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Dr Simon Coles

Head of the National Crystallography Centre

Dr Simon Coles
Dr Simon Coles

Simon obtained his BSc and PhD at the University of Wales, Cardiff in 1992 and 1997 respectively. Simon’s PhD was in structural systematics and molecular modelling, which he undertook whilst working part-time for the National Crystallography Service, both under the supervision of Professor Mike Hursthouse. On completion of his thesis he moved to a PDRA appointment with the Royal Institution, but based at the CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory, where he worked with a collaborative team to build the highly successful Small Molecule Single Crystal beamline, 9.8. In 1998 Simon again joined forces with Mike Hursthouse when he moved to Southampton to establish a new laboratory and manage the National Crystallography Service. Simon transferred to the School of Chemistry staff in July 2009 and took over the role of Director of the National Crystallography Service. Simon has successfully been awarded a number of grants in the area of Information Management, eResearch and eLearning, has served on a number British Crystallography Association committee positions (including Chair of the Young Crystallographer Group) and is on the Editorial Board of Chemistry Central (Section Editor), Supramolecular Chemistry, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, International Journal of Digital Curation and Open Research Computation journals as well as serving on a number of peer-review committees for research councils and synchrotrons.

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