The School of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society for his outstanding contribution to science
The Fellowship of the Royal Society
is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from or living and working in the UK and the Commonwealth. This represents a major scientific recognition for Andrew as well as for the School of Chemistry, the Faculty and the University.
Professor Orr-Ewing joins 6 other FRS in the School of Chemistry.
Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing
is a physical chemist who has made significant contributions to the study of fundamental mechanisms of chemical reactions in both the gas and liquid phases. He is recognized internationally for his use of ultrafast laser spectroscopy to observe the effects of liquid solvents on molecular reaction and photodissociation dynamics.
He obtained his BA and MA in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, and his DPhil in Physical Chemistry under the supervision of Professor G Hancock. After two years as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor RN Zare at Stanford
University, he returned to the UK as the Royal Society Eliz. Challenor Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, where he has remained.
His research achievements have been recognized by the Harrison Memorial Prize (1994), Marlow Medal and Prize (1999), and Tilden Prize (2009) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the RSC’s awards in Optical Spectroscopy (2002) and Chemical Dynamics (2014), a Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2005), and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2006-11).