Daniel O’Nolan is currently a Ph.D. student within the Crystal Engineering research group at the University of Limerick, under the supervision of Prof. Mike Zaworotko. Daniel received his B.Sc in Industrial Biochemistry (2014) from the University of Limerick, wherein he undertook research into carbon-based solid acid catalysts. This work led Daniel to further his studies in the design of materials and crystal engineering – with projects involving multi-component pharmaceuticals, hybrid ultramicroporous materials, and organic solid solutions.

Currently, Daniel focuses on new materials wherein benchmark performance is derived from the rational design of the crystal structure. As such, in-situ characterization of materials by way of single-crystal and powder X-ray (laboratory and synchrotron) diffraction is Daniel’s specialization.


  1. Severini, F.; Flanelly, T.; O’Nolan, D.; Leahy, J. J.; Kwapinski, W. J. Chem. Tech. Biotech., 2015, 91, 2076-2084.
  2. O’Nolan, D.; Perry, M. L.; Zaworotko, M. J. Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16, 2211-2217.
  3. Kumar, A.; Hua, C.; Madden, D. G.; O’Nolan, D.; Chen, K.-J.; Keane, L. J.; Perry IV, J. J.; Zaworotko, M. J. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 5946-5949.
  4. O’Nolan, D.; Kumar, A.; Zawrotko, M. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 8508-8513.
B.Sc. (Hons), Industrial Biochemistry, University of Limerick, Ireland, 2014