Prof. David L. Andrews
Professor Emeritus
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Track Chair | Editor | Author | Instructor | Special Event Speaker
Area of Expertise:
quantum electrodynamics , nonlinear optics , molecular energy transfer , light harvesting , optical forces , optical vortices
Profile Summary

David Andrews leads nanophotonics and quantum electrodynamics research at UEA, where he has a Chair. The interests of his group include quantum and nonlinear optics, fundamental photonics, molecular fluorescence and energy transport, optical manipulation and switching, and optical vortices. He has over 400 research papers and 20 books to his name, including a widely adopted textbook on Lasers in Chemistry and, as co-editor and contributor, a volume entitled The Angular Momentum of Light. David was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1988, and of the Institute of Physics in 1999, SPIE in 2005, and OSA in 2015. David has instigated and steered several conferences that are now well established, international meetings, including an annual Complex Light and Optical Forces conference in the States, and the biennial Nanophotonics conference in Europe, both now the largest of their kind. He has held two terms of office as Chair of the Molecular Spectroscopy Group, and he is the 2021 President of SPIE. David enjoys frequent travels, and many other interests including painting and the graphic arts: in addition to landscapes he has produced cover art for several of his books and journal covers.
Publications (104)

Proceedings Article | 4 October 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12647, 126470B (2023)
KEYWORDS: Optical vortices, Angular momentum, Spiral phase plates, Polarization, Photons, Molecules, Electromagnetism, Quantum spin

Proceedings Article | 15 March 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12436, 124360D (2023)
KEYWORDS: Polarization, Optical vortices, Spiral phase plates, Quantum processes, Molecular interactions, Quantum amplitude, Molecules, Wavefronts, Chiral materials, Singular optics, Angular momentum, Structured light

Proceedings Article | 5 March 2021 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 11701, 1170102 (2021)

Proceedings Article | 5 March 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11701, 117010Y (2021)
KEYWORDS: Plasmonics, Optical vortices, Nanostructures, Optical simulations, Nonlinear optics, Nanoparticles, Metals, Luminescence, Dielectrics, Dielectric polarization

Proceedings Article | 20 August 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11463, 114631R (2020)
KEYWORDS: Molecular quantum electrodynamics, Molecules, Liquids, Polarizability, Optical binding, Fluid dynamics, Polarization, Photons, Optical tweezers, Electromagnetism

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Proceedings Volume Editor (35)

SPIE Conference Volume | 26 March 2024

SPIE Conference Volume | 17 April 2023

SPIE Conference Volume | 7 June 2022

SPIE Conference Volume | 27 March 2022

SPIE Conference Volume | 12 April 2021

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Conference Committee Involvement (83)
Complex Light and Optical Forces XIX
25 January 2025 | San Francisco, United States
Nanophotonics X
7 April 2024 | Strasbourg, France
Complex Light and Optical Forces XVIII
29 January 2024 | San Francisco, California, United States
Complex Light and Optical Forces XVII
30 January 2023 | San Francisco, California, United States
Nanophotonics IX
3 April 2022 | Strasbourg, France
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Course Instructor
WS506: International Workshop on Nanotechnology of Polymeric Smart Material
This workshop will address polymer-based materials research for smart skin applications including dendrimers for smart materials applications, nanoscale tailoring of electro-optic materials, pi electron organic materials, polymeric nanophotonics and nanoelectronics, carbon nanotubes, and polymeric nanocomposites.
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