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Mr Erik Anthony Meilak MEng

Postgraduate research student

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I studied at the University of Southampton, graduating with a first class master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering specialising in Mechatronics.

The subject of my third year dissertation was on avian biomechanics introducing me to the fascinating field of bioengineering. I have experience in mechanical and electronic design, image processing, and biomechanical modelling. Under the supervision of Markus Heller, Neil Gostling and Colin Palmer, I am using my engineering background to investigate the leaping capabilities of extant birds to shed light on the fiercely debated subject of the origin of avian flight. I am always eager to work with scientists of many disciplines, including engineers, biologists and palaeontologists as I believe that interdisciplinary collaborating research is the way forward.

Research interests

Primary Project

Investigating the role of the hindlimb in the evolution of avian flight

Funding

Funded by SPITFIRE DTP (GSNOCS)

Research group

Bioengineering Science

Mr Erik Anthony Meilak
Bioengineering Research Group, Room 4055, Building 7
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University Road,
University of Southampton Highfield Campus,
Southampton, SO171BJ, UK

Email: Erik.Meilak@soton.ac.uk
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