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Personal Statement

EPSRC Early Career Fellow

Iain D.H. Oswald graduated from the University of Edinburgh (2001) and remained there in the group of Professor Simon Parsons to study hydrogen-bonding patterns and co-crystallisation as part of his PhD. Fortunately, this research expanded to investigate the effects of high pressure which allowed him the opportunity to work at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble. In 2004 he left for Grenoble where he became a postdoctoral researcher on the high pressure beamline (ID27). In 2006, he returned to Edinburgh to join the group of Colin R. Pulham and started a fellowship position funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

In 2009, Iain started his post at SIPBS as a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and is interested and has been awarded funding in the areas of co-crystallisation of pharmaceutical materials at high pressure (EPSRC Early Career Fellowship) and polymorphism and polymerisation of monomeric materials (Leverhulme Trust 2012-2015). 

Iain has contributed to the MPharm program as the 4th Year Co-ordinator (2012-2016) and has been an integral part of the redevelopment of the MPharm curriculum.  He lectures and is class coordinator for the 2nd year class Pharmaceutics and for the Year 2 class Normal Function of the gastrointestinal tract.  Students in the 4th year of study will be able to work with Iain on research associated with pharmaceutical products in the solid state. His teaching activities extend to postgraduate degrees in the MRes Drug Delivery Systems and MSc Pharmaceutical Analysis course.

He is currently a member of the ESPRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing that seeks engage with the EPSRC, Industry and academia to highlight challenges in the area of Manufacturing.


  • High Pressure
  • co-crystallisation
  • Solid-state
  • Diffraction
  • pharmaceutical

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Projects 2011 2022

Research Output 2000 2019

Antisolvent addition at extreme conditions

Ward, M. R. & Oswald, I. D. H., 14 Aug 2019, In : CrystEngComm. 21, 30, p. 4437-4443 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

methyl alcohol
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

A prolific solvate former, galunisertib, under the pressure of crystal structure prediction, produces ten diverse polymorphs

Bhardwaj, R. M., McMahon, J. A., Nyman, J., Price, L. S., Konar, S., Oswald, I. D. H., Pulham, C. R., Price, S. L. & Reutzel-Edens, S. M., 4 Sep 2019, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141, 35, p. 13887-13897 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Crystal structure


Continuous crystallisation and form control in a meso-scale oscillatory baffled reactor

Author: Yerdelen, S., 1 Jan 2018

Supervisor: Florence, A. (Supervisor) & Oswald, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Development of thin film oral drug delivery devices for use in paediatric and palliative care patient populations

Author: Watts, S. I., 1 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Mullen, A. (Supervisor) & Oswald, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2008 2018

  • 13 Participation in conference
  • 4 Invited talk
  • 1 Organiser of special symposia

Polymorphism of acrylamide facilitated by pressure-transmitting medium

Iain Oswald (Speaker)
18 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Under pressure to react - acetylenedicarboxylic acid polymerisation

Iain Oswald (Speaker), Andrew Urquhart (Contributor), Amit Delori (Contributor), Craig L. Bull (Contributor)
28 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk