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Preceded by  John Sexton
Name  Andrew Hamilton
Preceded by  John Hood
Role  Academic

Preceded by  Susan Hockfield
Succeeded by  Peter Salovey
Spouse(s)  Jennifer
Succeeding  John Sexton
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Full Name  Andrew David Hamilton
Born  3 November 1952 (age 63) (1952-11-03)
Children  Alastair, Claire and Malcolm
Residence  Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States
Education  University of Cambridge, University of Exeter

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Andrew David Hamilton (born 3 November 1952) is a British chemist and academic who is the 16th and current President of New York University. From 2009 to 2015, he served as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Before leading Oxford, he was Provost of Yale University from 2004 to 2008.


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Early life

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Andrew Hamilton was a pupil at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford. He studied chemistry at the University of Exeter, graduating with a first class Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. After studying for a master's degree at the University of British Columbia, he received his PhD degree from St John's College, Cambridge in 1980 with a thesis titled "Models for oxygen-binding hemoproteins" under the supervision of Alan R. Battersby and then spent a post-doctoral period at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. He received honorary doctorates from the University of Surrey, Tsinghua University, and the University of Exeter, among others.


In 1981, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University then in 1988 as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1997 he moved to Yale as Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Hamilton's research has spanned porphyrin, supramolecular, medicinal, bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology. His laboratory is most noted for the design of barbiturate hosts, farnesyl tranferase inhibitors, protein surface binders, and helix mimetics. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

He also served as Provost of Yale University from October 2004 to October 2008 after his predecessor, Susan Hockfield, was appointed the 16th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He had previously served as Deputy Provost for Science and Technology for one year under Hockfield, and as chairman of the department of chemistry at Yale.

On 3 June 2008, Oxford University announced Hamilton's nomination for the post of Vice-Chancellor. On 16 June, it was confirmed that he would succeed John Hood and assume the post for a period of seven years on 1 October 2009. He is an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College and Kellogg College at Oxford.

President of New York University

On 18 March 2015, New York University announced Hamilton's appointment to begin as the 16th President of the university. His duties began in January 2016.

Personal life

Hamilton lives in Greenwich Village with his wife Jennifer. He has three children, Alastair, Claire, and Malcolm.


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