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Dr Samuel Keyes 

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Dr Samuel Keyes is Research Fellow within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

I am an engineer who uses advanced 3D imaging and image-analysis to conduct research into biological systems. My particular expertise is in the following:

I work closely with the Southampton Centre for Computed Tomography, and a variety of synchrotron and spallation facilities, particularly the Swiss Light Source , the Diamond Light Source and the ISIS Neutron Facility.






Research interests

High resolution imaging, 4D imaging, digital image processing, X-ray Computed Tomography, Root/Soil interactions, porous media hydrology, material failure, NDT, complex material characterisation, in vivo imaging

PhD supervision

Mr Callum Scotson

Research projects

Since my PhD viva in 2013, I have been funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship (2014), a BBSRC/NERC/Gates Grant investigating Zn deficiency in rice (2015), and an ERC Consolidator Grant investigating root/soil interactions using 3D imaging and mathematical modelling at the micron-scale (2015 - Present).

Research group

Bioengineering Science

Affiliate research groups

Engineering Materials, Geomechanics

Panel member of Faculty Ethics Committee

Coordinator for Engineering Materials Internal Seminar Series (EMISS)


SESM6039 – Introduction to Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science

FEEG1001 – Design and Computing

FEEG1002 – Mechanics, Structures and Materials

Dr Samuel Keyes
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:5/3009

Telephone:(023) 8059 2216

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