Mr Sam Coatham

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Sam is a third year PhD student investigating the evolution of locomotion in ancient whales. Using a variety of biomechanical techniques including multibody dynamic analysis and computational fluid dynamics, he aims to quantify the changes associated with the transition from land to water in a range of early whale species.

Previously, he used finite element analysis to investigate the feeding mechanics of Devonian placoderms.

Areas of expertise

  • QH301 Biology - Biomechanics, Functional morphology, Evolutionary biology

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2019 - Master of Science, Palaeobiology, University of Bristol (2017 - 2018)
  • 2017 - Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Bristol (2014 - 2017)

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