Ph.D. Candidate
QMI 186
Biography

Andrew is originally from Ottawa, Ontario where he completed his B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.  His master’s thesis, entitled “Measurement and Analysis of Flow in 3D preforms for Aerospace Composites”, focused on experimental processes and analytical solutions for resin transfer moulding of near-net-shape non-crimp fabrics.

He joined the University of British Columbia in late 2012 and currently focuses his research on wrinkling and waviness defects occurring during processing of aerospace grade unidirectional prepregs.

Education
University of Ottawa, 2012, M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Ottawa, 2010, B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Graduated Cum Laude
Awards and Honours
Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award (2012 – 2016)
Winner of ‘Prizes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition’ (2012)
Admission scholarship (2010 – 2012)
Graduated Cum Laude (2010)
Research Interests

  • Misalignment defects, wrinkling and waviness, during processing of high performance carbon fibre reinforced polymers.
  • Image analysis and automated techniques for creating and working with large data sets with high statistical power.
  • Modelling of liquid transfer moulding processes specifically fluid transport through porous media.
  • Additive manufacturing