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X-ray crystallography is the pre-eminent technique for obtaining the three dimensional structures of organic materials. Understanding the translation of molecules to crystals and thought functional assembles is key if we want to be able to predict and control the assembly of matter with sufficient certainty and precision to allow preparation of materials and assemblies with far more sophisticated properties and functions than are accessible in materials synthesized using current methods. Great advances continue to be made in determining crystal structures, allowing the pace of structural understanding to increase and making it possible to respond rapidly to emerging opportunities in crystal and particle engineering. This course will help to equip the next generation of scientists with a deep understanding of the tools they need to prototype and engineer crystals to design materials with increasingly sophisticated properties.

The course has two core objectives. Firstly, it will provide a review of the fundamentals and the application of crystallography to molecule to crystal to functional form design together with an evaluation of the technology at the present state. Secondly, it will review the progress in this field and summarize the application and results to other fields of interest across speciality chemicals and other fields

Topics to be discussed include:
• Molecular Structure, Chirality, Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry
• Solution Supersaturation, Nucleation and Crystal Growth Fundamentals
• Defects, Reactivity and Mechanical Properties
• Molecular to Crystal Science Modelling Route Map
• Molecular and Solid-State Data Informatics
• Nano Particle Production and Dispersion
• Advanced Multi-scale Modelling
• Process Analytics and Crystal Characterisation
• Orientational Disordered Crystals and Liquid Crystals
• Reverse Engineering: Learning from Practice
• Forward Perspective: Grand Challenges in Directed Assembly