Prof Andrew Sherry - personal details
Andrew Sherry is Chief Scientist at the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory and Professor of Materials Performance at The University of Manchester. He was awarded his BSc and PhD in Metallurgy from The University of Manchester. He joined the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in 1987, working in the Engineering Metallurgy Group at Risley. He continued to work at Risley through the formation of AEA Technology and Serco Assurance where he led research in materials ageing, structural integrity. In 2002 he was awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship to undertake research on residual stress effects on fracture at Manchester. He became Director of the Materials Performance Centre at Manchester in 2004 and, in 2009, was appointed Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute which was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2011 and the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining Gold Medal in 2014.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Chartered Engineer. Andrew is a member of both the UK Nuclear Industry Council and the Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board. He provides independent advice on strategic and technical aspects of nuclear power to both national and international bodies.
Andrew leads research at Manchester on the mechanistic understanding and predictive modelling of materials performance in nuclear applications.