Dr. Andrews has over 20 years expertise in sustainable design and manufacture and is proud to be a chartered environmentalist.
In addition to teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate design and engineering courses, Deborah carries out enterprise and consultancy work for external clients. She is also actively involved in research and supervises industry and EPSRC-funded PhD projects with particular emphasis on design for sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment and the Circular Economy.
Dr. Andrews is currently the academic lead on CEDaCI, an Interreg NWE-funded project with partners in Germany, Netherlands, France to develop a Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry. The multidisciplinary project is bringing together stakeholders from across the sector to increase reuse, recycling and reclamation of resources by designing for the Circular Economy, developing recycling technology and changing user behaviour.