Dr Andrew Feeney
- Lecturer (Systems Power & Energy)
Andrew received his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2014, on Nitinol cymbal transducers for tuneable ultrasonic devices. He then undertook postdoctoral research into new ultrasonic exploration technology for high pressure and temperature environments and investigated the influence of ultrasonics on different sub-sea geological materials. In 2016, he joined the Department of Physics, University of Warwick, where he was Research Fellow in the Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics (CIU) until 2020. His research during this period focused on new high frequency flexural ultrasonic transducers for operation in a range of liquid and gas measurement environments towards 200 bar and 500°C (HiFFUT). He is a Chartered Engineer and member of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the IEEE.
Andrew’s research is focused on the integration of smart materials, particularly those exhibiting shape memory, into ultrasonic devices and electro-mechanical systems for a range of medical and industrial applications. He is a member of the Centre for Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics (C-MIU) and the Materials & Manufacturing Research Group (MMRG).
- Advanced materials, particularly those exhibiting shape memory
- Biomimetic ultrasonics
- Miniaturisation of power ultrasonic devices
- Multifunctional and tuneable ultrasonic devices
- Ultrasonic devices for hostile environments, including elevated pressures and temperatures
- Ultrasonic compaction for sub-sea exploration
Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Badger Explorer ASA, £130,500, A. Feeney (Co-I), S. Sikaneta, P. Harkness, M. Lucas, 2015-2016.
- Ultrasonic technology for sub-sea exploration
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) IAA and Badger Explorer ASA, £80,000, A. Feeney (Co-I), S. Sikaneta, P. Harkness, M. Lucas, 2014-2015.
- CR Barber Trust Fund Grant
Institute of Physics (IoP), 2013.
- Thomas Andrew Common Overseas Conference Grant
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), 2013.
- EPSRC DTA Research Scholarship (Enhanced Stipend)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Grant EP/P505534/1, 2010.
- Alicia Gardiner (Adaptive Metamaterials for Ultrasonic Applications), 2020 - Present
Information for Prospective PhD Students
I am looking for exceptional candidates to undertake a PhD in any one of my key research interests, but particularly in one of the following areas:
- Materials for next-generation wearable ultrasonic healthcare devices
- Engineering shape memory materials for biomimetic ultrasonic devices
- Multifunctional ultrasonic surgical devices incorporating shape memory materials
If you are interested in any of the above or have any questions, please get in touch.
Mechanical Design 1 (ENG1016), 2020 - 2021
Professional activities & recognition
Prizes, awards & distinctions
- 2017, 2018, 2019: Outstanding Contribution to Physics (University of Warwick)
- 2013: RWB Stephens Award Honorable Mention (International Congress on Ultrasonics, Elsevier)
- IEEE UFFC Publicity (2020 - Present)
International Conference Organisation
- The 49th Ultrasonics Industry Association (UIA) Symposium, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 2020 (postponed to 2021).
International Conference Session Chair
- The 48th Ultrasonics Industry Association (UIA) Symposium, Toronto, Canada, 2019, Industry Session.
- The 6th International Congress on Ultrasonics (ICU), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2017, Ultrasonic Motors, Actuators, and Sensors Session; Guided Waves and Their Applications in NDE Session.