- Single crystal X-ray diffraction
- Powder and materials X-ray diffraction
- Total scattering and pair distribution function analysis
- Structure of metal salt solutions
Accepting applications from PhD students.
Mark received a BSc in 1994 from the University of Greenwich (geochemistry) and a PhD in 1997 from Cardiff University (crystallography). In 1998 he moved to Southampton to take up a postdoc position working with the EPSRC National Crystallography Service. He was appointed to his current post of X-ray diffraction manager in 2005, and made senior lecturer in 2017.
He is the author or co-author of over 430 peer reviewed publications and has contributed over 1000 structures to CCDC, ranking him within the top 100 worldwide. Mark is a member of the Transition Metal Chemistry editorial board with responsibility for crystallographic science.
Mark is involved in many aspects of structural characterisation across Chemistry and the wider faculty. His own special interests are in determining local structure from total scattering and associated techniques.