Andy holds a Research chair in Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory, and has lectured and researched in these fields for over 30 years. He has a PhD in combustion theory from the aerodynamics department Cranfield Institute of Technology, a DSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wales and worked for a number of years at the Royal Aircraft Establishment. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institute of Energy, the Institute of Physics and the Royal Aeronautical Society. A chartered mathematician and engineer. Author of over 180 papers and articles, his research has been in combustion in fluids and solids. His work has also included investigations into the fundamental link between thermodynamics and information, and in the last few years he has been involved in research in the area of biomimetics where the minute combustion chamber of the bombardier beetle has inspired a patented novel spray technology with applications to fuel injectors, pharmaceutical sprays, fire extinguishers and aerosols. This research was awarded the 2010 Times Higher Educational award for the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology.
Andy became a Christian in 1969 and realised that the issue of Biblical authority was intricately linked with the issue of Creation. He is known for his convictions that the Biblical Creation account is true and entirely consistent with good science. He has authored the book “Genesis for Today” and contributed to the books “In six days”, “Should Christians embrace Evolution?” “The Delusion of Evolution”, and “Origins – examining the evidence”. He has also contributed to TV and radio programs.
Andy was lay pastor of a church in Leeds U.K. for 10 years before moving into an itinerant ministry in 2001, with particular emphasis on the issue of Origins. He is married with 3 children and another who died in infancy. He now has 6 grandchildren.