Congratulations to Andrew Cairns, who has been appointed to a Research Fellowship and Lectureship-in-Waiting at Imperial College London’s Department of Materials Science. Andrew has had a long association with the group: first as a Part II student, then a DPhil, and later a Visiting Fellow (during his tenure at ESRF). He has a long list of achievements, and it is wonderful to see these recognised by this well-deserved appointment at Imperial. We’re all very proud of his achievements and look forward to his continued success in this new role. Congratulations Andrew!