Andrew Hunt is running for Governor because he believes that the time has come for a better path forward for Georgia – one based on personal freedom and responsibility. Andrew was born in Georgia and has spent his life working to bring people together in order to solve complex problems through innovation and entrepreneurship.
As founder and former CEO of a leading nanotechnology company, Andrew Hunt knows the importance of a highly educated work force. He started nGimat as a “one man operation” and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer for twenty years. He developed commercial relationships with industry-leading companies as well as research partnerships with key government agencies. As a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology, he has proudly represented Georgia in numerous national and international forums where leaders from around the world collaborate to solve the most complex challenges on the planet. Andrew is the published author of four book chapters and more than fifty scientific papers. He is also an inventor, with more than fifty patents proposed, pending, or issued.
Andrew received a B.S. in Geology from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the SAIC award for best Ph.D. paper at Georgia Tech, which was based on his doctoral thesis on Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition. Andrew was selected for the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and the German-US joint meeting. He has served on a board at the National Academies, on Georgia Tech’s External Advisory Board as Chairman for the School of Materials Science and Engineering and the College of Engineering, and as Trustee of the Alumni Association.
Andrew’s parents founded the first Montessori school in Georgia where the love of learning and independence was instilled in children. He is determined to further this vision for excellence in education.
Andrew is passionate about reducing unemployment; attracting new high-tech job opportunities to Georgia; and standing up for freedom, equality, free enterprise and truth.
Dr. Andrew Hunt lives in Atlanta with his wife and their two young children.