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Sam Fraser Sports Engineer

In sport great engineering can make the difference between winning and losing.

Sam Fraser is a Mechanical Engineer working for his PhD at Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute.  Sponsored by Adidas, Sam uses techniques like finite area analysis to model and build better football boots.

Sam analyses player movements and builds mechanical testing rigs to optimise and test the boots.  Sam’s mission is to build a better boot which, at the highest level of football, can make the difference between success and failure.


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