Prof Simon Coles

Prof Simon Coles

Associate Professor & Director, UK National Crystallography Service

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > School of Chemistry

University of Southampton


Simon Coles 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 Chemistry staff in July 2009 and took over the role more...



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