Andrew Beale is currently Professor of inorganic chemistry at the department of chemistry at University College London (UCL) and group leader at the research complex at Harwell, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He is also chief scientific officer and co-founder of Finden Ltd (incorporated in 2012).
Andy was awarded a BSc from the University of Sussex in 1996, followed by a PhD at the Royal Institution of Great Britain/UCL in 2003 on the subject of in situ X-ray crystallisation studies of mixed oxide materials. He then worked as a VENI research fellow and assistant professor in the department of inorganic chemistry and catalysis at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He returned to the UK, and to UCL, in 2013 as an EPSRC early career fellow before being promoted into his current role in 2014.
His current interests concern the study of functional materials with novel chemical imaging techniques using X-ray scattering and/or spectroscopic methods, often studied under dynamic (or operando) conditions.