Professor Andrew Garrard
Multidisciplinary Engineering Education
Head of Multidisciplinary Engineering Education
Departmental Director of Learning and Teaching
Senior University Teacher
+44 114 222 0528
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Multidisciplinary Engineering Education
32 Leavygreave Road
My technical specialisms are in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy engineering and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). I am a graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, where he also conducted my PhD research into regenerative fuel cell systems for energy storage. After a series of post-doctoral positions, including at the Health and Safety Executive modelling fluid flow and a research fellow at the University of Leeds simulating explosive shock dynamics, in 2008 I took up a lectureship at Sheffield Hallam University. In 2009, I was promoted to senior lecturer and was responsible for leading the thermofluids teaching group. In 2013, I won the Sheffield Hallam Inspirational Teacher Award.
I rejoined the University of Sheffield as part of Multidisciplinary Engineering Education in 2015, helping to set up the new department. I am responsible for designing and delivering the teaching in the Fluids Engineering laboratory in the Diamond, supporting students on programmes including mechanical, civil, aerospace and general engineering. While in post, I have taken on the positions of Departmental Director of Learning and Teaching followed by Deputy Head of Department. I sit on the Department’s Executive and ED&I Committee and is part of the University's Digital Strategic Advisory Group.
- Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member IMechE
- Chartered Engineer
- Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2021 (HEA)
- Build it and they will come : maintaining students access to fabrication and testing during a pandemic. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 21(16), 47-50. View this article in WRRO
- Large-scale, multidisciplinary laboratory teaching of fluid mechanics. Fluids, 5(4). View this article in WRRO
- Remote practicals in the time of coronavirus, a multidisciplinary approach. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 030641902095810-030641902095810.
- Pedagogical and cost advantages of a multidisciplinary approach to delivering practical teaching, The Interdisciplinary Future of Engineering Education (pp. 33-48). Routledge
Conference proceedings papers
- BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME: MAINTAINING STUDENTS ACCESS TO FABRICATION AND TESTING DURING A PANDEMIC. Proceedings - SEFI 49th Annual Conference: Blended Learning in Engineering Education: Challenging, Enlightening - and Lasting? (pp 1382-1386)
- View this article in WRRO A Teaching Sandwich Approach to Integrating Classroom and Practical Teaching. 5 TH Annual Symposium of the United Kingdom & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network: “Time for Change” Symposium Proceedings (pp 87-90). London, UK, 23 November 2017 - 24 November 2017.
- Numerical Model of a Single Phase, Regenerative Fuel Cell. 2nd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, 14 June 2004 - 16 June 2004.
- Streaming Birefringence - A Step Forward. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 13-14 (pp 23-28)
- Teaching interests
I am interested in two aspects of teaching: Practical Engineering Education and teaching at scale. The teaching that occurs in the department of Multidisciplinary Engineering Education is on the nexus of these two interests.
- Teaching activities
Practical, lab based teaching for the following cohorts of students:
- 1st and 2nd year Mechanical Engineering
- 1st and 2nd year Aerospace Engineering
- 1st and 2nd year General Engineering
- 1st, 2nd and 4th year Civil Engineering
- 1st year Chemical Engineering
- And students at the AMRC training centre
CFD teaching for the following cohorts of students:
- 2nd year Mechanical Engineering
- 2nd year Aerospace Engineering
- 2nd year General Engineering