Andrew is the Programme Leader for the MEng/BEng(Hons) Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering programme, and the Chair of the Department of Engineering Industrial Advisory Group. Andrew joined Glasgow Caledonian University 12 years ago, starting with short-term research contracts then promoted to Lecturer in August 2007. In addition to his short-term contracts in research into coal handling for entrained flow gasifiers, and particulate solids handling education materials, Andrew has undertaken consultancy projects in the United Kingdom (UK), and delivered short courses in the USA, Sweden and the UK. He has also presented at international academic conferences in the UK, Australia, Norway and Spain. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the IMechE and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. He completed his PhD on the subject of impact forces in pneumatic conveying systems in 2015 and has published more than 20 research articles, on a range of topics including the characterisation of particulate solids materials, but predominantly in his main research area of pneumatic conveying systems. His current research interests involves the measurement and modelling of small particle impact forces and contact times with a view to applying this information to the solution of vibration or wear and degradation problems in pneumatic conveying systems.