Invited Speakers

Mike Anderson - The University of Manchester, Manchester
Session 1 - Wednesday 28 June
Predicting crystal growth via a unified kinetic 3-D partition model

Michael W. Anderson did his undergraduate studies in Chemical Physics at Edinburgh University and his PhD work in the group of John M. Thomas in Cambridge. Following various post-doctoral appointments in the USA he was appointed to the faculty at the University of Manchester (formerly UMIST) in 1990 where he is now Professor of Materials Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Nanoporous Materials. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. His research interests include: experimental and theoretical NMR studies of heterogeneous microporous catalysts; structural studies of mesoporous materials; atomic force microscopy and electron microscopy studies of crystallisation mechanisms; synthesis and applications of novel nanoporous materials.


Jeremy Sanders - University of Cambridge, Cambridge
Session 3 - Wednesday 28 June
Solvation and surface effects on polymorph stabilities at the nanoscale

Jeremy Sanders CBE FRS studied for his B.Sc. in Chemistry at Imperial College, London, then moved to Cambridge where he obtained his PhD working on the development of lanthanide shift reagents for NMR. After a postdoctoral year working on protein NMR at Stanford he returned to Cambridge in 1973, becoming a Demonstrator in Chemistry. He was promoted through the ranks, becoming Professor in 1996, Head of Department, Head of School and then Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs from 2011 until his formal retirement in 2015. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Royal Society Open Science. He became well known in the 1970s and 80s for the development and application of NMR methods in chemistry and biology. He then switched his attention to molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry, particularly using porphyrins as building blocks in model photosynthetic and recognition systems, and using templates to control the synthesis of giant macrocycles. More recently, he developed the concept of dynamic combinatorial chemistry, and this unexpectedly led to a new research interest in crystals and polymorphism.


Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern - Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Germany
Session 6 - Thursday 29 June


Anne Buckley
Lessons Learned - Thursday 29 June
‘Crystal Growth’- My Grandfather H. E. Buckley and His Book

I currently work as a self-employed primary science teacher and primary science education consultant. I have a regular teaching position in a primary school, run primary science workshops to engage and inspire young children in hands-on science and deliver continuing professional development courses to teachers.
I have a first degree in chemistry and a DPhil. in materials chemistry from the University of Oxford. In the late 1980’s I worked as a senior research scientist in the ‘Crystal Growth and Morphology’ team, led by Professor Roger Davey, at ICI Chemicals and Polymers Ltd.,Runcorn, Cheshire. After this I was a post-doctoral research fellow with Prof. Martha Greenblatt in the Chemistry Department at Rutgers University in New Jersey working on the properties and preparation of silica aerogels.
After these positions I moved into school science education with a PGCE in secondary science from Brunel University. I worked for a number of years as a secondary science teacher and then developed my teaching role into the primary sector where I have worked since 2007.

Ron Rousseau
Lessons Learned - Thursday 29 June
Secondary Nucleation by Crystal Collisions

Ronald W. Rousseau is Professor and Silas Endowed Chair Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served for nearly 27 years as chair of the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Prior to moving to Georgia Tech, he was a faculty member at North Carolina State University, where he was introduced to research on crystallization by Warren L. McCabe.

Dr. Rousseau holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Docteur Honoris Causa from L’Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse. He received the Founders Award, the Warren K. Lewis Award, and the Gerhard Award in Separations from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is a Fellow of AIChE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the LSU Engineering Hall of Distinction.

Dr. Rousseau is co-author of Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (now in its fourth edition) and editor of the Handbook of Separation Process Technology. His research has explored separation processes, with an emphasis on the use of crystallization in separation and purification processes. He has given special attention to mechanistic interpretations of secondary nucleation and growth-rate dispersion, and to strategies for controlling crystal size distributions, purity, and transformations of polymorphs and solvates.

Wolfgang Beckman
Lessons Learned - Thursday 29 June

Wolfgang studied Chemical Engineering in Hamburg and Philadelphia, earning a BSE and MSE. He joined the group of R. Lacmann at the University of Braunschweig to obtain a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1981.
Following, he was a Post-Doc in the group of R. Boistelle in Marseille and worked on aspects of polymorphism of organic substances. He returned to Braunschweig to continue the work. In 1989, he obtained the right to teach Physical Chemistry at universities, a habilitation.

From 1989 to 2008, Wolfgang worked with Schering in Berlin, first doing electro- crystal-lization and since 1992 as crystallization ex-pert in health care.

In 2009, Wolfgang transferred to Bayer Tech-nology Services in Leverkusen, developing, improving and troubleshooting crystallization processes namely in the life-science field, both for batch and continuous crystallizations. Since 2017, Wolfgang is working in the health care division of Bayer in Wuppertal.
Wolfgang has approx. 50 peer reviewed publica-tions in the field of crystal growth and edited the book “Crystallization – Basic Concepts and In-dustrial Applications" (Wiley).

John Garside - University of Manchester, Manchester
Lessons Learned - Thursday 29 June
Crystallization as Chemical Reaction Engineering

John Garside is Professor Emeritus in Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester. He was the Principal and Vice Chancellor of University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST) from 2000 to 2004 where he led the merger of UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester to form the new Manchester University.

A chemical engineer by profession, he was appointed to a Chair in that subject at UMIST in 1982, having previously held posts at University College London and ICI, as well as sabbatical positions at Iowa State University and in Japan. He is a Fellow of University College London, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and holds Honorary Degrees from UMIST and from the Victoria University of Manchester.

His research specialization is in the broad field of crystallization. He is the author of over 150 research publications and author or editor of eight books and has acted as a consultant for over 20 companies in the UK, the USA, and mainland Europe.

He has been Vice-President of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, was chair of the EFCE Working Party on Crystallization, and was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore between 2002 and 2009. He is currently the Deputy Pro-Chancellor of Lancaster University.

John Sherwood
Lessons Learned - Thursday 29 June

Susan Reutzel-Edens - Eli Lilly & Company, USA
BACG Annual Lecture - Thursday 29 June
From Molecules to Medicines the Solid-State Way

Bill Jones - University of Cambridge, Cambridge
Session 9 - Friday 30 June 
Aspects of cocrystal solid state chemistry

Professor Bill Jones graduated from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1971. He obtained his PhD in 1974. After a period at the Weizmann Institute, Israel, he returned to Aberystwyth in 1976 as a Staff Demonstrator and in 1978 moved to Cambridge. He is now Professor of Materials Chemistry. He was elected a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College in 1980. For Sidney he was Admissions Tutor and then Senior Tutor. He is currently a Professorial Fellow at Sidney.
His research has dealt with two main areas of solid state chemistry. The first concerns an understanding of the chemistry of layered inorganic solids and in particular their role as catalysts. The second (and current one) is in organic solid state chemistry and crystal engineering. In recent times this has developed into an interest in the development of solid pharmaceutical materials with a focus on solid form development for drug delivery.
He has published over 420 peer reviewed articles dealing with solid state chemistry and has edited two volumes on solid state chemistry. The first (Organic Molecular Crystals) was published by CRC press in 1997 and re-published in their electronic series in 2000. The second volume is co-edited with Professor CNR Rao on “Supramolecular Chemistry” and was published in 2002 and re-published in paperback form in 2008.