Andy attended the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with first class honors and in 2003 earned an M.A. and M. Sci. in the natural sciences. He continued on to obtain his Ph. D. in 2007 with Dr. Matthew J. Gaunt working on a novel organocatalytic [2,3]-Wittig rearrangement that utilizes secondary amines as catalysts.

Andy conducted research as a visiting postdoctoral fellow for Dr. David W.C. MacMillan at Princeton University from 2007 to 2011.  This research utilized high throughput technology to facilitate discovery of unprecedented organic reactions, resulting in the development of a new C-H functionalization reaction towards synthesis of benzylic amines.

Returning to the University of Cambridge from 2011 to 2014, Andy worked as a post doctoral research fellow for Dr. Matthew J. Gaunt.

Andy is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.