Professor Goodwin’s research exploits advanced X-ray and neutron scattering methods to study the nature and implications of complex atomic arrangements within functional materials. Understanding this complexity and its functional role is a significant challenge, and one that interfaces with difficult problems in condensed-matter physics, geometry, and crystallography.
While Professor Goodwin’s work is unashamedly fundamental in its focus, it is of direct relevance to fields as diverse as pharmaceutical science and renewable energy.
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Andrew Goodwin is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He was born in Sydney, Australia, and studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Following a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was appointed to the Chemistry Faculty at Oxford in 2009. Andrew is based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, where he leads a creative and enthusiastic team of about 15. The group’s research focuses on the dual roles of flexibility and disorder in functional materials.