Ian has a BSc in Chemistry from Durham University and a PhD in Information Science from the University of Sheffield. He has worked at CCDC since 1993, initially as its User Support Officer and then as a Scientific Software Engineer. He has contributed to the development of many of CCDC’s core software products, most notably ConQuest and Mogul.
Ian has variously been a manager of both the CCDC's Database Group and our External Applications development activities. In his current role as Director, Strategic Partnerships, he is responsible for shaping the CCDC's interactions with the wider research and publishing communities as well as developing and maintaining interactions with other software providers.
Activities outside of the CCDC have included membership of the Chemical Structure Association Committee and Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Junction, an arts venue in Cambridge.
Bond lengths in organic and metal-organic compounds revisited: X-H bond lengths from neutron diffraction data. Allen, FH; Bruno IJ. Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science (2010), 66(3), 380-386
Polymer Backbone Conformation - A Challenging Task for Database Information Retrieval. Seebach, D; Zass, E; Schweizer, WB; Thompson, AJ; French, A; Davis, BG; Kyd, G; Bruno, IJ. Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2009), 48(51), 9596-9598
Mercury CSD 2.0 – new features for the visualization and investigation of crystal structures. Macrae, CF; Bruno, IJ; Chisholm, JA; Edgington, PR; McCabe, P; Pidcock, E; Rodriguez-Monge, L; Taylor, R; van de Streek, J; Wood, PA. Journal of Applied Crystallography (2008), 41(2), 466–470
Factors Affecting d-Block Metal-Ligand Bond Lengths: Toward an Automated Library of Molecular Geometry for Metal Complexes. Harris, SE; Orpen, AG; Bruno, IJ; Taylor, R. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (2005), 45(6), 1727-1748
Retrieval of Crystallographically-Derived Molecular Geometry Information. Bruno, IJ; Cole, JC; Kessler, M; Luo, J; Motherwell, WDS; Purkis, LH; Smith, BR; Taylor, R; Cooper, RI; Harris, SE; Orpen, AG. Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences (2004), 44(6), 2133-2144
New software for searching the Cambridge Structural Database and visualizing crystal structures. Bruno, IJ; Cole, JC; Edgington, PR; Kessler, M; Macrae, CF; McCabe, P; Pearson, J; Taylor, R. Acta Crystallographica Section B (2002), 58(3 Part 1), 389–397