Lecturer in Inorganice and Materials Chemistry
University College Cork
Role in SSPC: Funded Investigator T4 Leader
Dr Simon Lawrence obtained his BSc and PhD from the University of Durham. He spent a year as a post-doctoral research associate at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, with Professor Roger Davey followed by a year as a post-doctoral research associate at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, before joining the staff at UCC.
His research interests are in the understanding of the organic solid state where he leads a group investigating issues such as crystal engineering, crystallisation, polymorphism, co-crystallisation and crystal growth . He is a member of the Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF http://www.ucc.ie/en/abcrf/) and the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC http://www.sspc.ie/), a large scale collaboration involving both industry and academia which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, and for which he is responsible for the projects investigating co-crystallization. He has been elected Chair of the COST Action CM4102 "From molecules to crystals - how do organic molecules form crystals? (Crystallize)" which runs from 2015 -2018. He has 76 publications with an h-factor of 16. Grant income for the 2008-14 period is €2.1M (SFI €1.3M, EU €0.5M, IRC €0.24M) and total grant income over career is €2.6M.