Andrew Rawsthorne

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Andrew Rawsthorne BEng, PgCLTHE, MSc, MIET, FHEA

Senior Lecturer


Andrew's role as Course Leader Food Engineering is to coordinate the academic coherence and development of the Food Engineering course. This involves acting as an advocate for the course, taking ownership and working with colleagues to ensure it operates effectively and is a successful organisation leading to an excellent student experience. In addition, he acts as the liaison between the university and the large number of external stakeholders to ensure coherence of the academic and industrial aspects of the course.  Andrew is also team leader for the Food Engineering cluster of staff.


Department of Engineering and Mathematics

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

Food Engineering


Andrew's research is predominately applied in focus and usually in conjunction with industry collaboration. He is involved in academic supervision of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships across a range of sectors. The research he is involved with through the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering is focussed on the application and development of automated and robotic technologies for food manufacturing. Through MERI he is currently supervising a MPhil project developing novel medium voltage circuit breakers and contactors with small physical footprints.

Food and Drink Federation
National Skills Academy for Food and Drink


Journal articles

O’Brien, A., Zhang, H., Allwood, D.M., & Rawsthorne, A. (2024). From data to draught: Modelling and predicting mixed-culture beer fermentation dynamics using autoregressive recurrent neural networks. Modelling, 5 (1), 201-222.

Kokkrathoke, S., Rawsthorne, A., Zhang, H., & Xu, X. (2022). Nonlinear Optimal Stabilising Control of a Two-wheel Robot. International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 38 (2), 175-189.


Hall, C., Louis, A., Rawsthorne, A., & Liew, P. (2014). Bridging The Gap. [dvd, online Video]. Sheffield Hallam University:

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