Research Guides

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Professor Andrew Goodwin

Order, Disorder, Flexibility, Function

We develop and study a range of functional materials. Our principal aim is to understand and exploit the ways in which structural disorder and flexibility can give rise to a variety of unusual physical properties of both scientific and commercial importance.

Please visit our Research Group Website for further information, including details regarding the 2021/22 Part II year.

Adaptive response of a metal–organic framework through reversible disorder–disorder transitions
Nature Chemistry (2021) [link]

Non-equilibrium metal oxides via reconversion chemistry in lithium-ion batteries
Nature Communications (2021) [link]

Revisiting metal fluorides as lithium-ion battery cathodes
Nature Materials (2021) [link]

Designing disorder into crystalline materials
Nature Reviews Chemistry 4, 657 (2020) [link]

Hidden diversity of vacancy networks in Prussian blue analogues
Nature 578, 256 (2020) [link]

Opportunities and challenges in understanding complex materials
Nature Communications 10, 4461 (2019) [link]

Recipes for improper ferroelectricity in molecular perovskites
Nature Communications 9, 2380 (2018) [link]

Encoding complexity within supramolecular analogues of frustrated magnets
Nature Chemistry 8, 442 (2016) [link]

Design of crystal-like aperiodic solids with selective disorder–phonon coupling
Nature Communications 7, 10445 (2016) [link]

Hidden order in spin-liquid Gd3Ga5O12
Science 350, 179-181 (2015) [link]

The crystallography of correlated disorder
Nature 521, 303-309 (2015) [link]

BSc 2002, University of Sydney (Chemistry and Pure Mathematics). PhD 2004, University of Sydney (Inorganic Chemistry). PhD 2006, University of Cambridge (Mineral Physics). External Research Scholar, Trinity College Cambridge, 2002-2006. Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College Cambridge, 2004-2009. Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, 2007. EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow, 2008-2014. Associate Professor (University Lecturer), Dept of Chemistry, University of Oxford 2009-14. Fellow and Tutor, St Anne's College Oxford, 2009-2018. College Lecturer, Oriel College Oxford, 2009-2018. Professor of Materials Chemistry, University of Oxford, since 2014. University Research Professor, University of Oxford, since 2018.