Crystal Growth and Design’s latest Special Issue celebrates William B. Jones’ career as he embarks on a new chapter in his professional life. Jones is now an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, the President of the British Association for Crystal Growth, and an emeritus professional fellow at Sidney Sussex College. Jones was previously an EAB member (2014-2018) and prolific author, with 20 publications written in Crystal Growth & Design. Throughout his career, Jones has had a profound influence on the development of new concepts in materials science, organic solid-state chemistry, and crystal engineering, and his contributions to the solid-state sciences have garnered significant recognition.
Jones’ career began at the University College of Wales, where he earned his B.Sc. (1971) and Ph.D. (1974) under the guidance of Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas and Professor John O. Williams. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship, Jones moved with Professor Thomas to the University of Cambridge in 1978, where the two founded the Materials Chemistry Group.
Jones later became the Head of the Chemistry Department at Cambridge, the Deputy Director of the Pfizer Institute of Pharmaceutical Materials Science, and has been a visiting professor at various institutions throughout his career, including McGill University, World Premiere Institute, and the State University of New York.
Jones’ contributions to the solid-state sciences have won him many accolades throughout his career, including the Jacob London Fellowship at Weizmann Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday Morgan Prize.
Learn more about Bill Jones’ fruitful scientific career and his outstanding contributions to organic solid-state chemistry and crystal engineering by reading the Special Issue.