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Dr Andrew Spowage

Dr Andrew Spowage

Reader in Engineering & Materials Education
Reader in Engineering Materials & Education
Director Industrial Engagement (QMES)
Deputy Director Industrial Engagement (SEMS for QMES)
Director Accreditation & Quality (QMES)
IoM3 Point of Contact (SEMS/QMES)
SEMS Academic Standards Committee (QMES)

+60 122997420
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 and how to integrated professional practice into engineering programmes.
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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
Oversight 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 Senior Lecturer (Associate Prof) 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 Scientist for Lockheed Martin and the MOD in the UK, Lecturer at the Open University and UNISIM, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at The University of Surrey and External Examiner at Robert Gordon University.

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 and his roles include Oversight committee for OTC Asia, General Committee Member for NACE FMS, Course Accreditation and CEng Assessor for IOM3 and a member of the Education, Corrosion and Welding committees for the Institute of Materials Malaysia.