Gregory Sutton

Professor of Biomechanics, School of Life Sciences,
University of Lincoln, UK

Gregory Sutton has spent the last 14 years studying insect biomechanics, with a focus on the high speed jumping movements of fleas, froghoppers, mantises, and grasshoppers. He is a mechanical engineer by training, and spends his days as an energy account, keeping track of where individual millijoules of energy go during the milliseconds between a stationary insect and the moment it leaves the ground.