SouthCoast Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction Facility

David R. Manke

David R. Manke (Assistant Professor) currently serves as director of the Southcoast Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction facility. He received his B.S. from Brandeis in 2000 under the supervision of Wenbin Lin, where he first learned about crystallography from Bruce Foxman. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2005 under the tutelage of Dan Nocera, and did postdoctoral work at Cornell under Pete Wolczanski. He has been an Assistant Professor at UMass Dartmouth since 2010.

David Manke


James A. Golen

James A. Golen (Professor Emeritus) currently serves as a visiting crystallographer. He received his Ph.D. from UMass Amherst in 1970 with Professor Robert R. Holmes and did postdoctoral work in molecular spectroscopy at the University of Georgia, the University of Toronto, and Drexel University. In 1988, under the mentorship of Professors Day and Woods (UMass Amherst) he learned how to solve crystal structures. He currently has over twenty years of experience solving structures of small molecules (inorganic, organic, organometallic) by single crystal X-ray diffraction.‌‌

James Golen