Research Guides



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.

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Selected Publications

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]

Correlated defect nano-regions in a metal-organic framework
Nature Communications 5, 4176 (2014) [link]

Crystallography with powders
Nature Materials 13, 760-762 (2014) [link]

Biographical Summary

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.

Professor Andrew Goodwin

Professor of Materials Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QR

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 272 137
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 272 690

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