Dr Sam Rolland

Senior Lecturer, Aerospace Engineering

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606871

Email address

Academic Office - A_012
Ground Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Rolland Completed his MEng in 2003 and graduated to his PhD in 2008. His research historically focuses on the validation of numerical methods for use in industrial applications.

As a post-graduate, Dr Rolland Worked on powder compaction modelling with the Finite Element Method, validating large deformation models and deploying them to industrial sponsors.

In his post-doctoral research, Dr Rolland worked chiefly on Computational Fluid Dynamics with applications mainly in wind energy and blood flow modelling, while retaining links in the manufacturing industry. He became a project manager for ASTUTE at Swansea University in 2013 and entered the academic contingent in 2016.

Dr Rolland has supervised post-graduate and doctoral work in collaboration with industry. His leading role in the College’s year in Industry scheme gives him the pleasure of seeing undergraduates grow into young professionals.

He is always seeking new opportunities for industry collaborations at undergraduate, post-graduate and post-doctoral levels.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Wind Energy
  • Blood flow modelling
  • Haemorheology
  • Haemolysis

Career Highlights

Award Highlights

IMechE Frederic Barnes Waldron “Best Student Prize” 2003