Tom Arnold

Thomas Arnold

FREIA Instrument Scientist

Research Interests

I am interested in the interfacial behaviour of a range of species from simple molecules to surfactants and more complex lipid & protein systems. Such systems are important to many areas of academic, medical and industrial importance. My research has made use of a wide variety of techniques including x-ray and neutron scattering on simplified systems to obtain detailed information that can help us to understand the fundamental properties that govern behaviour.

Current Projects and Collaborations

  • Structure, properties and adsorption of Styrene-Maleic Acid Lipid Particles and similar polymer stabilised nanodiscs. (see - Collaboration with K. J. Edler (Bath) & T. Dafforn (Birmingham)
  • Surfactant & Biomolecule in Deep Eutectic Solvents - Collaboration with K. J. Edler (Bath) & A. J. Jackson (ESS)
  • Oxidation of organic material at a buried interface: Cloud-climate effects and a new community cell for neutron and x-ray experiments- Collaboration with M. King (RHUL) & R. Wellbourn (ISIS)
  • Structure & properties of novel (sulfobetaine and amino acid based) surfactants - Collaboration with K. J. Edler & S. E. Lewis (Bath)

Selected Publications

A full publication list is associated with my ORCID:

  1. The influence of poly(styrene-co-maleic acid) copolymer structure on the properties and self-assembly of SMALP nanodiscs Stephen C. L. Hall, Cecilia Tognoloni, Gareth J. Price, Bert Klumperman, Karen J. Edler, Tim R. Dafforn, Thomas Arnold Biomacromolecules DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b01539
  2. Surfactant-solvent interaction effects on the micellization of cationic surfactants in a carboxylic acid-based deep eutectic solvent Adrian Sanchez-fernandez, Oliver S. Hammond, Andrew J. Jackson, Thomas Arnold, James Doutch, Karen J. Edler Langmuir DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03254
  3. Changes to DPPC Domain Structure in the Presence of Carbon Nanoparticles Alan Sheridan, Jonathan M. Slater, Thomas Arnold, Richard A. Campbell, Katherine C. Thompson Langmuir DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01077
  4. X-ray reflectivity reveals ionic structure at liquid crystal - aqueous interfaces James E. Hallett, Dominic Hayward, Thomas Arnold, Paul Bartlett, Robert M. Richardson Soft Matter DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01261F
  5. Resilience of Malic Acid Natural Deep Eutectic Solvent Nanostructure to Solidification and Hydration Oliver S. Hammond, Daniel Timothy Bowron, Andrew J. Jackson, Thomas Arnold, Adrian Sanchez Fernandez, Nikolaos Tsapatsaris, Victoria Garcia Sakai, Karen J. Edler The Journal Of Physical Chemistry B DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05454
  6. Selective Molecular Annealing: In Situ Small Angle X-ray Scattering Study of Microwave-Assisted Annealing of Block Copolymers Daniel T. W. Toolan, Kevin Adlington, Anna Isakova, Alexis Kalamiotis, Parvaneh Mokarian-tabari, Georgios Dimitrakis, Christopher Dodds, Thomas Arnold, Nick J. Terrill, Wim Bras, Daniel Hermida Merino, Paul D. Topham, Derek J. Irvine, Jonathan R. Howse Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. DOI: 10.1039/C7CP03578K
  7. Reversible restructuring of supported Au nanoparticles during butadiene hydrogenation revealed by operando GISAXS/GIWAXS David Martin, Donato Decarolis, Yaroslav I. Odarchenko, Jennifer J. Herbert, Thomas Arnold, Jonathan Rawle, Chris Nicklin, Hans-gerd Boyen, Andrew M. Beale Chem. Commun. 35 DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01887H
  8. Are organic films from atmospheric aerosol and sea water inert to oxidation by ozone at the air-water interface? Stephanie Jones, Martin D. King, Andrew D. Ward, Adrian R. Rennie, Alex C. Jones, Thomas Arnold Atmospheric Environment DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.04.025
  9. Protein conformation in pure and hydrated deep eutectic solvents A. Sanchez-fernandez, K. J. Edler, T. Arnold, D. Alba Venero, A. J. Jackson Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 114 DOI: 10.1039/C7CP00459A
  10. Self-Assembly and Anti-Amyloid Cytotoxicity Activity of Amyloid beta Peptide Derivatives V. Castelletto, P. Ryumin, R. Cramer, I. W. Hamley, M. Taylor, D. Allsop, M. Reza, J. Ruokolainen, T. Arnold, D. Hermida-merino, C. I. Garcia, M. C. Leal, E. Castaño Scientific Reports 7 DOI: 1038/srep43637

Career History

  • 2017 - Instrument Scientist, European Spalation Source, Lund
  • 2015 - Visiting Reader, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath
  • 2006-2017 : Beamline Scientist, I07, Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire
  • 2005-2006: Post-doc Research Fellow, BP Institute, University of Cambridge
  • 2002-2005: Post-doc Research Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee. Seconded full time to the ISIS Neutron & Muon Facility, Oxfordshire
  • 1998-2001: D.Phil. in Physical Chemistry, Linacre College, Oxford University
  • 1994-1998: M.Chem. in Chemistry, Oriel College, Oxford University.