Andrew is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Oxford. His research group is based in Oxford’s Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.
An undergraduate at the University of Sydney, Andrew read Chemistry and Pure Mathematics for his first degree. He holds two PhDs: one in Inorganic Chemistry (with Cameron Kepert, Sydney) and the other in Mineral Physics (with Martin Dove, then at Cambridge). Whilst a graduate student at Cambridge, Andrew was elected to a Junior Research Fellowship in Materials Science at Trinity College.
In 2009 Andrew moved from Cambridge to Oxford to take up a Faculty position in Inorganic Chemistry. He was promoted to full Professor in 2014, and to a University Research Professorship (RSIV in Oxford-speak) in 2018.
Andrew has held an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship (2008-13) and both Starting (2011-6) and Advanced (2018-) Grants of the European Research Council. Amongst the awards and distinctions he has received are the Corday-Morgan (2017), Marlow (2013), and Harrison-Meldola (2010) Medals of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2018 he was named the inaugural UK Blavatnik Laureate in Chemistry.
Andrew lives in west Oxford with his husband Jonathan, and is an amateur oenophile, barely-competent skier, and enthusiast of all things geometric.