Dr Andrew Spowage

Dr Andrew Spowage

Reader in Engineering and Materials Education
Director of Industrial Engagement
Director of Accreditation and Quality
PGT Programme Director
IoM3 Point of Contact
SEMS Academic Standards Committee
Deputy Chair Appeal

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Engineering 329, Mile End

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Expertise: My engineering work focuses on the performance of materials, specifically selecting materials for a given application and investigating them when they fail in service. My scholarship portfolio covers university transitions, engineering and project management, how to integrated professional practice into engineering programmes, education and employability and transnational education.
SEMS Research Division:
Affiliations: Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM)
Fellow of Institute of Materials Malaysia (FIMM)
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Professional Member of NACE and General Committee member of FMS
Professional Member of The Metals Society
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. His administrative roles cover quality, teaching excellence, professional practice and industrial engagement.

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: Director of MTIS, 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.