Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing of the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society. 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.
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 recognised 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 R.N. Zare at Stanford.