Andrew’s research is focused on the integration of smart materials, particularly those exhibiting shape memory, into electro-mechanical systems for a range of medical and industrial applications. He received his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2014, on Nitinol cymbal transducers for tuneable ultrasonic devices. He then undertook postdoctoral research into new ultrasonic exploration technology for high pressure and temperature environments and investigated the influence of ultrasonics on different sub-sea geological materials. In 2016, he joined the Department of Physics, University of Warwick, where he was Research Fellow in the Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics until 2020. His research during this period focused on new high frequency flexural ultrasonic transducers for operation in a range of liquid and gas measurement environments towards 200 bar and 500°C.
Andrew was appointed as a Lecturer in May 2020. His current research interests are multi-functional ultrasonic and electro-mechanical systems, shape memory materials, encompassing both experimental characterisation and finite element modelling, exploration technologies for sub-sea and hostile environments, and piezoelectric materials and devices. He is also a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.