About me

A mini life history

I am a professional tutor with over ten years teaching and tutoring experience. In 2005 I graduated from Leeds University with a BSc Physics, having achieved the second highest mark in the year. I received a PGCE (post graduate certificate in education) from Nottingham University in 2007. After which I completed three  years at the Brunts School in Mansfield, with particular success teaching GCSE and A-level. In 2011 I started tutoring part time while studying for a Masters in Nanoscience from the School of Chemistry at Nottingham University. I graduated in 2012 having achieved the highest mark in the history of the course (79.3%).

Between 2012 and 2017 I was working on my PhD in Chemical Physics, the highest possible degree. My PhD used X-ray based techniques to analyse molecules and nanostructures on surfaces. The primary goal was to investigate charge transfer between these nanostructures and various surfaces. Charge transfer is very important for solar cells and organic LEDs and this research leads to fundamental understanding of the physics behind these technologies. Part of this work used synchrotrons, which is an X-ray producing particle accelerator, at MAX-Lab IV in Lund, Sweden and Soleil in Paris. I hope that this research will lead to developing new technologies for light flexible displays and lower cost generation of solar power.

Now that I have finished my PhD, tutoring is my full time job, which I relish. Outside of work I enjoy freemasonry, running, painting, hiking, and travelling. However, with the arrival of our first child in November 2017 I have much less time for personal pursuits.

A view into my life through photos.

My pets and some of my paintings

Dr Andrew Gibson BSc PGCE QTS MSc PhD 

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