Mike Zaworotko currently serves as Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering & Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He was born in Wales in 1956 and received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Imperial College (1977) and the University of Alabama (1982), respectively. He served as a faculty member at Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, Canada, from 1985-1998, at University of Winnipeg, Canada from 1998-99 and at the University of South Florida, USA, from 1999-2013.

Research activities have focused upon fundamental and applied aspects of crystal engineering since 1990. Currently, metal-organic materials (MOMs), especially microporous and ultramicroporous sorbents, and multi-component pharmaceutical materials (MPMs) such as cocrystals, hydrates and ionic cocrystals are of particular interest. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the ACS published journal Crystal Growth & Design and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland.


Dr. Zaworotko has published over 350 peer reviewed papers and patents that have been cited ca. 30,000 times. H-index of 78; 68 publications with >100 citations; >2500 citations in 2014 and 2015. In 2011, Thomson-Reuters listed him as the 20th highest impact chemist since 2000: http://sciencewatch.com/dr/sci/misc/Top100Chemists2000-10/ and in both 2014 and 2015 he was listed as a highly cited researcher, also by Thomson-Reuters”: www.highlycited.com

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