Dr. Andrew Foley, P.E.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Andrew ‘Andy’ Foley’s research focuses on what he believes is the biggest challenge facing engineers—the impending fossil energy crisis. Fuel cells, Stirling engine hybrids, nuclear power and alternative energy sources are present research interests.
Dr. Foley was a Chartered Engineer in Europe and holds licenses as a Professional Engineer in multiple states throughout America. He is a passionate sailor and a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain with a 50 ton Masters License.
During his industrial career, Dr. Foley was employed by a number of leading engineering companies, including Alstom Power, European Gas Turbines, Rolls Royce, and BMW. In these firms, he gained experience as a principal engineer, program manager and as a consultant. Fourteen years ago, Dr. Foley transitioned to academia, serving as the Head of the Aerospace Program at Coventry University, and as an Associate Professor at St. Martins College in Washington and at Ohio University. Dr. Foley has taught over 38 different courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has dedicated his efforts to teaching and developing thermo fluid and senior design courses, teaching capstone design courses continuously for the past 14 years. As a tenured Professor at the United States Coast Guard Academy, Dr. Foley completed two years of service as the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering and has recently begun his sabbatical studies.
Dr. Foley originates from Lincoln, England. He graduated from Sussex University in 1988 with an Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degree. He later earned his Ph.D. in Turbo-Machinery and Engineering Mechanics from Cranfield University in 1995 and a post graduate teaching certificate from Coventry University in 1999.