Andrew (Ricky) Metaxas took his PhD (London) in 1968 and following a postdoctoral on fusion research he joined the ECRC (now C-Tech) researching the use of RF and microwave in industry. In 1982 he joined the Cambridge University Engineering Department, where he founded the Electricity Utilisation Group.
He co-authored Industrial Microwave Heating and authored Foundations of Electroheat: A Unified Approach, spanning topics from ohmic heating to laser welding. He was a founder member of AMPERE, President from 1995 to 2005 and from 2002 Director of AC Metaxas and Associates.
He has in his name the Ricky Metaxas Pioneer Award which was established at the 1GCMEA in Japan and was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed on him at the 2GCMEA held under the auspices of the Materials Research Society, USA. He is a Fellow of IET and IMPI, Honorary President of AMPERE and Life Fellow at St John’s College, Cambridge UK.