Professor Michael Zaworotko

Professor Michael Zaworotko

Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering

Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor



Office: AD2-014 (Analog Devices Building)

Phone: +353 61 234361




B.S., ARCS, Imperial College, London, UK, 1977

Ph.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1982

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Short Bio

Dr. 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 nanoporous 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.


Dr. Zaworotko has published over 390 peer reviewed papers, review articles and patents that have been cited >35,500 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.

Bibliometrics: H-index of 86; > 360 publications including 77 with >100 citations; >2500 citations in 2012-2016. A full list of publications can be found here. Selected publications available here.