Sam graduated from the University of Warwick with a first class MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. He then went on to work as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer at Sagentia Ltd. In 2016 Sam returned to the University of Warwick to began his PhD studies under the supervision of Petr Denissenko and Igor Khovanov investigating biomimicking galloping energy harvesters and their applications in arrays. After completing his PhD studies in 2020, Sam joined the Department of Engineering Science's Tidal Energy Research Group as a postdoctoral research assistant.
Sam's research interests largely lie around the extraction of energy from fluid flow, as well developing the physical understanding of fluid structure interaction problems such as galloping and vortex induced vibrations.