Chief Executive, Diamond Light Source Ltd, the UK's national synchrotron science facility
Andrew Harrison studied chemistry at Oxford University (St. John's College: BA 1982, Doctorate 1986), held a Royal Society University Research Fellow also at Oxford from 1988 and worked for McMaster University and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd as a Post Doc before taking up a lectureship in chemistry at the University of Edinburgh in 1993. He was appointed Professor of Solid State Chemistry in 1999, and in 2002 he became founding Director of the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions in Edinburgh. In 2006 he was appointed Scientific Director of the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, going on to become Director General of the ILL in 2011. In 2014 he became CEO of Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron facility. Andrew has chaired EIROForum and is a UK delegate for the ESFRI Council of the European Commission.