The Chemical Crystallography Research Group consists of permanent staff, Post-Doctoral Research Associates (PDRAs), D. Phil. students, undergraduate (Part II) students and visitors.

Oct 072011
Dr. Kirsten E. Christensen (Glasstone Fellow 2011-2014)

Kirsten’s research is focused on several areas that will establish a fundamental understanding of modulation in molecular materials e.g. their formation and properties. This knowledge can be put to immediate use in Crystal Engineering, and will also affect research in pharmaceuticals, developments in molecular modelling and crystal packing predictions.

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May 152013
Dr. Pascal Parois

Pascal is a senior post-doctoral researcher working on refinement and analysis of diffraction from very short lived excited state chemical species. He obtained a PhD with Dr Mark Murrie at Glasgow University studying the effects of pressure on single molecular magnets, and has since held posts at Utrecht University and University of Nancy working on … Read the rest

Mar 112017
Mr. James Walker (Part II 2016-17)

James is investigating partial proton transfer in a hydrogen bond in some multi-component molecular materials. He is using single crystal diffraction, solid state NMR and computational modeling.

James tempers his enthusiasm for solid state chemistry by playing mixed lacrosse for the University.… Read the rest

Mar 112017
Ms. Laura Fenwick (Part II 2016-17)

Laura is testing properties of new formulations of pharmaceutical materials. She is aiming to measure and understand the changes in dissolution rate of common pharmaceuticals when they are cocrystallised with different coformers.

In her spare time Laura swims, runs and cycles as part of the University Triathlon Team.… Read the rest

Mar 112017
Mr. George Sackman (Part II 2016-17)

George is developing machine learning methods for classification and visualisation of experimental data. The first part of his project involves identification of metabolite changes in plants under changing environmental conditions, including the effect of auxinic herbicides. He is also looking at formulation of these herbicides to find ways of increasing their efficiency and reducing environmental … Read the rest

Jun 232016
Ms. Jo Baker (Part II 2015-16)

Jo is investigating crystalline materials which undergo light-induced changes in the solid-state. We will make use of these materials as model systems for in situ tracking by diffraction of conformational changes and reactions which can be triggered by external stimuli.… Read the rest