Dr Andy McCowen

Dr Andy McCowen

Andy McCowen


Reader, College of Engineering


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Selected publications

  • Andrew Mccowen, Modelling perfect electric conductor thin-wires that penetrate finite-size dielectric interfaces, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 2010, [DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2009.0117]
  • Andrew Mccowen, The fast-multipole method applied to open-PEC problems with triangular type wire-to-surface junctions, COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2008, [DOI: 10.1108/03321640810861115]
  • Andrew Mccowen, The Crout version of ILU preconditioning applied to the fast-multipole method for solving large-scale electromagnetic open PEC problems, COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2007, [DOI: 10.1108/03321640710823091]


  • EG-040 - Electricity and Magnetism (15/16)
  • EG-341 - Microwave Circuits and Antennas (15/16)
  • EG-246 - Antennas and Propagation (15/16)
  • EG-D05 - MSc Dissertation - Electrical Engineering (15/16)

Research theses supervised


  • 2005 - Improving the Focality of Magnetic Stimulation Coils (2nd Supervisor: Professor Kenneth Morgan)
  • 2004 - Iterative Solvers and Preconditioners Applied to Fast-Multipole Method for Electromagnetic Scattering in the Resonance Region (2nd Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Towers)


  • 2014 - 'Study and evaluation of the PV system using MATLAB and Lucas Nulle simulator hardrware'
  • 2013 - 'Modelling optical and microwave behaviour of axial conductivity of carbon nanotubes in armchair and zigzag conformations'
  • 2012 - '''''''''''Modelling the harmonics of traction PWM converters'''''''''''
  • 2012 - '''Modelling of power line on high-speed railway system'''
  • 2011 - 'Printing carbon nanotube based transistors using aerosol dispersion'
  • 2011 - 'Printing conductive tracks for a blister pack application'
  • 2011 - 'Development of MIMO testbed for square loop antenna operation'
  • 2010 - Local sensor parameter optimization for sequential sensor development in wireless sensor network
  • 2010 - '''Simulation and Optimisation of Single and Dual Junction Type-IV Semiconductor Photovoltaic Cells Using SILVACO Analysis Software '''
  • 2010 - Multi-band beam steerable gap loaded square loop antenna
  • 2010 - Dual-Band Capacitively Coupled Antenna for Tablet Device
  • 2010 - Wavelength conversion and regeneration based on three-fibre arrangement
  • 2010 - Understanding the concept of physical layer network coding in 2-way relay networks
  • 2010 - Research of TCP Congestion Control Based on Wireless Networks
  • 2009 - Integration of silicon components with printable flexible electronics