Andrew Goodwin is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He was born in Australia, and studied at the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Andrew is a regular ISIS user, has sat on ISIS Facility Access Panels and represented the user community on the First Target Station Refurbishment Project Board.
We are excited to share that Andrew has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Fellows and Foreign Members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.
There are approximately 1,700 Fellows and Foreign Members, including around 85 Nobel Laureates. Each year up to 52 Fellows and up to 10 Foreign Members are elected from a group of around 800 candidates who are proposed by the existing Fellowship.
Andrew's research focuses on understanding and exploiting the dual roles of flexibility and disorder in functional materials. He and his team specialise in the development and application of diffuse scattering methods, which provide an experimental window into the atomic-scale structures of disordered solids. Andrew has used these approaches to resolve the nature of complexity in a range of different systems of both fundamental and technological importance.
Andrew has received several awards for his work in the field of materials chemistry, including the Harrison-Meldola, Marlow, Corday-Morgan, and Peter Day Prizes of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2018, he was named the inaugural Chemistry Laureate of the UK Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.
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