Professor, College of Aeronautics and Chair, Dept of Aeronautics Graduate Studies
Department of Graduate Studies
Worldwide College of Aeronautics
Worldwide campus

Office Hours

0800 to 1800 GMT, out of office I frequently check e mails.

Areas of Expertise

Aerodynamics

Reliability in Design

Quality

Research planning



Dr. McAndrew has been working at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide since 2004, first as an adjunct then as an Associate Professor in 2009, tenured in 2013 and since 2016 a Full Professor of Aeronautics. He teaches subjects ranging from math, research, aeronautical science, safety, and physics, at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Previously to Worldwide, Dr. McAndrew worked for 20 years at a University in London, England, where he ran the wind tunnel laboratories. He has extensive experience in research and participates in conferences and journals. Dr. McAndrew also provides Ph.D. supervision and examination and was a committee member of one of ERAU's first Ph.D. in Aviation. Additionally, he has authored books and is currently writing two more.

Dr. McAndrew has taught all over the world -- from England to Iceland, Afghanistan to the Azores, and also Singapore. In his time at Worldwide, he has developed numerous online courses and teaches in class in the European region. He is a Fellow of The Royal Aeronautical Society and several other institutions. His reputation for research has resulted in him being the Editor of several International Journals and frequently is invited to give keynote speeches at conferences all over the world.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Hertfordshire University
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Educational Studies, University of Luton
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Manufacturing: Management and Technology, The Open University
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Mechanical Engineering, The Open University

  • DAV 908: Dissertation Research 8

Journals (Peer Reviewed)


McAndrew, I. R, Navarro, E. & Witcher, K (2017), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATERIALS, MECHATRONICS AND MANUFACTURING, Propeller Design Requirements for Quadcopters Utilizing Variable Pitch Propellers, Volume 6, Number 1.

Tuccio, W., Driscoll, G., Smith, M. & McAndrew, I. R. (2016). Interventionist Applied Conversation Analysis: Collaborative Transcription and Repair Based Learning (CTRBL) in Aviation. Journal of Pragmatics and Society, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2016, pages: 30 –56

Holley, S. & McAndrew, I. (2016), Cognitive Loading, Affect Regulation and Aerodynamic Considerations in Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Systems Refueling Operations, Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology, Volume 3, Issue 4, March, pp.4264-4272, ISSN: 2458-9403 (Online).


McAndrew, I., Kanitz, M., & Carruthers, A. (2016), Maintenance Implications for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Remote Locations, IOSR Journal of Engineering Volume 6, Issue 2, Version 3, p.1-6. ISSN (Online): 2250-3021.


McAndrew, I., (2016), Lift & Drag Reductions on Iced Wings during Take-off and Landing with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), www.ajer.org, Volume 5 - Issue 2, pp. 215-221


McAndrew, K. L. Witcher, & E. Navarro (2016), Glide Effects on Low Speed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Ice Formation, Int. Journal of Information Technology & Mechanical Engineering - IJITME, Vol.2 Issue. 2, February- 2016, pg. 1-13 ISSN: 2349-2865


McAndrew, I., Witcher, K., Navarro, E. (2016). Aerodynamic Effects of Ice and Its Influences on Flight Characteristics of Low Speed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles'. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, 2(1), 1338.


Whealan George, K. A., Brady, T., McAndrew, I., Price, I., & Clair, R. T. (2015). Economic Interrelationships and Impacts of the Aviation/Aerospace Industry in the State of Florida using Input-Output Analysis. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 2(3). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol2/iss3/9


McAndrew, I. R., Witcher, K. & Navarro, E. (2015). UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

MATERIAL SELECTION AND ITS INFLUENCE ON DRAG AT LOW SPEED,

International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering, 2nd World Congress on Unmanned

Systems Engineering, Granada, Spain, 30th -31st July


McAndrew, I. R., Navarro, E., Godsey, O. (2015). Drogue System Reliability Analysis Using Weibull Analysis. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 798, pp. 622-626. Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.798.622

McAndrew, I. R., Witcher, K. & Navarro, E. (2015). Drogue Deflections in Low Speed Unmanned Arial Refuelling. International Journal of Research in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 119-127). ISSN (Online): 2321-3051. http://www.ijrame.com/vol3issue1/V3i114.pdf

Ison, D. C., Weiland, L., McAndrew, I., & Moran, K. (2015). Identification of Air Traffic Management Principles Influential in the Development of an Airport Arrival Delay Prediction Model. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 24(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.15394/jaaer.2015.1618

McAndrew, I. R., Godsey, O., & Navarro, E. (2014). Aerodynamics of Drogue System Refueling of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 1016, pp 349-353). Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1016.349

McAndrew, I, R. & Navarro, E. (2014). Low speed re-fuelling of unmanned aerial vehicles using the Drogue system. European Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2 (1), 1-8.

McAndrew, I. R. & Moran, K. (2013). Aerodynamic Design Considerations for in-flight Refuelling of Unmanned Vehicles. Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 390, pp 43-47). Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.390.43

McAndrew, I. R., & Witcher, K. (2013). Design consideration and requirements for in-flight refuelling of unmanned vehicles. Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering, 2(2), 1-4, doi:10.4172/2168-9792.1000108

Kounis, L. D., O’Sullivan, J. M., & McAndrew, I. R. (2001). Modelling of parametric relationships in jet fans. International Journal of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, 4(1), 34.

Pending Journal


Terwilliger, B., Deters, R., Sanders, B., Kleinke, S., & McAndrew, I. (2016). Evaluating additive layer manufacturing technology for use  in online education [Abstract]. Daytona Beach, FL: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus.


Conferences


McAndrew, I., Navarro, E. and Godsey, O. (2016), Symmetrical Aerofoils and the Influence of Damage or Debris for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 7th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 18th – 21st July, London, England.


McAndrew, I., Clark, P., & Whealan George, K. (2016), ECONOMICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR EMISSIONS WITH LOW-COST CARRIERS USING VARIOUS FUELING STRATEGIES AND OPERATIONS, International Symposium on Sustainable Aviation, 31 May – 3 June, 2016

Istanbul, TURKEY.


McAndrew, I., Balog, C., Glassman, A., Bourdeau, D., Navarro, E. (2016) [Keynote], Unmanned Aerial Systems Operational Challenges When Used Between Regions in Where English is not Widely Spoken or Understood, ICOAE, Moscow, Russia, 18th-20th May.


McAndrew, I., Witcher, K., Navarro, E. (2016). '[Keynote Talk]: Aerodynamic Effects of Ice and Its Influences on Flight Characteristics of Low Speed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles'. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, 2(1), 1334.


Holley, S. & McAndrew, I.  (2015, July).  Cognitive loading and aerodynamic considerations in unmanned aerial vehicle systems refueling operations.      Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Las Vegas, NV.

McAndrew, I. R., Godsey, O., & Navarro, E. (2015). DROUGUE SYSTEM RELIABILITY ANALYSIS USING WEIBULL ANALYSIS. Applied Mechanics and Materials Journal: Proceedings from the 6th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rome, Italy.

McAndrew, I. R., Carruthers, A. & Navarro, E. (2014). Hypersonic Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: a Case for Rapid Deployment of Specialised Cargo. International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering (Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 80-85). ISBN: 978-1-907980-06-0. World Congress on Unmanned Systems Engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 30th July – 1st August

McAndrew, I. R. & Wise, G. P. (2014, June). Crew Resource Management and its possible role in Nursing Risk Management. Risk Management Conference, Wessex Institute, New Forest, Hampshire. (Accepted for presentation and inclusion in proceedings)

McAndrew, I. R., Godsey, O., & Navarro, E. (2014). Low Speed Aerodynamics of Drogue System Refueling of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Applied Mechanics and Materials Journal: Proceedings from the 5th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Madrid, Spain.

Ison, D., McAndrew, I., Weiland, L., & Moran, K. (2013, July). Air traffic management principle based development of an airport arrival delay prediction model. The Second International Conference on Interdisciplinary Science for Innovative Air Traffic Management on Applied Mathematics and Operations Research for ATM. Toulouse, France.

McAndrew, I. R., & Anderson, K. (2013, October). Weekly discussion board questions relationship into grades. The Twenty-first Bollinger/Rosado Teaching and Learning Effectiveness Symposium. Symposium conducted at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Faculty Senate, Daytona Beach, FL, USA.

McAndrew, I. R. & Moran, K. (2013). Aerodynamic Considerations for in-flight Refuelling of Unmanned Vehicles. International Conference of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, July 20-21. Moscow, Russia.

McAndrew, I. R., Little, A., & Moran, K. (2013). Fighters Pilot Helmet Design for 5th Generation Aircraft. International Conference on Manufacturing Research. 19-20th September, Cranfield, UK.

McAndrew, I.R., Sinka, I.R. & Muldoon, W. (2007). Grade Distributions and Targets, 16th Annual Bollinger-Rosado Teaching and Learning Symposium, Dayton Beach, Fl, 16th October, Section D.

McAndrew, I.R., Sinka, I.R. & Wills, M. (2006). Blended Learning in Aviation Education, 14th Annual Bollinger-Rosado Teaching and Learning Symposium, Dayton Beach, FL, 14th November, p 16-36.

Rahman, A. U., McAndrew, I. R., & O’Sullivan, J. M. (2006). WEIBULL ANAYSIS IMPACT ON SELF-LIFE OF SENSITIVE ITEMS. 6th International Conference of Quality Managers hosted by Iranian Society of Quality Managers. July 17th – 20th.

Rahman, A. U., McAndrew, I. R., & O’Sullivan, J. M. (2004). ENSURING RELIABILITY IN DESIGN FOR A COST-EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT. Pakistan 8th International Convention on Quality Improvement. Pakistan Institute of Quality Control in collaboration with Institute of Quality Control, United Kingdom.

Rahman, A. U., McAndrew, I. R., & O’Sullivan, J. M. (2002). Implications of shelf life for product quality. Advances in Manufacturing Technology Conference (Vol. 18, pp. 559-564). Taylor & Francis LTD.

Rahman, A. U., McAndrew, I. R., & O’Sullivan, J. M. (2002). THE USE OF WEIBULL ANALYSIS TO PREDICT SHELF-LIFE PARAMETERS. Pakistan 7th International Convention on Quality Improvement. Pakistan Institute of Quality Control in collaboration with Institute of Quality Control, United Kingdom.

Abughazaleh, T., McAndrew, I. R., O’Sullivan. J. M. & Wickramatillake, C. (2002). WEIBULL CONTROL CHARTS FOR SMALL SAMPLE INSPECTION. ICQI, Pakistan 7th International Convention on Quality Improvement. October, 26-27th, Karachi.

Abughazaleh, T. A., O’Sullivan, J. M., & McAndrew, I. R. (2002). A comparison of Weibull parameter estimation techniques in small sample inspection. Advances in Manufacturing Technology Conference (Vol. 18, pp. 547-552). Taylor & Francis LTD.

Abughazaleh, T., Wickramatillake, C., O’Sullivan, J. M., Chen, Y., Chrysanthou, A. & McAndrew, I. R. (2001). Measurement of adhesive strength in sheet aluminium/epoxy joints by crack propagation techniques. 1st International Industrial Engineering Conference. University of Jordan, Amman, pp. 115-120.

Kounis, A. B., McAndrew, I. R., & O Sullivan, J. M. (2000, October). Determining capability indices with small samples. Advances in Manufacturing Technology Conference (Vol. 14, pp. 449-456). Taylor & Francis LTD.

Wickramatillake, C. D., O Sullivan, J. M., & McAndrew, I. R. (2000, October). Investigating the performance of adhesive joints using statistical analysis. Advances in Manufacturing Technology Conference (Vol. 14, pp. 435-442). Taylor & Francis LTD.

Kounis, L. D., O'Sullivan, J. M., & McAndrew, I. R. (1999). Preliminary experiments on a model to relate CpK and SNR indices. Advances in Manufacturing Technology Conference (Vol. 13, pp. 409-414). Taylor & Francis LTD.

Kounis, L. D., O’Sullivan, J. M., & McAndrew, I. R. (1999). Geometrical evaluations for balancing robustness and capability indices. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Production Research, Manufacturing for a Global Market (Vol. 2, pp. 1115-1118).

Lee, P., O'Sullivan, J. M., Spurgeon, D., McAndrew, I. R., & Keough, D. (1997). Antilubrication: Problem or Process? Advances in Manufacturing Technology Conference (Vol. 11, pp. 285-289). Taylor & Francis LTD.

McAndrew, I. R., Harland, G., & O'Sullivan, J. M. (1997). Predicting Failure Modes in Compression Piston Rings during Assembly. Advances in Manufacturing Technology Conference (Vol. 11, pp. 321-325). Taylor & Francis LTD.

McAndrew, I. R., O'Sullivan, J. M., & Harland, G. (1995, September). PHOTOELASTIC STRESS ANALYSIS OF COMPRESSION PISTON RING ASSEMBLIES. Advances in Manufacturing Technology IX: Proceedings of the 11th National Conference on Manufacturing Research (Vol. 9, p. 67). CRC Press.

McAndrew, I. R., O'Sullivan, J. M., & Harland, G. (1995, September). THE USE OF EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM CONDITIONS FOR ASSEMBLING PISTON RINGS. Advances in Manufacturing Technology IX: Proceedings of the 11th National Conference on Manufacturing Research (Vol. 9, p. 92). CRC Press.

McAndrew, I. R., O'Sullivan, J. M., & Harland, G. (1994, September). VIBRATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PISTON RINGS. Advances in Manufacturing Technology X: Proceedings of The 10th National Conference on Manufacturing Research (Vol. 8, p. 126). CRC Press.


Design to manufacture with a quality focus

Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society FRAeS

Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers

Chartered Engineer (Mechanical)

Fellow of the Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers


In 2014 Dr. McAndrew was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society for his extensive work and research in the industry.