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David Andrews first joined 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 is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and a Fellow of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering. Since January 2019 he serves as Vice-President of SPIE.

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 Australia, Canada, Lithuania, New Zealand and the United States.

Prof. Andrews has over 380 research papers and also twenty books to his name, including as author an Introduction to Photon Science and Technology, and as Editor-in-Chief a four-volume Wiley series on Photonics, and a five-volume Elsevier series entitled Comprehensive Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals.

Selected Publications (for a fuller listing click the PUBLICATIONS tab at the top of the screen)

Andrews, D. L.
Effects of Intrinsic Local Fields on Molecular Fluorescence and Energy Transfer: Dipole Mechanisms and Surface Potentials.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 123, 24, p. 5015-5023, 2019
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b00212

Andrews, D.L.
Chirality in fluorescence and energy transfer.
Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, 2019
DOI: 10.1088/2050-6120/ab10f0

Babiker, M., Andrews, D. L. & Lembessis, V.
Atoms in complex twisted light.
J. Optics. 21, 1, 013001, 2019 

Andrews, D. L.
Quantum formulation for nanoscale optical and material chirality: symmetry issues, space and time parity, and observables.
J. Optics, 20(3) article no. 033003, 2018
DOI: 10.1088/2040-8986/aaaa56

Forbes, K. A., Andrews, D. L.
Optical orbital angular momentum: twisted light and chirality.
Optics Letters, 43(3) pp. 435-438, 2018
DOI: 10.1364/OL.43.000435

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.

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.L. Andrews
Optical angular momentum: Multipole transitions and photonics
Phys. Rev. A 81, 033825 2010 (7 pages).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.033825.



1999 – present Professor of Chemical Physics (since 1996)
1996 – 1999 Dean of Chemical Sciences
1994 Reader
1991 Senior Lecturer
1979 Lecturer

Royal Institution

1978 Science Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

University College London

1976 - 1978 Associate Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics and Honorary Research Associate, Department of Chemistry

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