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Inaugural Lecture: Professor Simon Hall

15 August 2023

Professor Simon Hall will be giving his inaugural lecture on Tuesday, 24th October from 6pm at the Wills Memorial Building.


Unexpected Crystals in the Bragging Area


The way crystals grow is the key factor in determining the physical properties that they possess. In fields such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, superconductors, photovoltaics, batteries and solar-cells, control of crystal growth is highly desired, yet often difficult.

Over the years, I have developed ways of controlling and changing the way crystals grow, with a view to altering and improving their functionality. By involving other materials in the growth of crystals, be they simple molecular, polymeric or even biological in origin, my lab has not only been able to exercise control over crystallization but has also gained a deeper understanding into how the physical properties of crystals across all fields can be improved.

In this lecture, I highlight some of the key advances we have made over the years and the implications they have for the performance of advanced functional materials. Occasionally, some very unexpected and interesting things happen…


Professor Simon Hall's research interests are primarily focused on complex functional materials and how, by considered control of crystallization, we can alter and improve their functionality.


Registration for this event is free, but you must book a ticket via Eventbrite.

Further information

Tuesday, 24th October 2023, 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building.

The event will be followed by a drinks' reception.

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