Research Topics

Research in the Ward group is wide ranging, spanning crystal design and engineering, physical and electronic properties of molecular solids, polymorphism and crystallography, nucleation and growth of organic crystals, materials and medicine, scanning probe microscopy and interfacial phenomena, and the creation of complex materials using on multi recognition site self-assembly.

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Contact Insecticides: Polymorphism and Lethality of Crystal Forms

Crystallization under Nanoscale Confinement



Crystallization Processes and Mechanisms

Crystallization of Symmetry-controlled Colloidal Particle Assemblies


Dislocation-actuated Crystal Growth and Crystal Growth Inhibition


Guided Motion of Microscale Swimmers



Hydrogen-bonded Molecular Frameworks: Design and Function


Simulations of Screw Dislocations in Molecular Crystals