Andrew obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Manchester in 2009 and later completed two postdoctoral appointments at universities in Germany and China. He has been working as a scientific editor since 2011 and has edited over 600 articles, predominantly in the fields of chemistry, materials science, and biology. In his spare time, he enjoys escaping from his computer screen to visit art galleries and to travel around Asia, where he has lived since 2012.