Pittman, Michael

 

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Dr Pittman, Michael 文嘉棋

Title:
Research Assistant Professor

Biography

I’m a multi-disciplinary vertebrate palaeontologist from HK. I earned a BSc in geology from UCL in 2006 before progressing to an MSc in geoscience (palaeobiology) in 2007. I pursued a PhD on ‘the evolution and biomechanics of dinosaurian tails’ with Profs. Paul Upchurch and John R Hutchinson (RVC) completing in 2012. My primary interests are in the evolutionary biomechanics of vertebrates, especially dinosaurs, and the evolution of theropod dinosaurs (including early birds). The latter is focussed on Chinese material that I study with Prof. Xu Xing (IVPP, Beijing) an example of which is Linheraptor from the Inner Mongolia Research Project.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2018-09-01Award for Teaching Innovations in E-Learning 2017-18: Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2018-09-01edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning (finalist): edX
Teaching Accomplishment
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
10/2007 - presentMemberPalaeontological Association (UK)
10/2007 - presentMemberRoyal Geographical Society (UK)
10/2003 - presentFellowGeological Society of London (UK)
10/2006 - presentMemberSociety of Vertebrate Paleontology (USA)
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Vertebrate Palaeontology (脊椎動物古生物學)
Systematics系統分類學
Palaeontology古生物學
Evolution演化學
Dinosaurs恐龍學
Biomechanics生物力學
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
English, Cantonese英語、粵語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English英文
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