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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

IAA - Grade 7 Industrial Researcher

Wilson, C.


Project: Research council

Drug products
Mass spectrometers
Space research
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Single crystals

Research Output 2000 2018

  • 72 Article
  • 9 Doctoral Thesis
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

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

Tuning charge-assisted and weak hydrogen bonds in molecular complexes of the proton sponge DMAN by acid co-former substitution

Saunders, L. K., Nowell, H., Spencer, H. C. E., Hatcher, L. E., Shepherd, H., Thomas, L., Jones, C., Teat, S. J., Raithby, P. & Wilson, C. C., 14 Jun 2018, In : CrystEngComm. 20, 22, p. 3074-3083 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hydrogen bonds
Substitution reactions

[Fe(Htrz)2(trz)](BF4) nanoparticle production in a milli-scale segmented flow crystalliser

Robertson, K., Flandrin, P-B., Shepherd, H. J. & Wilson, C., 1 Jan 2017, In : Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today. 35, 1, p. 19-22 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic susceptibility
7 Citations

Continuous Crystallization of Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) Form II: Selective Access to a Metastable Solid Form

Agnew, L. R., McGlone, T., Wheatcroft, H. P., Robertson, A., Parsons, A. R. & Wilson, C. C., 3 May 2017, In : Crystal Growth and Design. 17, 5, p. 2418-2427 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Design, synthesis and characterisation of advanced switchable functional materials

Knichal, J., 2017, 216 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access


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 New Hydrogen Bonded Alkaline Earth Metal-Organic Complexes

Author: Hamdy, L., 9 Dec 2015

Supervisor: Wilson, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Disorder and additive control of solid form and morphology in continuous crystallisation

Author: Klapwijk, A., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Wilson, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Investigating fouling and cleaning during the filtration of Gum Arabic to save water and reduce energy

Author: Hayward, E., 22 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Bird, M. (Supervisor), Patterson, D. (Supervisor) & Wilson, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD