Andrew Barron

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Rice University
Location: Swansea, England

Prof. Andrew R. Barron, Professor Emeritus at Rice University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nanotech engineering.


Recognized for more than three decades of invaluable contributions to the field of nanotechnology, chemistry and entrepreneurship, Prof. Barron was bestowed with the distinguished title of a professor emeritus of material science and nanoengineering at Rice University in 2019. Likewise, he is the founder and director of the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University, for which he is also the Sêr Cymru Chair of Low Carbon Energy and Environment at the College of Engineering. Well regarded for his exemplary leadership qualities, which he displayed during his tenure as the Charles W. Duncan Welch Chairperson of Chemistry and the director of the National Corrosion Center at Rice University, Prof. Barron previously served as the associate dean of industry interactions and technology transfer at the aforementioned university, and as a professor of chemistry at Harvard University.


Dedicating much of his career path toward his research interest in the application of nanoparticles, particularly in how they can be leveraged to overcome the laws of thermodynamics and create solid state structures, Prof. Barron holds over 40 industrial patents, and has written well over 400 papers and articles to various scholarly journals, as well as six books. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Materials & Research, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing and Main Group Chemistry, among others. To commemorate his accomplishments, Prof. Barron has received innumerable accolades, including the Star of Asia Award from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, an Applied Inorganic Chemistry Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Lifetime Achievement Award in Nanotechnology and a Hümboldt Senior Scientist Research Award, to name only a few.

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