After completing his undergraduate degree at Liverpool John Moores University, Andrew worked for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as an avionic technician, fault-finding and repairing aircraft electronics to component level, and then as an Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) test programme development engineer, designing and programming test algorithms to confirm the serviceability and flight worthiness of aircraft electronics. It was here that Andrew began mentoring apprentices and discovered his passion for teaching.
In 2008 Andrew left the MOD and became a lecturer at Coleg Cambria where he became programme leader for the BTEC extended diploma in engineering.
Andrew joined Wrexham Glyndwr University in 2015 and is currently the programme leader for BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
MSc. Electronic Engineering
BSc. (Hons) Maritime Studies
HNC Engineering Technology (Electrical)
BTEC National Diploma (Electrical Engineering and Communications)
Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Qualified Teacher (QTLS)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
Member of the Society for Education and Training (MSET)
Andrew is currently studying for a PhD in the field of minimising power losses in semiconductor devices.
Analogue and Digital Electronics
Electronics Design and Testing
C. Bünnagel, S. Monir, A. Sharp, A. Anuchin, O. Durieux, I. Uria, and Y. Vagapov, “Forced air cooled heat sink with uniformly distributed temperature of power electronic modules,” Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 199, Nov. 2021, Art no. 117560
A. Mueller, C. Buennagel, S. Monir, A. Sharp, Y. Vagapov and A. Anuchin, "Numerical Design and Optimisation of a Novel Heatsink using ANSYS Steady-State Thermal Analysis," 2020 27th International Workshop on Electric Drives: MPEI Department of Electric Drives 90th Anniversary (IWED), Moscow, Russia, 2020, pp. 1-5
- Maier, A. Sharp and Y. Vagapov, "Comparative analysis and practical implementation of the ESP32 microcontroller module for the internet of things," 2017 Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA), Wrexham, 2017, pp. 143-148
- Schinagl and A. Sharp, "Algorithmic analysis and hardware implementation of a two-wire-interface communication analyser," 2017 Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA), Wrexham, 2017, pp. 189-193