Ian Robert McAndrew is a Dean of Doctoral Programs and Professor,Capitol Technology University,Maryland, US

Ian Robert McAndrew

Dean of Doctoral Programs and Professor

Organizing committee

Maryland, US

Capitol Technology University


A very highly qualified academic with extensive experiences in industry and internationally recognised researcher with extensive teaching experience at all levels of education. Conference and journal publication of 62 over 28 years, six books and numerous Keynote presentations around the world. Has supervised 68 students to their doctoral completion in USA, UK, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Kenya and South Africa. Extensive consultancy experience internationally for multi-nations and organisations.


2018 – Present Dean of Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University. Responsible for various PhDs and ScD degrees in Data Science, Cyber Security, Technology, Manufacturing, Human Factors, Occupational Health & Safety, Product Management, Critical Infrastructure, Construction Science, Unmanned Systems and Aviation Artificial Intelligence, Emergency and Protective Services, Currently in excess of 200 students and 30 plus graduates per year since I started as Dean


2003 – 2018, Adjunct until 2009, Faculty and Department Chair of Graduate Studies, Associate Dean of Research,  College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with the responsibility for 20 faculty and 300+ adjunct faculty and seven Master’s degrees. Committee & Chair member of PhDs in Aviation, 2013-2017, Associate Dean of Research, started 2017. Tenured Faculty and Full Professor.


2008 – Present Teaching EASAs 147 part 66 courses and examinations for City of Bristol College at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, Bristol College, Virgin Atlantic and Icelandair (Iceland), Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Bell Helicopters, Shell Brunei and Sri Lanka Airlines. Cleared by EASA to teach all courses for A, B1 and B2 licence examinations.


2000 – Present Director of Earnley Concourse, Chichester. Responsible for the Health and Safety, Staff training and development. Supporting the CEO in the running and efficient use of the trust’s assets. Marketing and donations for the trusts. Director of Betts, Halycon & Providean Charities that support education for youngsters.


2008 – 2011 EU Consultant. Work with IDI (Ireland) on an EU funded project for working with Serbian companies to enhance their business plans, processes and procedures for their full membership into the EU. Working with 5 local Serbian companies. Working with 4 Serbian companies to develop their marketing plans and strategy. Supporting sales forecasting and attending Industry specific fairs.


1991 – 2009 Senior Lecturer, Admissions Tutor and External Consultant at University of Hertfordshire. Experience in teaching under- and post-graduates in a wide range of engineering subjects, specialising in quality and reliability, statistical process control, mathematics and manufacturing Aviation, aerodynamic, thermodynamic and human factors.  Extensive consultancy experience with over 50 companies specialising in the areas of Q.F.D., F.M.E.A., reliability, Ford G8D process and design of experiment (Taguchi) in both the U.K. and in Europe. Short courses in Aircraft Accident Investigation.


External Examiner (Ph.D) with Brunel, Buckinghamshire, Huddersfield, Bradford, Torino,  and Jordan Institute of Technology.

Income generated in last 5 years’ at University of Hertfordshire - £175,000. ($250,000)

Grant development for research grants in UK and Europe (120,000 GBP in 5 years).


1977 – 1991 Engine Process Engineer at Ford Motor Company (1986 to 1991). Responsible for the design and installation of multi-million-pound engine assembly equipment in European plants. Engine Designer for European engines (1984 to 1986), Car Body Designer (1982 to 1984), Toolmaker for press tools (1981 to 1982), Apprentice (1977 to 1981)


My experience is based on having been working in industry and academia or research that is mechanical, aeronautical and statistical in nature for over 28 years.  In that time, I have developed extensive problem solving skills and this coupled with my teaching experience enables me to deliver at a professional level of teaching.  An enthusiastic and a keen promoter of education, and have published  papers on Education at Embry-Riddle’s Education conference (2006, 2007 & 2014) and have developed online material for teaching at graduate level both with the University of Hertfordshire, University of Bedfordshire, Embry Riddle and Capitol Technology University and The Open University as well as Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.


Currently writing two textbooks, one on statistics and the other on aircraft crash investigation, and working on aeronautical research myself and with other colleagues within Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and other Universities. Researching at Capitol Technology University and responsible for approximately 200 doctorate students. I have chaired/committee on 70 successful doctorate completions. Over 35 International conferenced chaired and delivered keynote talks,


  • McAndrew, Ian & O'Sullivan, James. (1993). FMEAs: A Manager's Handbook, TQM practitioner series. Technical Communications. ISBN: 9780946655953
  • Hoxha, D., Rivera, F. and McAndrew, I. (2014) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering V, Trans Tech Publications. ISBN-13: 978-3-03835-223-5
  • Hoxha, D., McAndrew, I, and Dung Ngo, A. (2015) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering VI, Trans Tech Publications. ISBN-13:978-3-03835-523-6
  • Hoxha, D., McAndrew, I, and Dung Ngo, A. (2016) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering VII, IEEE Press, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1647L-AR, ISBN: 978-1-4673-8829-0
  • McAndrew, I, Hoxha, D.,  and Dung Ngo, A. (2017) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering VIII, IEEE Press, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP17G51-DVD, ISBN: 978-1-5386-3304-5
  • McAndrew, I, Hoxha, D.,  and Dung Ngo, A. (2018) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering IX, IEEE Press, IEEE Catalog Number: , CFP17G51-PRT ISBN: 978-1-5386-7228-0
  • McAndrew, I. Vishnevskaya, E. (2018) Failure Mode Effects Analysis: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, Lambert Academic Publishers, ISBN 978 -613-4-97312-0


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Hertfordshire)
  • D. Eng. Aerodynamics, Moi University, Kenya.
  • M.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering (Open University)
  • MA in Education Management (Bedfordshire)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Hertfordshire)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Open University)
  • B.A. in Production Engineering University of East London)
  • Technical Qualifications (Associate Degrees)
  • Higher National Certificate, HNC, in Mechanical Engineering (University of East London)
  • Higher National Diploma, HND, in Production Engineering (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • System Safety in Occupational Hygiene and Safety – HAS Courses
  • City and Guilds 200, 205 II & III (all distinctions – highest grade ever achieved in Ford’s Training Scheme)
  • Apprentice Toolmaker 1977 – 1981 (Distinction)


  • Ford 1984 European Award – Design for Assembly
  • Ford 1990 European Technology Award – Engineering Innovation in Manufacturing

(One awarded annually) in the whole of Europe.

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University European Faculty of the Year Award – 2005 and 2008
  • 27 years’ research (with 61 peer reviewed papers)
  • 50+ successful PhD supervision, most as Chair.


Healthcare –  Member, 2010-2015, of the NHS Ethics Research Committee with particular focus on statistics.

Membership of Professional Bodies - Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology formally Electrical Engineers (M.I.E.E.), Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS), and Fellow of the Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers.

External Advisor and Examiner: University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, all Aeronautical degree and professional courses, University of Bradford for M.Sc and B.Sc Engineering degrees. Have also been an external examiner at the University of Luton and Chichester.


  • Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers - Committee Member and Reviewer of conference papers. 
  • European Editor – IJAAA
  • Reviewer for Royal Aeronautical Society Journal
  • Committee member for International Conference of Design Engineering and Science 
  • International Journal of Research in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering – IJRAME – editorial Board.  
  • Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review Board on Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. 
  • Editor at Cresco Publications. Journal of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering, 
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering (IJITME), 
  • Editorial Board of the Turkish Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science. 
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials
  • Editorial Reviewer Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology
  • OCM for Fluid & Aerodynamics Series Conferences
  • 4th International Conference on Mechatronics, Automation and Manufacturing (ICMAM 2018) Phuket, Thailand, 12-15th October
  • Member of the society of the EU Academy of Sciences (EUAS)
  • Journal Editor
  • International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing Editor-in-Chief
  • International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research- Assistant Editor-in-Chief
  • International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing European editor