Digital Chemistry: 28 October, 2.15pm
Andy Cooper is a Nottingham graduate (1991), obtaining his PhD there in 1994 with Prof. Martyn Poliakoff, FRS. After his PhD, he held an 1851 Fellowship and a Royal Society NATO Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, going on to hold a Ramsay Memorial Research Fellowship at the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis in Cambridge before joining Liverpool in 1999, initially as a Royal Society University Research Fellow.
He is the founding Director of the Centre for Materials Discovery (est. in 2007) and is the Academic Director of the new Materials Innovation Factory (MIF). Previously, he was Head of Chemistry in Liverpool (2007–2009), and was the first Head of the School of Physical Sciences over the period Jan. 2010–Dec. 2011. He has also previously served on the University Council. In 2015, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Andy’s research interests are polymeric materials, porous organic cages, crystal engineering, supercritical fluids, CO2 capture, materials for energy production, and high-throughput materials methodology.