Before joining Cranfield, Sam completed a BSc in Mathematics and Physics followed by an MSc by Research at the University of Warwick. Their MSc project involved adapting particle physics technology for use in environmental monitoring.
Sam's current work is in the Centre for Engineering Photonics at Cranfield University. Their project centres on building and developing a two-dimensional tilt sensor, to be applied in robotics. The sensor uses dual-wavelenth laser speckle correlation to measure the absolute angle of a work surface.
Sam has also recently been awarded a Santander Universities STEMship, a scheme which aims to provide support and networking opportunities for women in engineering fields.