In 1984, while studying at the University of Latvia, Andris began work at the Institute of Solid State Physics, where he developed as a researcher mainly in the areas of photonics, nonlinear optics and quantum chemical calculations. From 1990 to 2010, Andris worked in business and public administration, where he developed IT solutions and managed sophisticated projects and organizations. Since 2009, Andris has returned to science, where he transfers knowledge from business and public administration into science management. His research interests now span many topics, including X-ray absorption spectroscopy with synchrotron applications. In 2014 he received his doctorate in physics. From 2017 to 2021, he developed the innovation development system at the institute including IP management, collaboration with industry and technology transfer. Andris has been the director of the institute since 2021.