Principal Research Fellow Composites Manufacturing, Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre
After studying Materials Science at Nottingham University, Andy has 28 years’ experience developing advanced composite structures and enabling manufacturing technology. Initially he joined British Aerospace, for the development of ailerons for the Airbus A320; the first UK designed commercial aircraft carbon fibre structures.
At Courtaulds Structural Composites, he was responsible for new applications development for a resin transfer moulding manufacturing facility; including X ray machine components, radar equipment and aircraft interiors. He joined Cranfield in 1991 to lead the Airbus UK composite wing research project AMCAPS which developed novel materials and process technology for large carbon fibre wing manufacture; now certified and flying on the Airbus A380. Since then he has worked on applications research projects with many UK design and manufacturing companies.