Advisory Board

Dr. Damian Gregory Allis

Damian Allis, Ph.D. is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Syracuse University and Senior Scientist and Advisory Board Member for Nanorex, Inc.
Damian’s research covers computational quantum chemistry; molecular nanotechnology; the design and modeling of molecular-based materials for molecular electronics and nonlinear optical materials applications; the design and modeling of nanostructures from molecular building blocks and biomimetic principles; mechanosynthetic approaches in advanced molecular manufacturing; the application of quantum chemical methods to multi-molecular/solid-state phenomena; property prediction of periodic molecular arrays and solid state materials from ab initio and density functional theoretical approaches; inelastic neutron scattering vibrational theory and calculation; computational drug design; the simulation of internal/external vibrations and conformational changes observed by terahertz (THz) spectroscopy; electronic structure theory of inorganic clusters and organometallic coordination complexes; molecular mechanics/dynamics force field development.
His patents include Design and Fabrication of Molecular Nanosystems and New Classes Of High Linear And Nonlinear Response Compounds.
Damian coauthored The Crystalline Enol of 1,3-Cyclohexanedione and Its Complex with Benzene: Vibrational Spectra, Simulation of Structure and Dynamics and Evidence for Cooperative Hydrogen Bonding, Design and Analysis of a Molecular Tool for Carbon Transfer in Mechanosynthesis, Horizontal Ge-Substituted Polymantane-Based C2 Dimer Placement Tooltip Motifs for Diamond Mechanosynthesis, Development Of Computational Methodologies for the Prediction And Analysis of Solid-State Terahertz Spectra, Infrared, Raman and inelastic neutron scattering spectra of dodecahedrane: An Ih molecule in Th site symmetry, and Polyhedral-Based Nonlinear Optical Materials. Part 1. Theoretical Investigation of Some New High Nonlinear Optical Response Compounds Involving Carboranes and Charged Aromatic Donors and Acceptors. Read the full list of his publications!
Damian earned his BSc with Honors in Chemistry at Syracuse University in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Physical Inorganic/Computational Quantum Chemistry at Syracuse University in 2004.
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