Andrew Garrard is and engineering modeller with 6 years post graduate experience in various applications of numerical methods. He is currently holds a lectureship in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics within the Mechanical Engineering subject group at Sheffield Hallam Univeristy. In this post, he is gaining experiecne of and undertaing training in the principles of good teaching practice. He is developing and experimenting with novel techniques for the teaching of engineering at undergradute and postgradute level.

Andrew has a stong background in academic research with his main focus of interest within the field of numerically modelling fluid flow using a range of techniques from self written code to commercially available computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. After completing his doctorate in developing novel techniques for numerically modelling regenerative fuel cells, he began employment at the Health and Safety Laboratories (HSL) in Buxton. Here he became involved with simulation work including flows around computational thermal manikins (CTMs), under-expanded hydrogen jet release, smoke ingress into offshore temporary refuges, styrene distribution in GRP boat manufacture, multiphase particle evaporation and multizone probabilistic modelling of indoor air flow. Andrew's first postdoc position was working within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield using Fluent CFD to predict operational efficiencies of a novel, self-cooled electric motor. He ubsequelntly held a research fellowsip in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds to develop numerical models to investigate novel techniques to model reactive and compressible flows, specifically the characterisation of detonation.

Andrew has a first class masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield and is an associate member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) working toward chartership. He is currently undertaking postgraduate training in learning and teaching for higher educations with an aim of becoming a fellow of the Higher Education Academy