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 Expert  729237

Expert in Chemistry, Crystallography, Crystalline Solids, Polymorphism, Hydrates and Pharmaceuticals


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has extensive experience in research on crystalline molecular solids, X-ray and neutron crystallography, coordination chemistry and supramolecular chemistry (RSC Meldola Medal; Bob Hay Lectureship; Corday-Morgan Prize). His research involved organic solid state chemistry, crystallography, polymorphism, solid form and cocrystals. He is a pioneer of the use of supramolecular gels in pharmaceutical crystal growth He has received funding from government and industry for work on metallogels, crystalline hydrates and on low symmetry crystal packing. He is involved with solid form discovery (polymorphism), organic and inorganic synthesis and all aspects of the chemistry of the way in which molecules interact with one another. He has worked as an expert witenss in the UK, US and Canada on a number of pharmaceutical and solid form patent litigations.
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active pharmaceutical ingredient

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allotropy

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chemistry

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coordination chemistry

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crown ether chemistry

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crystal

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crystal habit

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crystal structure determination

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crystal system

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crystalline structure

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crystallization

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crystallographic

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crystallography

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inorganic chemistry

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isomerism

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neutron diffraction

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neutron diffraction analysis

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polymorphic

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polymorphism

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science

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single crystal growth

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unit cell

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water of crystallization

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X-radiation

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X-ray crystallography

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X-ray diffraction


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1993   PhD   Chemistry   University College London  
1990   BSc   Chemistry   University College London   First Class

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Chemistry

 

Professor of Chemistry

 

Research and teaching in Chemistry

2004 to 2007

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Chemistry

 

Reader in Chemistry

 

Research and teaching in Chemistry

1999 to 2004

 

King's College London

 

Chemistry

 

Reader in Chemistry

 

Research and teaching in Chemistry

1995 to 1999

 

King's College London

 

Chemistry

 

Lecturer in Chemistry

 

Research and teaching in Chemistry

1993 to 1995

 

Science and Engineering Research Council

 

Chemistry

 

NATO Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Research in Chemistry


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

ACS, RSC, BCA

Licenses/Certifications

CChem, FRSC

Professional Appointments

Member EPSRC Peer Review College. Associate Editor for Chemical Communications (RSC flagship journal). Associate Editor for New Journal of Chemistry (RSC/CNRS “all branches” journal). Member ISIS neutron crystallography Facility Access Panel (powder and single crystal). Expert international reviewer neutron powder diffraction access, Bragg Institute, ANSTO, Australia for powder diffraction instruments ECHIDNA (high resolution) and WOMBAT (high intensity). Stokes Professorship Review Panellist for Science Foundation Ireland, Dublin. Member editorial advisory board for Chemical Communications. Member editorial advisory board for Journal of Supramolecular Chemistry. Member editorial advisory board for CrystEngComm. Member editorial board for Main Group Chemistry. Member editorial board for open access journal Molbank. Visiting Professor, Monash University, Australia. Invited Visiting Professor, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg. National Organising Committee International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry. Australian Research Council 'expert of international standing'. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem FRSC), Member of the British Crystallographic Association (BCA). Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Member BCA Chemical Crystallography Group Committee and organizer BCA Autumn meeting. Referee for Nature, Science, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, most RSC journals (Chem. Commun., Dalton, NJC etc.), Inorganica Chimica Acta, Supramolecular Chemistry, J. Supramol. Chem., Mendeleev Commun. and others. Ph.D. examiner nationally (Imperial College London, University College London, King's College London, Durham, Queen Mary, Bath, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Surrey, Loughborough, Sheffield, Nottingham Trent, Edinburgh) and internationally (Monash and UWA, Australia, Cape Town and Stellenbosch Universities, South Africa, National University of Singapore, University of Valencia, Spain and University of Jyväskylä, Finalnd). External M.Sc. Course Examiner, University College London, External Undergraduate Examiner Nottingham Trent University. ISIS Target Station II LMX co-proposer and member of the Instrument Advisory Committee

Awards/Recognition

Royal Society of Chemistry Corday–Morgan Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry Bob Hay Lectureship, Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision, Royal Society of Chemistry Meldola Medal, American Institute of Chemists Best Postdoctoral Research Worker Prize, University of Missouri, Ramsay Medal for best Ph.D. in chemistry, University College London.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published ca. 300 papers in respected refereed scientific journals. He has also co-authored two textbooks (Supramolecular Chemistry, Wiley, 2000 & 2nd ed. 2009, and Core Concepts in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanochemistry, Wiley, 2007) as well as a number of book chapters on aspects of supramolecular chemistry. He has edited the Encyclopaedia of Supramolecular Chemistry (Dekker, 2004) and Organic Nanostructures (Wiley-VCH, 2008). He is the author of a number of reviews and popular articles in journals such as Nature and Science. He was associate editor of the RSC/CNRS journal New. J. Chem. from 2001–2009 and is currently Associate Editor for Chemical Communications. He is a member of a number of international editorial boards and advisory boards. He has given over 50 invited and keynote lectures at a large number of international conferences. Expert's work has been cited ca. 10,000 times, and he has a citations H-factor of 50.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert acted as an expert witness for a generic pharma in a long-running litigation for an anti-cancer drug. After his testimony by deposition the case settled on highly favourable terms for the client.
  • Expert undertook X-ray Powder diffraction measurements both in Japan and at the NLS (Brookhaven) synchrotron for an innovator pharmaceutical company. These measurements and his deposition testimony were used extensively in the final settlement.
  • Expert undertook laboratory work in his own labs for a generic pharmaceutical company in order to assure them that their proposed patent challenge was on secure scientific grounds.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has acted as a consultant and expert witness in the UK, USA and Canada in the areas of pharmaceutical solid form (including X-ray diffraction) and in aspects of instrumental and inorganic chemistry, for the following companies: CWA Shipping Consultants, Abbott Laboratories, Mayne Pharmaceutical, Apotex Inc., Cobalt Pharmaceutical, Sun Pharmaceutical, Hospira among others. He has testified by deposition in the US and by cross examination in Canada.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Crystal chemistry pharmaceutical expert expert witness for consulting on crystalline structures and polymorphs; generic pharmaceutical case.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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