Foam with Andrew Smyth
In this episode, Anna talks to aerospace engineer, presenter and baker Andrew Smyth about foam. Despite the pair of us struggling to define exactly what is a foam, Andrew expertly took us through the parallel principles between foamy engineering structures and delicious spongy cakes.
Andrew is a presenter, aerospace engineer and baker. As a finalist on the Great British Bake Off in 2016, he wowed audiences with his innovative creations combining his passions of engineering and baking. He now splits his time between researching future aircraft and presenting both live on .stage and to camera. Having studied Aerospace Engineering at Cambridge University, Andrew is skilled in analysing complex ideas and distilling them down to excite an audience with a tantalising explanation. Known for his lively and quick-witted style, he is a natural at live events and has written, produced and performed "bakineering" live shows around the UK and Ireland including at the Royal Institution, National Space Centre and Edinburgh International Science Festival. He has given a TEDx talk and presented with clients including Warner Brothers, nPower and the IET. He has presented a live cooking segment on ITV's Lorraine to a regular audience of over 1 million and contributed to projects with the BBC and Channel 5. He has even baked a rotating jet engine cake for Prince William. He is pursuing his dream of becoming a science broadcaster.
Check out more of Andrew’s work on his website.