Professor Andrew Flewitt is Reader in Electronic Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. After completing his BSc in physics at the University of Birmingham, Andrew received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1998, investigating the growth of hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin films using scanning tunnelling microscopy. He stayed in Cambridge to become a Research Associate studying the low-temperature growth of silicon-based materials in the Department of Engineering. He was given a Lectureship within the Department in 2002, and in 2009 he was appointed Reader in Electronic Engineering. His current research interests include zinc oxide thin film transistors and silicon nanowires-polymer composite semiconductor materials. Of particular interest is the integration of silicon with plastics in devices and biological sensing devices based on surface acoustic wave devices and dielectric spectroscopy.