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About Chris Andrews

FSE Technical Team

Chris forms part of the Technical Team at the Thornton campus, offering specialist support across the Faculty of Science and Engineering, primarily in the areas of systems engineering, supporting the Engineering departments and the Natural Sciences. He has been a key driver in designing and setting up laboratory facilities for control engineering, electrical machines and power systems, working alongside academic teams to develop and deliver key requirements.


Chris is also the Operations Manager and driving force behind the university’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems initiative, aerochester, which provides a fully managed service for university users to access drone hosted technology to support teaching and research applications. Qualified to CAA approved standards in operating Small UAVs, Chris is part of a pan-university virtual team that offers cost-effective and safe operation of drones for end users in a wide variety of fields including imagery, 3D mapping, surveying and environmental monitoring for disciplines including engineering, geography, conservational biology, archaeology and media.