Dr. Andy Francis

Weathering and Corrosion Projects Manager

Q-Lab Corporation


Role in plastic industry: Technical marketing for Q-Lab Corporation, an equipment and services provider for accelerated weathering testing of plastics and a wide range of other materials.

Dr. Andy Francis is Weathering and Corrosion Projects Manager at Q-Lab. Andy joined Q-Lab in 2015 and has a dual focus on new product development across all of Q-Lab’s product lines as well as external communication with Q-Lab’s representatives, customers, and the scientific community.

Andy has over 10 years of experience in R&D for new products and applications in diverse fields including weathering and corrosion, synthetic graphite, commercial lighting, polymers, steel, and thin film coatings. Prior to joining Q-Lab, Andy worked for General Electric and as a Senior Research Scientist at GrafTech International.

Andy received both his BS and Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.