Sarah Guerin


researcher

Research Interests

  • Density Functional Theory
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Pharmaceutical Crystals: Modelling, Engineering, Co-crystallisation, Processing
  • Organic Piezoelectric Crystals: Amino Acids, Peptides, Proteins, Biominerals
  • Characterisation of Piezoelectric Materials
  • Crystal Growth
  • Mechanical Properties of Crystalline Materials
  • Eco-Friendly Sensing and Energy Harvesting
  • Science Education and Outreach

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2021 'Modulation of physical properties of organic cocrystals by amino acid chirality'
Ji, W.;Xue, B.;Bera, S.;Guerin, S.;Shimon, L.J.W.;Ma, Q.;Tofail, S.A.M.;Thompson, D.;Cao, Y.;Wang, W.;Gazit, E.; (2021) 'Modulation of physical properties of organic cocrystals by amino acid chirality'. Materials Today, [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Restriction boosts piezoelectricity'
Sarah Guerin;Damien Thompson; (2021) 'Restriction boosts piezoelectricity'. Nature materials, [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Flexible amino acid-based energy harvesting for structural health monitoring of water pipes'
Favour Okosun;Sarah Guerin;Mert Celikin;Vikram Pakrashi; (2021) 'Flexible amino acid-based energy harvesting for structural health monitoring of water pipes'. Cell Reports Physical Science, [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Molecular engineering of piezoelectricity in collagen-mimicking peptide assemblies'
Santu Bera;Sarah Guerin;Hui Yuan;Joseph O’Donnell;Nicholas P. Reynolds;Oguzhan Maraba;Wei Ji;Linda J. W. Shimon;Pierre-Andre Cazade;Syed A. M. Tofail;Damien Thompson;Rusen Yang;Ehud Gazit; (2021) 'Molecular engineering of piezoelectricity in collagen-mimicking peptide assemblies'. Nature Communications, [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Understanding solid-state processing of pharmaceutical cocrystals via milling: Role of tablet excipients'
Shaikh, R.;Shirazian, S.;Guerin, S.;Sheehan, E.;Thompson, D.;Walker, G.M.;Croker, D.M.; (2021) 'Understanding solid-state processing of pharmaceutical cocrystals via milling: Role of tablet excipients'. International journal of pharmaceutics, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Piezoelectricity in the proteinogenic amino acid L-leucine: A novel piezoactive bioelectret'
O'Donnell, J.;Sarkar, S.M.;Guerin, S.;Borda, G.G.;Silien, C.;Soulimane, T.;Thompson, D.;O'Reilly, E.;Tofail, S.A.M.; (2020) 'Piezoelectricity in the proteinogenic amino acid L-leucine: A novel piezoactive bioelectret'. Ieee Transactions On Dielectrics And Electrical Insulation, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Racemic Amino Acid Piezoelectric Transducer'
Guerin, S.;O'Donnell, J.;Haq, E.U.;McKeown, C.;Silien, C.;Rhen, F.M.F.;Soulimane, T.;Tofail, S.A.M.;Thompson, D.; (2019) 'Racemic Amino Acid Piezoelectric Transducer'. Physical Review Letters, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Organic piezoelectric materials: milestones and potential'
Guerin, S.;Tofail, S.A.M.;Thompson, D.; (2019) 'Organic piezoelectric materials: milestones and potential'. Npg Asia Materials, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Longitudinal piezoelectricity in natural calcite materials: Preliminary studies'
Guerin, S.;Tofail, S.A.M.;Thompson, D.; (2018) 'Longitudinal piezoelectricity in natural calcite materials: Preliminary studies'. Ieee Transactions On Dielectrics And Electrical Insulation, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Stable Molecular Diodes Based on π–π Interactions of the Molecular Frontier Orbitals with Graphene Electrodes'
Song, P.;Guerin, S.;Tan, S.J.R.;Annadata, H.V.;Yu, X.;Scully, M.;Han, Y.M.;Roemer, M.;Loh, K.P.;Thompson, D.;Nijhuis, C.A.; (2018) 'Stable Molecular Diodes Based on π–π Interactions of the Molecular Frontier Orbitals with Graphene Electrodes'. Journal Of Advanced Materials, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Graphene wrinkle effects on molecular resonance states'
Nirmalraj, P.N.;Thodkar, K.;Guerin, S.;Calame, M.;Thompson, D.; (2018) 'Graphene wrinkle effects on molecular resonance states'. Npj 2d Materials And Applications, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Supramolecular Structure of the Monolayer Triggers Odd-Even Effects in the Tunneling Rates across Noncovalent Junctions on Graphene'
Song, P.;Thompson, D.;Annadata, H.V.;Guerin, S.;Loh, K.P.;Nijhuis, C.A.; (2017) 'Supramolecular Structure of the Monolayer Triggers Odd-Even Effects in the Tunneling Rates across Noncovalent Junctions on Graphene'. Journal Of Physical Chemistry C, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Accelerated charge transfer in water-layered peptide assemblies'
Kai Tao;Joseph O’ Donnell;Hui Yuan;Ehtsham. U. Haq;Sarah Guerin;Linda J. W. Shimon;Bin Xue;Christophe Silien;Yi Cao;Damien Thompson;Rusen Yang;Syed A. M. Tofail;Ehud Gazit; (2020) 'Accelerated charge transfer in water-layered peptide assemblies'. Energy & Environmental Science, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Diphenylalanine-Derivative Peptide Assemblies with Increased Aromaticity Exhibit Metal-like Rigidity and High Piezoelectricity'
Vasantha Basavalingappa;Santu Bera;Bin Xue;Joseph O’Donnell;Sarah Guerin;Pierre-Andre Cazade;Hui Yuan;Ehtsham ul Haq;Christophe Silien;Kai Tao;Linda J. W. Shimon;Syed A. M. Tofail;Damien Thompson;Sofiya Kolusheva;Rusen Yang;Yi Cao;Ehud Gazit; (2020) 'Diphenylalanine-Derivative Peptide Assemblies with Increased Aromaticity Exhibit Metal-like Rigidity and High Piezoelectricity'. Acs Nano, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Longitudinal Piezoelectricity in Orthorhombic Amino Acid Crystal Films'
Sarah Guerin;Syed A. M. Tofail;Damien Thompson; (2018) 'Longitudinal Piezoelectricity in Orthorhombic Amino Acid Crystal Films'. Crystal Growth & Design, [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Young Scientist of the Year British Association of Crystal Growth
2021 Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year Bernal Institute, University of Limerick

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
British Association of Crystal Growth Member /
Microscopy Society of Ireland Member /
Royal Microscopy Society Member /
IEEE Associate Member /
Royal Society of Chemistry Associate Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
SSPC Mental Health Working Group Chair/Member /

Reviews

  Journal Role
Crystengcomm Reviewer
Crystal Growth & Design Reviewer