Simon Coles

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Name: Simon Coles
Date registered: July 19, 2012


I obtained my BSc and PhD at the University of Wales, Cardiff in 1992 and 1997 respectively. My PhD was in structural systematics and molecular modelling, which I undertook whilst working part-time for the National Crystallography Service, both under the supervision of Professor Mike Hursthouse. On completion of my thesis I moved to a PDRA appointment with the Royal Institution, but based at the CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory, where I worked with a collaborative team to build the highly successful Small Molecule Single Crystal beamline, 9.8. In 1998 I again joined forces with Mike Hursthouse when I moved to Southampton to establish a new laboratory and manage the National Crystallography Service. I transferred to Chemistry staff in July 2009 and took over the role of Director of the National Crystallography Service and became a Senior Lecturer in 2012 and Associate Professor in 2014. I am involved in many areas of research and teaching - please check out my academic website for more details. I currently spearhead the drive to make working practice and the department of chemistry at Southampton a more sustainable endeavour.

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  1. Sustainability Awards Success!! — April 14, 2015

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Apr 14

Sustainability Awards Success!!

Chemistry staff and students have been recognised for all the work that has been going on around the ‘try before you buy’ project and related activities. See for some more detail. We aim to capitalise on this and build awareness and activity around a building a better working practice that enables the department to …

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