CV of Dr Andrew Ross
2003 to 2007
I completed a masters degree in Chemistry with a year in industry (at Reckitt Benkiser in Hull) at the University of Sheffield
2007 to 2011
I completed a PhD with Prof. Richard Jackson in the field of organic chemistry. The title of PhD thesis was "Advances in the Synthesis of Phenylalanine Derivatives". I have had a number of publications from the work I completed during my PhD, these can be found on the publications page.
I was the secretary for the chemical society (ChemSoc) at Sheffield. I organised a few events such as a bus trip for 40 people to Birmingham for the RSC chemcareers and a careers event in the chemistry department alongside an event for 16-18 year olds called "what chemistry has done for me". I was also responsible for organising meetings of the committee and taking minutes in the meetings.
2009 to 2011
I was nominated to sit on the Sheffield and District local section of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). During this time I organised a schools quiz in 2009 and 2010. I was involved in organising events and searching for funding for chemistry week 2009. I designed a lecture in collaboration with a colleague about ice cream and it we delivered it for the first time during science week. I was on the working team in 2011 for the preparation of a chemistry at work event for 500 school children. In 2011 I gave the RSC family lecture to an audience of 130 people.
I set the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to prepare 1L of ice cream and I'm in the 2012 book on page 145! For more information see the world record page
December 2010 to September 2011
I worked for Sheffield ChemSchools, the schools outreach side of the chemistry department at Sheffield University, on a part time basis. My role was to run the dedicated schools laboratory. This involved taking bookings, designing advertising, running sessions in the schools laboratory, going out to primary and secondary schools to give workshops and lectures.
January 2011 to June 2011
September 2011 to May 2012
June 2012 to January 2013
I worked as a self-employed science communicator and education consultant working with Explorer Dome in Bristol and the surroundings area.
I joined the Bristol and local section of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) as younger member representative and the British Interactive Group (BIG)
I joined the Bristol and Bath local section of the British Science Association.
January 2013 to present
August 2013 to present
I was joint founder and I am the marketing director of Zenith Education a private tuition company for people in Bath and Warminster in the UK.