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ISB Fellows, who have made outstanding contributions to the International Society of Biomechanics and to the field of biomechanics.

2015 Class of Fellows


Maarten Bobbert

VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Jill McNitt-Gray

University of Southern California, USA


Ton van den Bogert

Cleveland State University, USA


Peter Milburn

Griffith University, Australia


Brian Davis, 

University of Akron, USA


Mary Rodgers

University of Maryland, USA


Veronique Feipel

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


Darren Stefanyshyn

University of Calgary, Canada


Walter Herzog

University of Calgary, Canada

Ron Zernicke

University of Michigan, USA


Following are the Past Executive Councils of the ISB





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You can also read past issues of ISB NOW and the ISB Newsletters.

The ISB congresses online database is growing at the moment. ISB congresses from 2001 to-date were published in electronic format; prior to that they were all in a book. We are scanning those ISB congress abstract books right now and will add these to this site as they are compiled.

The links below direct you to proceedings, tutorials, photos etc from the ISB Congress.




Proceedings and Content


ISB 2017 Congress XXVI Brisbane, Australia

ISB2017 Congress Web Site


Muybridge Award: Walter Herzog
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Jaap van Dieen
David Winter Young Investigator Award (Podium): 
David Winter Young Investigator Award (Poster): 
Clinical Biomechanics Award: 
Promising Scientist Award: Karl Zelik
Emerging Scientist Award: Alessio Gallina
ISB 2015 Congress XXV Glasgow, Scotland ISB2015 Congress Web Site Muybridge Award: Kai Nan An
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Aurelio Cappozzo
David Winter Young Investigator Award (Podium): 
David Winter Young Investigator Award (Poster): 
Clinical Biomechanics Award: 
Promising Scientist Award: 
Emerging Scientist Award: 
ISB 2013 Congress XXIV Natal, Brazil

Congress Proceedings

ISB2013 Congress Web Site

Muybridge Award: Benno Nigg
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Miguel Nicolelis
David Winter Young Investigator Award (Podium): Eng Kuan Moo
David Winter Young Investigator Award (Poster): Brandon Hisey
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Sorin Siegler
Promising Scientist Award: Hiroaki Hobara
Emerging Scientist Award: Geoffrey Power
ISB 2011 Congress XXIII Brussels, Belgium

Congress Proceedings


Tutorials and Lectures


Muybridge Award: Roger Enoka
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Jan Pieter Clarys
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Cameron Brown
Young Investigator Award (Poster): Mathieu Davis
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Frances Sheehan
Promising Scientist Award: Antoine Nordez
Emerging Scientist Award: Taian Vieira
ISB 2009 Congress XXII Cape Town, South Africa

Congress Proceedings


Tutorials and Lectures


Muybridge Award: Mimi Koehl
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Patrick Prendergast
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Sandra Jasinoski
Young Investigator Award (Poster): Renate List
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Karen Mickle
Promising Scientist Award: Jae Kun Shim
ISB 2007 Congress XXI Taipei, Taiwan

Congress Proceedings

Tutorials and Lectures

Muybridge Award: Peter Huijing
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Kai-Nan An
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Veerle Segers
Young Investigator Award (Poster): Philippe Malcolm
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Diana Glaser
Promising Scientist Award: Paul Ivancic
ISB 2005 Congress XX Cleveland, USA Congress Proceedings Muybridge Award: Rik Huiskes
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Bruce Latimer
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Emma A. C. Johnson
Young Investigator Award (Poster): Veronica J. Santos
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Magnus Kjartan Gislason
Promising Scientist Award: Kermit Davis
ISB 2003 Congress XIX Dunedin, New Zealand Congress Proceedings Muybridge Award: Tetsuo Fukunaga
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Steven Vogel
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Jeremy LaMothe
Young Investigator Award (Poster): Keith Gordon
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Behnam Heidari
Promising Scientist Award: Constantinos N. Maganaris
ISB 2001 Congress XVIII Zurich, Switzerland Congress Proceedings Muybridge Award: David A.Winter
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: R.C. Nelson
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Steven Boyd
Young Investigator Award (Poster): Paul Hodges
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Bert Van Rietbergen
Promising Scientist Award: Stefan Judex
ISB 1999 Congress XVII Calgary, Canada NA Muybridge Award: Paavo Komi
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Andrew Huxley
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Frances Sheehan
Young Investigator Award (Poster): Daniel Lambertz
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Michael Torry
Promising Scientist Award: Ralph Muller
ISB 1997 Congress XVI Tokyo, Japan NA Muybridge Award: John Paul
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: V. Reggie Edgerton
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Kenneth Meije
Young Investigator Award (Poster): M. K. Rand
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Bob Norman
Promising Scientist Award: Amy Courtney
ISB 1995 Congress XV Jyvaskyla, Finland NA Muybridge Award: Savio L-Y. Woo
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: David A. Winter
Clinical Biomechanics Award: M. Adams
ISB 1993 Congress XIV Paris, France NA Muybridge Award: Malcolm H. Pope
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Carlo J. De Luca
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Caroline Nicol
Young Investigator Award (Poster): Felix Eckstein
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Gerald Cole
ISB 1991 Congress XIII Perth, Australia NA Muybridge Award: R. McNeill Alexander
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: James G. Hay
Young Investigator Award (Podium): Oliver Mills
Young Investigator Award (Poster): Cheryl Johnson
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Peter J. McNair
ISB 1989 Congress XII Los Angeles, USA NA Muybridge Award: Gunnar Andersson
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Benno M. Nigg
Clinical Biomechanics Award: Michael Morlock
ISB 1987 Congress XI Amsterdam, Netherlands NA Muybridge Award: Peter R. Cavanagh
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Savio L-Y. Woo
ISB 1985 Congress X Umea, Sweden NA Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Don B. Chaffin
ISB 1983 Congress IX Waterloo, Canada NA

Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Uros Stanic

Young Investigator Award: M.R. (Fred) Yeadon

ISB 1981 Congress VIII Nagoya, Japan NA Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Phillip D. Gollnick
ISB 1979 Congress VII Warsaw, Poland NA Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Marion Weiss
ISB 1977 Congress VI Copenhagen, Denmark NA Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: G. A. Cavagna
ISB 1975 Congress V Jyvaskyla, Finland NA NA
ISB 1973 Congress IV Penn State Univ, USA NA NA
ISB 1971 Congress III Rome, Italy NA NA
ISB 1969 Congress II Eindhoven, Netherlands NA NA
ISB 1967 Congress I Zurich, Switzerland NA NA

Honorary Members, shall be a restricted number of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the International Society of Biomechanics and to the field of biomechanics.

Honorary Members (alphabetically)

Peter R. Cavanagh, University of Washington, USA

Levan W. Chkhaidze (deceased), Georgian Institute of Physical Culture, RUSSIA

James G. Hay (deceased), University of Iowa, USA

E. Jokl (deceased), University of Kentucky, USA

Paavo Komi (deceased), University of Jyvaskyla, FINLAND

Hideji Matsui, University of Nagoya, JAPAN

Doris Miller, University of Western Ontario, CANADA

Mitsumasa Miyashita, University of Tokyo, JAPAN

Chauncey A. Morehouse (deceased), Penn State University , USA

Richard C. Nelson, Penn State University, USA

Benno Nigg, University of Calgary, CANADA

Robert Norman, University of Waterloo, CANADA

Jacquelin Perry (deceased), Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, USA

John Paul (deceased), University of Strathclyde, SCOTLAND

David Winter (deceased), University of Waterloo, CANADA

Fred Yeadon, Loughborough University, UK


  • International Society of Biomechanics
    20 May at 5:48 pm
    Join the ISB Working Group in Motor Control at the upcoming symposium “The Integration of Motor Control into the Rehabilitation and Prevention of Sports Injuries"!

    When: May 28th, 2019, 66th ACSM Meeting
    Where: Orlando, FL, USA

    Register here:

  • 9 May at 10:47 am


    VII ECCOMAS Thematic Conference VipIMAGE 2019
    October 16-18, 2019, Porto, Portugal
    Chairs: João Manuel R. S. Tavares & Renato Natal Jorge, Universidade do Porto


    Dear Colleague,

    This is the final call for contributions to the International Conference VipIMAGE 2019 - VII ECCOMAS THEMATIC CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL VISION AND MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING ( to be held in October 16-18, 2019, in Axis Vermar Conference & Beach Hotel, Porto, Portugal.

    Possible Topics (but not limited to)
    - Signal and Image Processing
    - Computational Vision
    - Medical Imaging
    - Physics of Medical Imaging
    - Tracking and Analysis of Movement
    - Simulation and Modeling
    - Image Acquisition
    - Industrial Applications
    - Shape Reconstruction
    - Segmentation, Matching, Simulation
    - Data Interpolation, Registration, Acquisition and Compression
    - 3D Vision
    - Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Big Data
    - Virtual Reality
    - Visual Inspection
    - Software Development for Image Processing and Analysis
    - Computer Aided Diagnosis, Surgery, Therapy, and Treatment
    - Computational Bioimaging and Visualization
    - Telemedicine Systems and Applications

    Invited Lecturers
    - Aurélio Campilho, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    - Danail Stoyanov, University College London, UK
    - Daniela Iacoviello, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    - João Paulo Papa, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo, Brazil
    - Jos Vander Sloten, KU Leven, Belgium
    - Wafa Skalli, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France

    Thematic Sessions
    Proposals to organize Thematic Sessions under the auspicious of VipIMAGE 2019 are welcome.
    The proposals should be submitted by email to the conference co-chairs (,

    Accepted Thematic Sessions
    - Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular and Orthopaedic diseases: Imaging and Modelling
    - Advances and Imaging Challenges in Micro and Nanofluidics
    - Intersection between Image Processing and Machine Learning in Biomedical Applications
    - Direct Digital Fabrication in Medicine: from digital data to physical models
    - Computer Simulations and Visualization Applied to Tissue Engineering
    - Parameterization of Reconstructed Organ Models
    - Computational vision and image processing applied to Dentistry
    - Network Neuroscience
    - Applications of Ontologies for Medical Image Analysis and Computer-Assisted Interventions

    Proceedings: The proceedings book will be published by Springer under the book series "Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics" indexed by Elsevier Scopus.
    Journal Publication: A dedicated special issue of the Taylor & Francis international journal "Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization" indexed in Scopus, DBLP and Clarivate Analytics Emerging Sources Index will be published with extended versions of the best works presented in the conference.
    Springer Book: A book with invited works from the ones presented in the conference will be organized for publishing by Springer.

    Important Dates
    - Deadline for Extended Abstracts: May 31, 2019
    - Authors Notification: June 15, 2019
    - Deadline for Papers (non-mandatory): July 15, 2019

    - Instructions for authors available at:
    - The contributions should be submitted using the conference management system at:

    We are looking forward to see you in Porto in October, 2019,
    João Manuel R. S. Tavares
    Renato Natal Jorge
    (VipIMAGE 2019 co-chairs)

    For further details, please, have a look in the conference website at:, the Facebook page at:, or join the LinkedIn group at:
  • International Society of Biomechanics
    29 Apr at 9:55 pm
    Have you heard ‘Episode 15: Bringin' the Hamner Down on Design’ by BOOM: Biomechanics on our Minds with Dr. Sam Hamner, Director of Product Innovation at Cala Health? We talk design, non-profits, start-ups, AND how Jewish mysticism influenced his path in #biomechanics!

    Also available on Spotify and iTunes!
  • International Society of Biomechanics
    29 Apr at 5:10 pm
    International Society of Biomechanics shared a post.Thank you to the De Luca Foundation for sponsoring two upcoming Symposia of the ISB Working Group in Motor Control In conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine and International Society of Biomechanics - American Society of Biomechanics 2019 conferences.

  • International Society of Biomechanics
    31 Mar at 10:02 am
    Don’t miss the chance of submitting your proposal to the Developing Countries Grant Competition during @ISB_ASB2019 in Calgary. Submission now ends on April 20th!
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