Prof. Mike Zaworotko

Prof. Mike Zaworotko (Call 1)
Mike Zaworotko

Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor 

PROCESS Research Theme: Bulk Solids Processing


Research Interests:

  • Bulk solids processing

Short Bio :
Dr. Mike Zaworotko currently serves as Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering & Co-Director of the Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre, a Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) Research Center hosted by 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 previously 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, especially ultramicroporous adsorbents to address energy sustainability (including carbon capture) and multi-component pharmaceutical materials to make better and cheaper medicines, are of particular interest. He serves as Associate Editor of the American Chemical Society published journal Crystal Growth & Design and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Learned Society of Wales and of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland. In 2017 he was named SFI Researcher of the Year.

Publications :
Professor Zaworotko has published over 390 peer reviewed papers, review articles and patents that have been cited >32,000 times. In 2011 Thomson-Reuters listed him as the 20th highest impact chemist since 2000 and in 2014, 2015 and 2016 he was listed as a highly cited researcher also by Thomson Reuters.
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Selected Publications 


  • B.Sc., ARCS, Imperial College, London, UK, 1977
  • Ph.D, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1982

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801165.