Imperial College London

Jamie Thompson

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Research Postgraduate



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After completing a Chemistry degree from the University of Southampton, Jamie spent a year working with Dr. Bin Chen at NASA’s Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley, before collaborating with Xerox PARC in 2016. He began pursuing a Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor James Durrant and Dr. Bin Chen in late 2016 as part of a CDT in Advanced Characterization of Materials, and currently works with Dr. Camille Petit (Imperial College) and Dr. Gregory Whiting (University of Colorado)

Jamie’s work focuses on the development of automated characterization and development materials through research into materials acceleration platforms. Currently focusing on materials targeting printable sorbent applications as well as artificial photosynthesis (conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen and solar fuels), as part of an ongoing collaboration with NASA and PARC. He hopes to develop technologies to aid the discovery and production of printable life support systems for both terrestrial and off-planet applications.



Papadopoulou E, Gale N, Thompson JF, et al., 2016, Specifically horizontally tethered DNA probes on Au surfaces allow labelled and label-free DNA detection using SERS and electrochemically driven melting, Chemical Science, Vol:7, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:386-393

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