Andre is an Emeritus Professor of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Previously, he was a Professor of Physics and the Head of the Department of Physics at the EPFL. Andre has been active in nano-science research since the 1970s. He also was researcher in the Solid State Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) and a Co-Investigator for lunar materials in the NASA Apollo project. He spent a year as a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Physics of the University of California Berkeley. More recently, Andre served as a Deputy in the parliament of the Canton of Vaud for ten years and participated to the redaction of a new constitution.
Andre obtained his Master in Science in Physics and his Ph.D. in Physics from the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland). He did a Postdoctoral fellowship at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories (USA).