Dr Andy Curley

About

I am a Chartered Engineer (IET) and Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology. I am a member of the South West London branch of the IMechE membership representative at Kingston University. I am the IET membership representative at Kingston University. In addition, I am currently an external at South Wales University in Wales, and have been an external examiner at University of Huddersfield, London Metropolitan University and Farnborough College of Technology.

I was personal tutor lead for the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments at Kingston University. My role as personal tutor lead course included implementation of the Personal Tutor Scheme (PTS) within the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments.

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Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Electrical Engineering (Imperial College - London)
  • Masters in Digital Electronics (Kings College - London)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • BSc Degree in Electronics (Kent University)
  • Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI)
  • Diploma of the Imperial College (DIC)

Teaching and learning

I have Strong interest in aircraft systems and futuristic aircraft and modelling of Mars Rovers vehicles. its modelling approach extends to biomechanics, which was the case in the successfully completed supervision of a Master by Research student (Director of Studies), "Design of a Mars Rover Mobility Systems" Journal of the British Interplanetary Society", Volume 65 No. 2/3 February / March 2012.

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

I have research interests in Aircraft Systems, Mars Rovers and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of materials for space applications and control electronics in the Engineering School. I have supervised four postgraduate research students in the areas of planetary mobility systems, electric propulsion and network communications. These students have been funded by my Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) grants, which enable companies to develop new products. I was lead academic for two KTP programmes in the areas of airport services.  My main teaching areas are in aircraft electrical systems, aircraft communications, digital signal processing and microelectronics. 

I have been an external examiner for Electrical / Electronics programmers at Farnborough College, London Metropolitan and I am currently an external examiner at South Wales University. Also, I have been an external examiner for doctorate viva's at South Glamorgan University, Wrexham University, Leeds University and Huddersfield University

Publications

Number of items: 14.

Article

Trunins, Jevgenijs, Curley, Andrew and Osborne, Barnaby (2012) Design of the Mars rover mobility system. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65(02/03), pp. 87-97. ISSN (print) 0007-084X

Duddempudi, Deepthi, Yao, Yufeng, Edmondson, David, Yao, Jun and Curley, Andy (2007) Computational study of flow over generic fan-wing airfoil. Aircraft Engineering & Aerospace Technology, 79(3), pp. 238-244. ISSN (print) 1748-8842

Ordys, A., Karwatzki, J. and Curley, A. (2006) Test results for predictive control algorithms. WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control, 1(2), pp. 121-128. ISSN (print) 1991-8763

Curley, AJ, Hadavinia, H, Kinloch, AJ and Taylor, AC (2000) Predicting the service-life of adhesively-bonded joints. International Journal of Fracture, 103(1), pp. 41-69. ISSN (print) 0376-9429

Giaccone, P.R., Jones, G.A., Minelly, S. and Curley, A. (1999) Motion-compensated multichannel noise reduction of color film sequences. The Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI), 8(3), pp. 246-254. ISSN (print) 1017-9909

Giaccone, PR, Jones, GA, Minelly, S and Curley, AJ (1999) Motion-compensated multichannel noise reduction of colour film sequences. Journal of Electronic Imaging, 8(3), pp. 246-254. ISSN (online) 1017-9909

Curley, AJ, Williams, KJ, Le, T and Patel, H (1999) The cyclic fatigue behaviour of ball grid arrays. Microelectronics International, 16(3), pp. 43-45. ISSN (online) 1356-5362

Curley, AJ, Jethwa, JK, Kinloch, AJ and Taylor, AC (1998) The fatigue and durability behaviour of automotive adhesives part III: predicting the service life. Journal of Adhesion, 66(1-4), pp. 39-59. ISSN (print) 0021-8464

Book Section

Godwin, Adrian, Ordys, A., Francik, Jaroslaw, Curley, Andrew, Smolenski, Piotr and Burley, Richard (2010) A multidisciplinary knowledge transfer partnership in development of lift simulator. In: Howlett, Robert James, (ed.) Innovation through knowledge transfer. Berlin, Germany : Springer. pp. 115-123. (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 5(5)) ISSN (print) 2190-3018 ISBN 9783642145933

Conference or Workshop Item

Zia, M.T, Curley, A., Duran, O. and Razmkhah, O. (2011) Application of LabView and cRIO for high precision positioning of Mars Rover using DC motors. In: 2nd International Conference on Space Technology (ICST 2011); 15-17 Sep 2011, Athens, Greece. (Unpublished)

Ordys, Andrew, Burley, Richard, Curley, Andrew, Francik, Jaroslaw, Godwin, Adrian and Smolenski, Piotr (2009) A multidisciplinary knowledge transfer partnership in development of lift simulator. In: Innovation through knowledge transfer 2009: research with impact; 02 Dec 2009, East Molesey, U.K..

Ordys, A., Karwatzki, J. and Curley, A (2006) Practical aspects of predictive control algorithms. In: 5th WSEAS International Conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering (ICOSSE 2006); 16-18 Dec 2006, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. (Proceedings of the 5th WSEAS Int. Conf. on System Science and Simulation in Engineering) ISSN (print) 1790-5117 ISBN 9608457572

Welch, C.S. and Curley, A. (2005) Learning contracts for space industry staff development. In: 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST 2005); 9-11 Jun2005, Istanbul, Turkey. (Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, 2005. RAST 2005.) ISBN 0780389778

Minelly, S., Curley, A., Giaccone, P.R. and Jones, G.A. (1998) Multi-channel adaptive signal processing of colour cinematographic imagery. In: Noblesse Workshop on Non-Linear Model Based Image Analysis; 1-3 Jul 1998, Glasgow, U.K.. (Proceedings of NMBIA) ISBN 9783540762584

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

I am a member and Chartered Engineer  with the Institute Engineering Technology. I am a member of the South West London branch of the Institute Mechanical Engineers membership representative at Kingston University. Also, I am the Institute Engineering Technology membership representative at Kingston University.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Five years industrial experience - Lucas Aerospace
  • Principle project engineer - Aircraft power systems - Lucas Aerospace
  • Doctorate in Electrical Engineering (Imperial College - London)
  • Masters in Digital Electronics (Kings College - London)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • BSc Degree in Electronics (Kent University)
  • Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI)
  • Diploma of the Imperial College (DIC)

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Chartered Engineer (IET)

Leadership and management

As a personal tutor lead I was able to focus on students that were not performing well on level 4 modules and encourage them to make an appointment with their respective personal tutor. I also explained the expected outcomes of personal tutor meetings and how they can improve the student experience.