Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980 – 1983
    Imperial College,BSc Chemistry, 2.(i). ARCS/2.(I).

  • 1983 – 1986
    X-Ray Crystallography Research in macrocycles.

  • 1986 – 1991
    PGRA. X-Ray studies on Molecular receptors.

  • 1991 – 1993
    ORS Crystallography, Imperial College.

  • 1993 – 1994
    Experimental Officer, Imperial College.

  • 1994 – 1999
    Senior Experimental Officer Loughborough University.

  • 1996
    PhD University of Loughborough.

  • 1999 – 2004
    Reader/Director Molecular Structure Laboratory University of St Andrews.

  • since 2004
    Professor of Chemical Crystallography.

  • 2011
    Elected FRSE.

Selected publications

  • " Automated Chemical Crystallography ": A. L Fuller, L. A. S. Scott-Hayward, Y. Li, M. Bühl , A. M. Z. Slawin and J. D. Woollins, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 , 5799-5802 (We developed a new diffractometer which is able to solve structures without any intervention)).

  • "Metal-Organic Frameworks from Edible Natural Products" R.A. Smaldone, R.S. Forgan, H. Furukawa, J.J. Gassensmith, A.M.Z. Slawin, O.M. Yaghi, and J.F. Stoddart, Angew. Chemie, 2010,49, 8630-8634. (An exciting result which opens up many possibilities).

  • Nanoporous Carbohydrate Metal-Organic Frameworks. R. S. Forgan, R. A. Smaldone, J. J. Gassensmith, H. Furukawa, D. B. Cordes, Q. W. Li, C. E. Wilmer, Y. Y. Botros, R. Q. Snurr, A. M. Z. Slawin and J. F. Stoddart, J.Amer.Chem.Soc. 2012, 134, 406-417.

  • The Preparation of Salts of [Pd2(?-Se2N2)Cl6]2-, the First Adducts of Diselenium Dinitride.

    P.F. Kelly and A.M.Z. Slawin Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 1995, 34, 1758-1759 (Unusual, exciting molecules which were technically very challenging).

  • The Synthesis of 1,2,3,4,5,6-Hexafluorocyclohexane (Benzene Hexafluoride) from Benzene, A.J. Durie, A. M.Z. Slawin, T. Lebl and D. O'Hagan, Angew. Chem. Int Ed Engl., 2012, 51, 10086-10088 (Just a neat piece of science).



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Fellow Royal Society of Edinburgh

Additional qualifications

  • Over 1000 publications


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Manager of complex environment

  • Pastoral supervisor of PhD students


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