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Dr David M Benoit

Dr David Benoit

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Physics and Astrochemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences

Summary

David was appointed lecturer at the University of Hull in 2011 and promoted to senior lecturer in 2014.

He previously led a research group in computational chemistry at the University of Ulm, Germany, from 2005.

This followed lectureships in physical chemistry at Queen Mary, University of London (2002-2003) and in computational chemistry at University College London (2003-2004), returning to Queen Mary towards the end of 2004.

David held a post-doctoral fellowship at the MPI-FKF in Stuttgart, Germany, working with Michele Parrinello, in 2000 before moving to the ETHZ Swiss National Supercomputing Centre in Manno, Switzerland, in 2001.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

A Large-scale Approach to Modeling Molecular Biosignatures: The Diatomics

Cross, T. M., Benoit, D. M., Pignatari, M., & Gibson, B. K. (2022). A Large-scale Approach to Modeling Molecular Biosignatures: The Diatomics. The Astrophysical journal, 925(1), Article 57. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ac3976

Smolyak Algorithm Adapted to a System-Bath Separation: Application to an Encapsulated Molecule with Large-Amplitude Motions

Lauvergnat, D., Chen, A., Benoit, D. M., Scribano, Y., Nauts, A., & DavidLauvergnat. (2022). Smolyak Algorithm Adapted to a System-Bath Separation: Application to an Encapsulated Molecule with Large-Amplitude Motions. Journal of chemical theory and computation : JCTC, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.2c00108

Utilisation of CO2 as "Structure Modifier" of Inorganic Solids

Francesconi, M. G., Bennett, M. J., Benoit, D., & Dobson, I. (2022). Utilisation of CO2 as “Structure Modifier” of Inorganic Solids. Chemistry: a European journal, 28(6), Article e202103608. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202103608

The vibrational properties of benzene on an ordered water ice surface

Clark, V. H., & Benoit, D. M. (2021). The vibrational properties of benzene on an ordered water ice surface. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508(3), 3239-3250. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab2670

Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway?

Hardege, J. D., Schirrmacher, P., Roggatz, C. C., & Benoit, D. M. (in press). Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway?. Journal of Chemical Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01276-9

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Pollutants and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - understanding gas-gas and gas-solid interactions towards a cleaner atmosphere ATMOS

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£80,054.00

Started

1 December 2019

Status

Ongoing

Project

Binding energy of biomolecules on ice-covered grains in the interstellar medium

Funder

Royal Astronomical Society

Grant

£1,200.00

Started

1 July 2018

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Astrobiology

Molecular vibrational signatures in the interstellar medium

Chemical makeup of comets and asteroids

Quantum computing & machine learning

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