Lucas B. Thompson


Nanoparticle synthesis and processing, chemical modifications of nanostructured and planar surfaces


(1)       Alkilany, A.M.; Caravana, A.C.*; Hamaly, M.A.; Lerner, K.T.*; Thompson, L.B. Phase Transfer of    Citrate Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles Using Nonspecifically Adsorbed Polymers. J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 2016, 461, 39-44.

(2)       Alkilany, A. M.; Boulos, S. P.; Lohse, S. E.; Thompson, L. B.; Murphy, C. J. Homing Peptide-Conjugated Gold Nanorods: the Effect of Amino Acid Sequence Display on Nanorod Uptake and Cellular Proliferation. Bioconjugate Chemistry 2014, 25, 1162–1171.

(3)       Le, A.-P.; Kang, S.; Thompson, L. B.; Rubakhin, S. S.; Sweedler, J. V.; Rogers, J. A.; Nuzzo, R. G.            Quantitative Reflection Imaging of Fixed Aplysia Californica Pedal Ganglion Neurons on Nanostructured Plasmonic Crystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2013, 117,13069-13081.

(4)       Khnayzer, R. S.; Thompson, L. B.; Zamkov, M.; Ardo, S.; Meyer, G. J.; Murphy, C. J.; Castellano,   F. N. Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production at Titania-Supported Pt Nanoclusters That Are Derived From Surface-Anchored Molecular Precursors. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012, 116, 1429–  1438.

(5)       Hunyadi Murph, S. E.; Murphy, C. J.; Colon-Mercado, H. R.; Torres, R. D.; Heroux, K. J.; Fox, E.      B.; Thompson, L. B.; Haasch, R. T. Tuning of Size and Shape of Au--Pt Nanocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 2011, 13, 6347–6364.

(6)       Murphy, C. J.; Thompson, L. B.; Chernak, D. J.; Yang, J. A.; Sivapalan, S. T.; Boulos, S. P.; Huang, J.; Alkilany, A. M.; Sisco, P. N. Gold Nanorod Crystal Growth: From Seed-Mediated Synthesis to Nanoscale Sculpting. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 2011, 16, 128–134.

(7)       Alkilany, A. M.; Thompson, L. B.; Boulos, S. P.; Sisco, P. N.; Murphy, C. J. Gold Nanorods: Their     Potential for Photothermal Therapeutics and Drug Delivery, Tempered by the Complexity of Their Biological Interactions. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 2011, 64, 190–199.

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Lucas B. Thompson

Lucas B. Thompson
Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Phone: (717) 337 - 6294

Box: Campus Box 0393

Address: Science Center
Room 361
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

BA The College of Wooster, 2003
PhD The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

Academic Focus:
Nanoparticle synthesis and processing, chemical modifications of nanostructured and planar surfaces

Nanoparticle Research at Gettysburg College