Tim McCarthy joined the School of Civil Mining and Environmental Engineering in December 2004 having spent nearly 20 years as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST which merged to form the University of Manchester in 2004). He has worked on the design of offshore and onshore steel structures and has written abest selling text book, “AutoCAD Express” on the popular CAD program, AutoCAD.
In 2010 he was recognised with an Australian Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for leadership in curriculum and space design that fosters collaborative learning. He is also the recipient of a number of Nationally Competitive ALTC/OLT grants to research various aspects of Engineering Education.
In 2013 he led the student construction team which built “The Illawarra Flame” a net zero energy eco-house that won the Solar Decathlon China 2013 worldwide competition.