He joined the Department of Chemistry in 2002 as Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2008, and was promoted to Professor in 2013. He is a specialist in solid state nuclear magnetic resonance, especially as applied to proteins. His most heavily cited article, Andrew East. Bennett1, Rienstra1, Michèle Auger1, K. V. Lakshmi1 and Robert G. Griffin1 "Heteronuclear decoupling in rotating solids" J. Chemistry\r\nPhysical
103, 6951 (1995). Has been cited 1754 ties according to Google Scholar Thirty-six of his papers have been cited 36 times or more.