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Andrew Drain

Lecturer in Product Design

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 2136558
    Location: AV2.17, Albany Village Level 1
    Campus: Albany

Prizes and Awards

  • Three Minute Thesis Massey University 2017 Runner-Up. $2000 prize-money. This involved presenting at both the Massey University Albany heats and the Massey University finals in Palmerston North. - Massey University (2017)
  • Engineers Without Borders Australia Research Inspiration Award 2016. Recognized for contribution to design mentoring in Cambodia, supervising research, facilitating training in NZ, Australia and Cambodia and coordinating the EWB Design Challenge university course. - Engineers Without Borders Australia (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Engineering Education (User-centred-design, product design, modelling and ergonomics)

Product Development for Emerging Markets

Customization of musical instruments

Thematics

Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
CAD/CAM Systems (091001): Engineering (090000): Manufacturing Engineering (091000): Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles) (091006): Materials Engineering (091200): Mechanical Engineering (091300): Polymers and Plastics (091209)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Shekar, A., & Drain, A. (2016). Community engineering: Raising awareness, skills and knowledge to contribute towards sustainable development. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. 44(4), 272-283
[Journal article]Authored by: Drain, A., Shekar, A.

Creative Work

Adank, R., McIntyre, L., McCafferty, S., & Drain, A. (2017). Lattice disaster tent. Singapore: Red Dot
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R., Drain, A., McIntyre, L.Contributed to by: Drain, A.

IP

Peacock, M., Gulliver, L., Klenner, J., Laing, B., Clarkson, S., O'Connor M, ., . . . Curtis, O.(2015). . WO 2015/193833 A2: Patient interface and component parts
[Patent]Authored by: Drain, A.

Conference

Drain, AR. (2017, May). Human-centered-design: An insight into South-East Asian rural markets. Presented at Manufacturing and Design New Zealand 2017. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Drain, A.
Drain, AR., Goodyer, J., & Shekar, A. (2016). Building capability to teach humanitarian engineering: A reflection. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. (pp. 1 - 10). Lismore, Australia: Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Drain, A., Goodyer, J., Shekar, A.
Drain, AR. (2016, March). Standing on the shoulders of giants: Design inspiration. Presented at Link Festival. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Drain, A.
Shekar, A., Goodyer, J., Drain, AR., Iskander, P., & Georgy, M. (2015). Introduction to needs analysis for increasing first year engineering students’ ability in conceptual design. In A. Oo, A. Patel, T. Hilditch, & S. Chandran (Eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering. (pp. 54 - 64). Victoria, Australia: Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Drain, A., Goodyer, J., Shekar, A.

Media and Links

Media

  • 16 Aug 2016 - Radio
    Radio interview about rice cooker research project
    Radio interview on George FM to talk about rice cooker research project and work being done to implement biodigester technology in Cambodia
  • 14 Aug 2016 - Online, Newspaper
    Article about research project in NZ Herald
    This article described field research and design work completed in the redesign of a bio-gas rice cooker for rural Cambodian markets.

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