Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Powder XRD

Dr Mike Probert

  • Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, Head of Crystallography

Mike was appointed to a lectureship in 2013 from a Senior Research Fellowship on Extreme Conditions Crystallography at Durham University. He formally heads the crystallography group at Newcastle and brings with him more than 12 years of expertise in furthering crystallographic studies through the enhancement of experimental capabilities. Mike’s research now covers many areas but retains a particular focus on developing equipment and pushing the boundaries of in house diffraction experiments.

The School of Chemistry now houses diffraction equipment capable of operating at Ultra low temperatures (2 K) and very high pressures (>20 GPa) as well as more standard equipment for routine analysis.

Mike has published his work in more than 40 publications.