Prof. Andrew R. Barron, FRSC, PhD, DIC

Title: Sêr Cymru Chair of Low Carbon Energy and Environment
Company: Energy Safety Research Institute
Location:  Swansea, United Kingdom


  • Aluminum Research Board (President, 1991-1997)
  • American Chemical Society
  • Associate Royal College of Science (ARCS), Imperial College of Science and Technology, United Kingdom (1983)
  • Cambridge Fire Department, “Hazardous Metals,” “Acids and Corrosives” and “Pyrophorics” (scientific advisor, lecturer, 1990-1995)
  • Cambridge School Committee (mayoral selectee, 1990-1992)
  • C-Bond Systems (chief technology officer, 2017-present)
  • Celtic Alliance for Nanohealth (advisor, 2012)
  • Gallia Inc. (chairman, scientific advisory board, 1992-1997)
  • FXI, Inc. (Founder, 2020)
  • Houston Fire Department (scientific advisor, lecturer, 1995-2015)
  • Houston Police Department Bomb Squad (scientific advisor, lecturer, 2006-2015)
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (advisory board) (appointed member)
  • MiDAS Green Innovations, Ltd (director, 2019-present)
  • NatCore Technology, Inc. (founder, scientific advisory board, 2004-present)
  • Network for Energy Technology (chair, 2020-Present)
  • Oxane Materials, Inc. (founder, board member, 2002-2014)
  • Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (co-founder)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Scientific Fellowship Program (FAS), Republic of Ireland (scientific advisory board, 2008-2009)
  • Smithsonian Institution and National Academy of Science, National Science Resource Center (advisory board, science developer)
  • Texas/UK Collaborative (co-founder, 2000)
  • Trimtabs Ltd. (board member, 2019-present)
  • United Kingdom Carbon Capture and Research Centre (UKCCSRC)
  • Vilnius University, Lithuania (special advisor to the President, 2017–Present)
  • VLS-Decarbonisation Partners (co-founder, 2019)
  • Windsor Energy Group
  • Worldwide Eco-Corporation (technical advisor, 2019 – present)
  • Zhu Zhou International Research Institute China (ZIRIC) (board of directors, 2011-2012)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Recipient, Star of Asia International Award, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (2019)
  • Recipient, Erasmus+ Vilnius University Award (2016)
  • Recipient, Applied Inorganic Chemistry Award, Royal Society of Chemistry (2013)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (2011-2012)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award in Nanotechnology (2011)
  • Recipient, World Technology Award for Materials (2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (2009-2010, 1999-2000)
  • Appointed, Prince of Wales Visiting Innovator (2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2008, 1999)
  • Recipient, Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research, Welch Foundation (2002)
  • Recipient, Houston Police Bomb Squad Challenge Medal, Presented by Houston Police Department and International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) (2001)
  • Recipient, Hümboldt Senior Scientist Research Award (1997)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (1995)
  • Recipient, Corday Morgan Medal and Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry (1995)
  • Alcoa Earthwatch Fellowship (1992-1994)
  • Recipient, Meldola Medal and Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry (1991)
  • Du Pont Young Faculty Fellow (1987)
  • Recipient, HVA Briscoe Prize (1983)

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