Andrew Weems undertook his PhD at Texas A&M University in the Biomedical Engineering Department, focused primarily with shape memory polyurethanes (SMPs) degradation. This work involved determining the pathway to material break down for vascular occlusion medical devices. Funded through a Whittaker scholarship, Andrew undertook a postdoc in the Dove to synthesize biodegradable SMP formulations for biomedical applications. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ohio in 2019.