Damian Gregory Allis Ph.D.
Dr. Allis' has a vast research interest in the areas of computational quantum chemistry to molecular nanotechnology and the design and modeling of nanostructures from molecular building blocks, among many others.Affiliations and Professional Activities
Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems
International Society of Nanoscale Science Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE)
Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The Foresight Institute
American Chemical Society
EducationSyracuse University (1998-2004), Syracuse, New York, Graduate Fellow, Doctor of Philosophy, Physical Inorganic/Computational Quantum Chemistry; Syracuse University (1994-8), Syracuse, New York, Bachelor of Science with Honors, Chemistry, May 1998.
Career HighlightsSyracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA (2005-2007) Theorist-in- Residence, Departmental and Extra-Collaborative Computational Chemistry Research; Nanorex, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA (2004-) Senior Scientist and Advisory Board Member, Molecular CAD- Based Software Interface Design and Quantum/Classical Nanostructure Modeling; Molecular Engineering Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, USA (2004-) Research Fellow, Molecular Machine Systems Design and Quantum Chemistry; ICPRFP/CIA, Washington, D.C. (2005-2007) Director of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Theory and Modeling of Molecular Phenomena Observed in Terahertz Spectroscopy; Molecular Insight, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2003-2007) Computational Radiopharmaceutical Design, Biomolecular Modeling and Dynamics Simulations.
AwardsForesight Distinguished Student Award in Nanotechnology (2004) Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Colleges and Universities (1998) Phi Beta Kappa (1998) Syracuse University Merck Index Award (1998) Golden Key National Honors Society (1996) Phi Eta Sigma (1995)
BooksChapter: Allis, D.G. and Spencer, J.T. - Nanostructural Architectures from Molecular Building Blocks; Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology, 2nd Ed. (CRC Press) 2007.
Book: Allis D.G. Computational Quantum Chemistry in Initial Designs and Final Analyses. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, UMI No. DA3160378 (2004) 509 pp. Dissertation Abstracts Int., B 2005, 66(1), 293.
Chapter: Allis, D.G. and Spencer, J.T. - Nanostructural Architectures from Molecular Building Blocks; Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology, (CRC Press) 2002.
Chapter: Littger R.; Taylor J.; Rudd G.; Newlon A.; Allis D.G.; Kotiah S.; Spencer J.T. Thermal, Photochemical, and Redox Reactions of Borane and Metallaborane Clusters with Applications to Molecular Electronics Contemporary Boron Chemistry; Davidson M.G.; Hughes A.K.; Marder T.B.; Wade K (Editors); Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, 2000, 253, 67.
Important ArticlesDr. Allis has given numerous invited and keynote lectures in the areas of nanotechnology and materials detection via terahertz
spectroscopy, and published over 20 peer-review articles in such areas as molecular nanotechnology, spectroscopy, molecular
electronics, and pharmaceutical design. He holds two patents in molecular building block approaches to nanostructure assembly and molecular nonlinear optical materials.
Allis D.G., Fedor A.M., Korter T.M., Bjarnason J.E., and Brown. E.R. Assignment Of The Lowest-Lying THz Absorption Signatures In
Biotin And Lactose Monohydrate By Solid-State Density Functional Theory. Chemical Physics Letters 440 (2007) 203-209.
Freitas Jr. R.A., Allis D.G., and Merkle R. Horizontal Ge-Substituted Polymantane-Based C2 Dimer Placement Tooltip Motifs for
Diamond Mechanosynthesis.; Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 4 (2007) 433-442.
Allis D.G. and Korter T.M. Theoretical Analysis of the Terahertz Spectrum of the High Explosive PETN. Chemphyschem: A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry 7(11) (2006) 2398-408.
James S., Maresca K.P., Allis D.G., Valliant J.F., Eckelman W., Babich J.W., and Zubieta J. Extension of the Single Amino Acid
Chelate Concept (SAAC) to Bifunctional Biotin Analogues for Complexation of the M(CO)3+1 Core (M = Tc And Re): Syntheses,
Characterization, Biotinidase Stability and Avidin Binding. Bioconjugate Chemistry 17 (2006) 579-589.
Allis D.G., Prokhorova D.A., and Korter T.M. Solid-State Modeling of the Terahertz Spectrum of the High Explosive HMX. Journal of
Physical Chemistry A 110 (2006) 1951-1959.
Allis D.G. and Drexler K.E. Design and Analysis of a Molecular Tool-Tip for Carbon Transfer in Mechanosynthesis. Journal of
Computational and Theoretical Nanotechnology, 2 (Iss.1) (2005) 45-55.
Hudson B.S., Allis D.G., Parker S.F., Braden D.A., Herman H. and Prinzbach H. The Infrared, Raman and Inelastic Neutron Scattering Spectra of Dodecahedrane: An Ih molecule in T¬h site symmetry Journal of Physical Chemistry A 109 (2005) 3418-3424.
Hudson B.S., Braden D.A., Allis D.G., Jenkins T., Baranov S., Middleton C., Withnall R., and Brown C.M. 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 Journal of Physical Chemistry A 108 (2004) 7356-7363.
Allis D.G., Kosmowski M., and Hudson B.S. The Inelastic Neutron Scattering spectrum of H3B:NH3 and the Reproduction of Its Solid- State Features by Periodic DFT. Journal of the American Chemical Society 126 (2004) 7756-7757.
Allis D.G., Rarig R.S., Burkholder E., and Zubieta J. A Three- Dimensional Bimetallic Oxide Constructed from Octamolybdate Clusters and Copper-Ligand Cation Polymer Subunits. A Comment on the Stability of the Octamolybdate Isomers. Journal of Molecular Structure 688 (2004) 11-31.
Alexander J.S., Allis D.G., Hudson B.S., and Ruhlandt-Senge K. An Examination of Metal-Ligand Binding Modes in Rubidium
Diphenylmethanide. Journal of the American Chemical Society 125(49) (2003) 15002-15003.
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