Dr. Tom Allen – Sheffield Hallam University

Tom A 1In this episode, we speak with Dr. Tom Allen, a lecturer in engineering design at Sheffield Hallam University.  Tom leads the university’s sports tech course, he is an associate editor of Sports Engineering, and he’s also involved with the International Sports Engineering Association, which will be hosting their biannual conference in Sheffield next year.  We talk about the academic side of the industry, undergraduate courses, and some of his research including a new multi-faceted tennis project.

student_testing_001 copy Oblique tennis ball impacts in the lab.

 

 

 

 

ball_bounce_test_002Super-imposed images of the tennis ball deformation

 

 

 

 

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