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Research interests

Research interests encompass a variety of topics in Structural Materials Chemistry and Crystallisation Science, with a wide range of collaborators and funding sources;.

Among current topics of interest are:

  • Development of Metastable state materials (£4M EPSRC Programme Award)
  • Crystallisation science, including continuous crystallisation for manufacturing, polymorphism and nucleation (founding member and partner in £80M CMAC EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub for Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation)
  • Sustainable materials and processes in Manufacturing (linked with CSCT, the £25M Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies)
  • Self-assembly and templating control of solid form including polymorphism and multi-component materials
  • Hydrogen bonding, proton migration & transfer, structural evolution and phase transitions in organic materials; engineering molecular materials for optimised physical properties
  • Co-crystallisation as a route to new materials and for enhanced physical properties, including optical, electronic, solubility and mechanical properties
  • Disorder in molecular materials, including local structure and defects

Research is carried out with a wide range of academic and industrial collaborators locally, nationally and internationally, including major collaborations in crystallisation science (CMAC Future Manufacturing Hub; 7 HEIs, 7 Tier-1 Industrial Partners), metastable materials (M4 EPSRC Programme Award; Bath), Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, CSCT; Bath), Dynamic Structural Science (DySS consortium, Research Complex at Harwell), Directed Assembly (EPSRC Grand Challenge Network) and extensive use of synchrotron and neutron scattering facilities (ISIS Harwell, ILL Grenoble, Diamond Light Source).

Longstanding interests in the implications of policy for research, trying to bridge between policy and STEM research areas, and in bringing creativity approaches to enhance research.

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Hydrogen bonds Chemical Compounds
Neutron powder diffraction Chemical Compounds
Crystallization Chemical Compounds
Neutron diffraction Chemical Compounds
Acids Engineering & Materials Science
acids Physics & Astronomy
Hydrogen Chemical Compounds
Polymorphism Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 2000 2019

  • 76 Article
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
  • 1 Poster

Exploring short strong hydrogen bonds engineered in organic acid molecular crystals for temperature dependent proton migration behaviour using single crystal synchrotron X-ray diffraction (SCSXRD)

Saunders, L. K., Nowell, H., Hatcher, L. E., Shepherd, H. J., Teat, S. J., Allan, D. R., Raithby, P. R. & Wilson, C. C., 21 Sep 2019, In : CrystEngComm. 21, 35, p. 5249-5260 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Habit Modification of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Lovastatin Through a Predictive Solvent Selection Approach

Turner, T. D., Hatcher, L. E., Wilson, C. C. & Roberts, K. J., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 108, 5, p. 1779-1787 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

Living in the salt-cocrystal continuum: indecisive organic complexes with thermochromic behaviour

Raithby, P., Jones, C., Skelton, J., Parker, S., Walsh, A., Wilson, C. & Thomas, L., 14 Mar 2019, In : CrystEngComm. 21, 10, p. 1626-1634 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Integrated plug flow synthesis and crystallisation of pyrazinamide

Scott, C., Labes, R., Depardieu, M., Battilocchio, C., Davidson, M., Ley, S., Wilson, C. & Robertson, K., 1 Oct 2018, In : Reaction Chemistry & Engineering. 3, 5, p. 631-634 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Packed beds


Chiral, polymorphic and stoichiometric selectivity in the continuous production of multi-component targets

Author: Cousen, A., 9 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Wilson, C. (Supervisor) & Raithby, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Controlling reactive materials by crystallisation and hosting

Author: Martin, A., 1 Jul 2014

Supervisor: Wilson, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Design, synthesis and characterisation of advanced switchable functional materials

Author: Knichal, J., 23 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Wilson, C. (Supervisor), Burrows, A. (Supervisor) & Raithby, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Developing metastable switchable materials towards scale-up production in continuous flow environment

Author: Flandrin, P., 19 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Raithby, P. (Supervisor) & Wilson, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Developing New Hydrogen Bonded Alkaline Earth Metal-Organic Complexes

Author: Hamdy, L., 9 Dec 2015

Supervisor: Wilson, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD