Andrew Sharp

Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

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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 University in 2015 and is currently the programme leader for BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering.


Year Publication Type
2023 A test rig for thermal analysis of heat sinks for power electronic applications, 
Sharp, Andrew;Monir, Shafiul;Day, Richard;Vagapov, Yuriy;Dianov, Anton
Other Publication
2022 Temperature gradient improvement of power semiconductor modules cooled using forced air heat sink, 
Sharp, Andrew;Monir, Shafiul;Vagapov, Yuriy;Day, Richard
Other Publication
2021 Forced air cooled heat sink with uniformly distributed temperature of power electronic modules, Applied Thermal Engineering, 199. [DOI]
Bunnagel, Christian;Monir, Shafiul;Sharp, Andrew;Anuchin, Alecksey;Durieux, Olivier;Uria, Ikea;Vagapov, Yuriy
Peer Reviewed Journal
2020 Numerical design and optimisation of a novel heatsink using ANSYS steady-state thermal analysis, 
Mueller, Andre;Buennagel, Christian;Monir, Shafiul;Sharp, Andrew;Vagapov, Yuriy;Anuchin, Alecksey
Other Publication
2017 Algorithmic Analysis and Hardware Implementation of a Two-Wire-Interface Communication Analyser, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2017 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS (ITA). 
Schinagl, Peter;Sharp, Andrew
Conference Publication
2017 Comparative Analysis and Practical Implementation of the ESP32 Microcontroller Module for the Internet of Things, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2017 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS (ITA). 
Maier, Alexander;Sharp, Andrew;Vagapov, Yuriy
Conference Publication

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01-01-2004 Engineering Modern Apprenticeship SEMTA

Professional Associations

Association Function
Society for Education & Training Member
Engineering Council Member
Institution of Engineering and Technology Member and Volunteer Mentor
Advanced HE Fellow
IEEE Member


Name Description From/To
Quality Enhancement Review (QER) Focus Group Quality Enhancement Review (QER) is the method by which we review Welsh higher education providers as part of the Quality Assessment Framework for Wales. It provides a distinctive approach to institutional review, developed to address the particular context of the Welsh higher education sector. QER provides quality assurance and supports quality enhancement, assuring governing bodies, students and the wider public that providers meet the requirements of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. QER assesses providers against agreed baseline regulatory requirements and the European Standards and Guidelines. 2023
Academic Partnership Committee Academic Faculty Member - FAST 2019
Faculty Board of Studies Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering 2022


Employer Position From/To
Coleg Cambria (Deeside) Lecturer Electrical & Electronic Engineering 2008 - 2015
Ministry of Defence Test Solutions Development Engineer 2005 - 2008
Ministry of Defence Electronic/Avionic Technician 2000 - 2005


Institution Qualification Subject From/To
Liverpool John Moores University Bachelor of Science Maritime Studies 1994
Wrexham Glyndwr University Higher National Certificate Electrical & Electronic Technology  2012
Wrexham Glyndwr University Master of Science Electronic Engineering  2015
University of Wales Professional Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) 2010