelectricity using alanine-hydroxyproline-glycine building blocks

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
CAMBRIDGE
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
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Probing electrostatic interactions and ligand binding in aspartyl-tRNA synthetase through site-directed mutagenesis and computer simulations.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2008
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Quantitative Polarization-Resolved Second-Harmonic-Generation Microscopy of Glycine Microneedles.

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Ning Liu
2020
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Thermodynamic solubility of celecoxib in organic solvents

Prof. Damien Thompson
2022
CAMBRIDGE
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
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Decision trees within a molecular memristor

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
BERLIN
NATURE PORTFOLIO
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On the distinct binding modes of expansin and carbohydrate-binding module proteins on crystalline and nanofibrous cellulose: implications for cellulose degradation by designer cellulosomes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Monolayer Packing, Dehydration, and Ink-Binding Dynamics at the Molecular Printboard

Prof. Damien Thompson
2009
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Reassigning the most stable surface of hydroxyapatite to the water resistant hydroxyl terminated (010) surface

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Jacek Zeglinski
2014
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Revisiting the earliest signatures of amyloidogenesis: Roadmaps emerging from computational modeling and experiment

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Colossal current and voltage tunability in an organic memristor via electrode engineering

Prof. Damien Thompson
2020
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Computer Simulations Reveal a Novel Nucleotide-Type Binding Orientation for Ellipticine-Based Anticancer c-kit Kinase Inhibitorsâ€

Prof. Damien Thompson
2008
American Chemical Society
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Control of piezoelectricity in amino acids by supramolecular packing

Dr. Fernando Rhen
Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Ning Liu
Dr. Christophe Silien
2018
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On the Remarkable Role of Surface Topography of the Bottom Electrodes in Blocking Leakage Currents in Molecular Diodes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2014
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Restriction boosts piezoelectricity.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
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Subcellular Imaging of Liquid Silicone Coated-Intestinal Epithelial Cells

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
LONDON
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
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A multi-scale molecular dynamics study of the assembly of micron-size supraparticles from 30 nm alkyl-coated nanoparticles.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2013
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Gradient-driven motion of multivalent ligand molecules along a surface functionalized with multiple receptors.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2011
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Self-Assembled Cationic β-Cyclodextrin Nanostructures for siRNA Delivery

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Characterization of monomers of amyloidogenesis by computer simulations: benchmarking methods

Prof. Damien Thompson
2017
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Stable Molecular Diodes Based on πâ€'π Interactions of the Molecular Frontier Orbitals with Graphene Electrodes

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Sarah Guerin
2018
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Piezoelectricity of the Transmembrane Protein ba(3) Cytochrome c Oxidase

Prof. Damien Thompson
2021
WEINHEIM
WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
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Stable Molecular Diodes Based on pi-pi Interactions of the Molecular Frontier Orbitals with Graphene Electrodes

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Free energy balance predicates dendrimer binding multivalency at molecular printboards.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2007
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One-Nanometer Thin Mono layers Remove the Deleterious Effect of Substrate Defects in Molecular Tunnel Junctions

Prof. Damien Thompson
2015
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On the ubiquity of helical α-synuclein tetramers

Prof. Damien Thompson
2019
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Ordering of Air-Oxidized Decanethiols on Au(111)

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
WASHINGTON
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
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Linker-mediated assembly of gold nanoparticles into multimeric motifs.

Prof. Damien Thompson
2011
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Organic piezoelectric materials: milestones and potential

Prof. Damien Thompson
Dr. Sarah Guerin
2019
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The fold preference and thermodynamic stability of $alpha$-synuclein fibrils is encoded in the non-amyloid-$beta$ component region

Prof. Damien Thompson
2018
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Accommodating Curvature in a Highly Ordered Functionalized Metal Oxide Nanofiber: Synthesis, Characterization, and Multiscale Modeling of Layered Nanosheets

Prof. Damien Thompson
2012
American Chemical Society
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