About Professor Shaw

Professor Andrew Shaw

Professor Andrew Shaw

Research Interests

Research in the group covers many areas of physical chemistry, chemical biology and nanotechnology. We have developed a number of techniques including evanescent wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy and the array reader technology which are being applied to the analysis of solid-liquid interfaces, multi-analyte analysis of the proteome and the environmental fate of nanoparticles. All of the research looks at molecular diagnostics of the behaviour of complex systems, interfaces structures, proteome, the complement cascade, differential diagnosis, rapid identification of microbes, allergy etc all with a view to a quantitative description.


  • 2007 – Present, Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry
  • 2007 – Present, Founder and Director of Attomarker Ltd
  • 2009 – 2012, Chairman of Arkiris, KTA
  • 2005-2007 Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, University of Exeter
  • 2001-2005 Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, University of Exeter
  • 2002-2009 Founder and Director of Research, EvanesCo Ltd
  • 1999-2001 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University
  • 1992-1999 University Research Fellow, University of Southampton
  • 1999 Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 1994 Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry


  • 1999: Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 1994: Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 1989-1992: PhD Physical Chemistry, University of Southampton
  • 1985-1988,1992: MA Natural Sciences,University of Cambridge

Teaching Interests / Duties

  • Intermediate Physical Chemistry (30 lectures) 2nd Year Undergraduate
  • Forensic Science (30 lectures) All years
  • Astrophysical Chemistry and the Origins of Life (20 lectures) 2nd Year Undergraduate
  • Control of Metabolic Pathways (3 lectures) 2nd Year Undergraduate
  • Biotechnology and Enterprise (3 lectures) MSc
  • Biological Spectroscopy (7 lectures) 2nd Year Undergraduate
  • Reaction Kinetics (20 lectures) 3rd Year Undergraduate
  • Physical Chemistry for Biosciences (5 lectures) 1st Year Undergraduate

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