Dr Andy Spowage

Dr Andy Spowage

Reader in Engineering and Materials Education
Industrial Engagement Committee Member
Professional Bodies Liaison Committee Member
IoM3 Point of Contact
Technician Commitment Steering Group Member
Academic Standards Committee Member
Deputy Chair Appeal
Director of Accreditation and Quality (ex)

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Expertise: Scholarship focuses on professional practice and partnerships in higher education, especially in a transnational educational environment. He has held a range of leadership positions in various sectors including; aerospace, manufacturing, defence, oil and gas as well as working with top universities around the world. An extensive applied research and innovation track record both in academia and industry affords credibility in both contexts.
Research Centre:
Affiliations: Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM)
Fellow of Institute of Materials Malaysia (FIMM)
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Member of TMS and ASM
Programme Committee Member of OTC Asia
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)

Brief Biography

Andrew has had a diverse career spanning both leading academic institutions as well as senior roles in a wide range of industrial sectors. He currently holds the position of Reader within the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. His main teaching and administrative responsibilities focus on the schools programmes in Xi'an, China.

Before joining QMUL Andrew led the Materials, Metallurgy, Corrosion, Integrity and Failure Investigation teams for Wood plc across Asia. Wood is one of the largest engineering service companies in the world and an integral part of the energy sector. Prior to joining Wood Andrew was the Head of the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Engineering, Director of Studies and Associate Professor for the University of Nottingham. During his time with the University Andrew helped build the Universities Malaysian Campus and develop its overseas teaching operations.

Andrew has held a range of other positions such as: A company director, Senior Research Engineering with A-Star in Singapore, Senior Materials Ageing Specialist for Lockheed Martin and the MOD , Lecturer at the Open University and UNISIM, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at The University of Surrey and External Examiner at Robert Gordon and De Montfort Universities.

Andrew's teaching and research interests cover two broad areas: 1) The Performance of Materials 2) Education and Engineering Management. Andrew is an active member of several learned societies.