David Andrews first joined University of East Anglia (UEA) as a Lecturer, following doctoral studies in Chemistry, and a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics, both at University College London. At UEA, he gained a Chair in Chemical Physics in 1996. He has held Visiting Fellowships at University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and twice at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Professor Andrews was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1988, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 1999, and a Fellow of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, in 2006. He is now a member of the Board of Directors of SPIE, where he is strongly involved in conference organization.
Professor Andrews leads the nanophotonics and quantum electrodynamics research group at UEA. The interests of his research group broadly concern developing the theory of molecular interactions - with each other, and with light - in terms of quantum electrodynamics (QED). Quantum electrodynamics is essentially the study of how matter interacts with light, treating both matter and light quantum mechanically. The QED group at UEA has been at the forefront in applications ranging from spectroscopy and nonlinear optics to the intermolecular transport of energy. Present research topics fall into four main areas: Molecular energy transfer and light harvesting; Nonlinear optics and photonics; Structured light and optical vortices; Laser-induced optical binding and inter-particle forces. The group enjoys strong international links, particularly with groups in Canada, Italy, Lithuania, New Zealand and the United States.
Prof. Andrews has over 300 research papers and also a dozen books to his name, including as author a widely adopted textbook on Lasers in Chemistry, and as Editor-in-Chief a five-volume series entitled Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals.
D. Weeraddana, M. Premaratne and D.L. Andrews Quantum electrodynamics of resonance energy transfer in nanowire systems, Phys. Rev. B 93, 075151 2016 (10 pages). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.075151.
D.S. Bradshaw, J.M. Leeder, M.M. Coles and D.L. Andrews Signatures of material and optical chirality: Origins and measures, Chem. Phys. Lett. 626, 106-110 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2015.02.051.
D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews Chiral discrimination in optical trapping and manipulation, New J. Phys. 16, 103021 2014 (16 pages). DOI:10.1088/1367-2630/16/10/103021.
D.L. Andrews Physicality of the photon, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 3878-3884 2013. DOI: 10.1021/jz401592y.
M.D. Williams, M.M. Coles, K. Saadi, D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews Optical vortex generation from molecular chromophore arrays, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 153603 2013 (4 pages). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.153603.
D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews Laser-modified one- and two-photon absorption: Expanding the scope of optical nonlinearity, Phys. Rev. A 88, 033807 2013 (10 pages). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.88.033807.
M.M. Coles and D.L. Andrews Photonic measures of helicity: optical vortices and circularly polarized reflection, Opt. Lett. 38, 869-871 2013. DOI: 10.1364/OL.38.000869.
E.M. Rice and D.L. Andrews Optical emission of a molecular nanoantenna pair, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 244503 2012 (13 pages). DOI: 10.1063/1.4729784.
M.M. Coles and D.L. Andrews Chirality and angular momentum in optical radiation, Phys. Rev. A 85, 063810 2012 (7 pages). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.85.063810.
D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews Mechanisms of light energy harvesting in dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers, Polymers 3, 2053-2077 2011. DOI:10.3390/polym3042053.
J.M. Leeder and D.L. Andrews A molecular theory for two-photon and three-photon fluorescence polarization, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 094503 2011 (9 pages). DOI:10.1063/1.3556537.
D.L. Andrews Optical angular momentum: Multipole transitions and photonics, Phys. Rev. A 81, 033825 2010 (7 pages). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.033825.
D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews All-optical control of molecular fluorescence, Phys. Rev. A 81, 013424 2010 (5 pages). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.013424.
D.L. Andrews and J.M. Leeder Resonance energy transfer: When a dipole fails, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 184504 2009 (9 pages). DOI: 10.1063/1.3131168.
V.E. Lembessis, M. Babiker and D.L. Andrews Surface optical vortices, Phys. Rev. A 79, 011806(R) 2009 (4 pages). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.79.011806.
Career History UEA
1999 – present Professor of Chemical Physics (since 1996) 1996 – 1999 Dean of Chemical Sciences 1994 Reader 1991 Senior Lecturer 1979 Lecturer
1978 Science Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow
University College London
1976 - 1978 Associate Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics and Honorary Research Associate, Department of Chemistry