I am a senior experimental officer with over 15 years experience in chemical research and crystallography. I pioneered and specialised in non-ambient chemical crystallography having spent five years running the world leading single crystal facility at the Synchrotron Radiation Source, Daresbury. To date I have co-authored over 150 papers, co-supervised three successful PhD students and a PDRA. I am an avid Linux user, write my own Python, PHP and Fortran code and the founder of xrayforum.co.uk. I have strong interests in pharmaceutical-crystal engineering, materials, technology, environmental and energy science.