Damien Laage

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Damien Laage

CNRS Directeur de recherche / Professeur attaché ENS


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Research Interests

  • Theoretical and computational study of reactivity in complex molecular environment
  • Hydrogen Bonds Dynamics in Water
  • Vibrational Energy Flow in Solution
  • Molecular Modeling of Enzyme Catalysis

Academic Degrees

  • Master, 1998, Ecole Normale Supérieure / Univ. Paris UPMC
  • Ph.D., 2001, Ecole Normale Supérieure / Univ. Paris UPMC
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2002, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Habilitation, 2009, Univ. Paris UPMC


  • CNRS Bronze medal, 2010
  • European ERC Starting Grant 2011-2016
  • Young Investigator Prize of the French Chemical Society - Physical Chemistry Division 2012

Selected Publications

  1. D. Laage, G. Stirnemann, F. Sterpone, R. Rey and J.T. Hynes, "Reorientation and Allied Dynamics in Water and Aqueous Solutions", Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 62, 395-416 (2011)
  2. G. Stirnemann and D. Laage, "Direct Evidence of Angular Jumps during Water Reorientation through 2D IR Anisotropy", J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1, 1511-1515 (2010)
  3. F. Sterpone, G. Stirnemann, J.T. Hynes and D. Laage, "Water hydrogen-bond dynamics around amino-acids: the key role of hydrophilic hydrogen-bond acceptor groups", J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 2083-2089 (2010)
  4. D. Laage, G. Stirnemann and J.T. Hynes, "Why water reorientation slows without iceberg formation around hydrophobic solutes", J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 2428-2435 (2009)
  5. D. Laage and J. T. Hynes, "Echoes of a salty exchange", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 106, 967-968 (2009)
  6. D. Laage and J. T. Hynes, "Reorientational Dynamics of Water Molecules in Anionic Hydration Shells", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 104, 11167-11172 (2007)
  7. Damien Laage and James T. Hynes, "A Molecular Jump Mechanism of Water Reorientation", Science 311, 832-835 (2006)

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