Our People » Damien Thompson

Office: AD3-022,
Analog Devices Building,
University of Limerick.

+353 61 237734



Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry at University of Limerick

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Rational design of materials for energy-efficient electronics, medical devices and clean energy
  • High-performance computing
  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Electronic structure calculations
  • Proteomics, transcriptomics, pathway analysis
  • Microscopy, especially high throughput imaging and confocal microscopy

Damien Thompson

2013-present: 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)

Additional Links

• Google Scholar Publications

The role of van der Waals forces in the performance of molecular diodes
N Nerngchamnong, L Yuan, DC Qi, J Li, D Thompson, CA Nijhuis
Nature nanotechnology 8 (2), 113

Gradient-driven motion of multivalent ligand molecules along a surface functionalized with multiple receptors
A Perl, A Gomez-Casado, D Thompson, HH Dam, P Jonkheijm, …
Nature chemistry 3 (4), 317

Controlling the direction of rectification in a molecular diode
L Yuan, N Nerngchamnong, L Cao, H Hamoudi, E Del Barco, M Roemer, …
Nature communications 6, 6324