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Dr Damien Thompson Profile

Contact Information

Department of Physics & Bernal Institute

Phone: +353-61-237734

Email: damien.thompson@ul.ie


Current Teaching

PH4061  Quantum Mechanics

CH4303 Analytical Chemistry 1

CH4307 Nanotechnology


Course Director for LM096:BSc (Ed) in Physical Science (2013-2017)

2016- to Present  Senior Lecturer in Physics, University of Limerick, Ireland

2013-2016: Lecturer 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: modelling and design of nanostructured materials for technology applications.

We design novel architectures and assemblies based on the directed self-assembly of nanoscale building blocks (molecules, monolayers, nanoparticles, and proteins) in collaboration with leading experimental and industry partners in European Framework, Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland funded projects.  Atomic-resolution modelling of assemblies containing up to a few million atoms is performed using high performance computing facilities at the Materials and Surface Science Institute UL, the Irish Centre for High End Computing and supercomputing centers throughout mainland Europe.


A full listing of publications for  Damien Thompson can be viewed using Google Scholar Damien Thompson or Researcher ID: G-6138-2015.