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Solving crystal structures and developing methods to enable more routine structure solution from nanocrystals.
Collaborations include groups from around the globe, Switzerland, Greece, USA, Germany, Japan, and Ireland, new collaborators always welcome.
Types of crystals handled range from Geological, Minerals phases, to Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF’s) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COF’s) to Proteins.
1994-1998, BSc.(Hons) Chemistry, University of Glasgow
Ph.D. (2003) in Crystallography of nanocrystals University of Glasgow
Supervised by Prof. Chris Gilmore
Examined by Prof. Henk Schenk (University of Amsterdam)
2014 – Present, Research fellow at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, “Electron diffraction and structure solution of nanocrystals.”
2013 (June – December,) Present, Researcher University of Patras, Patras, Greece. “Protein crystallography of micro-crystals: X-ray powders and electrons.”
2009-2013, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany “Development of Automated Diffraction Tomography for crystallography structure solution.”
2008-2009, Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Oxford, Oxford, UK “Development of exitwave reconstruction techniques for electron microscopy”
2005-2008, Postdoctoral Researcher Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA “Application of X-ray diffraction microscopy to frozen hydrated yeast cells”
2002-2005, Postdoctoral Researcher Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA “Three beam interference techniques applied to X-ray crystallography”