Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng
Professor of Materials and Forensic Engineering, University of Leicester

Sarah Hainsworth is eminent for her work in characterising and optimising the tribological responses of engineering surfaces. She champions the quantitative application of contact mechanics and the characterisation of damage to the understanding of stabbing and injury. She has become the international engineering forensic expert on skeletal contact damage, uniquely establishing the sequence of injuries leading to the death of King Richard III. She brings critical engineering benefit to the legal system and has raised significant international interest in engineering through her work.