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Adam van Casteren

My research is focused on experimental solid biomechanics, I am interested in the physics of the natural environment that animals live in and interact with, developing a greater understanding of how organisms are adapted to, interact and perceive the physical world.

Currently I am researching dental form and function. This research theme encompasses the study of the structure, form and properties of dental hard materials but also concentrates on the mechanics of food items processed by teeth or extra-orally before ingestion. My approach is to combine in-field measurements with lab based research to help quantify the material and structural properties of the environment an organism inhabits and consumes in order to help piece together the evolutionary basis behind adaptation. 


Dr. Adam van Casteren
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Postal address: Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)341 3550 873
Fax: +49 (0)341 3550 119
E-mail: adam_van@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de