The International Society of Biomechanics in Sport recognizes scientific achievement and honours those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of Sport & Exercise Biomechanics by presenting honours and awards. The rules for each award and honour are different and are detailed below. For further information please contact the Vice President for Awards, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Geoffrey Dyson Lecturer

geoffreydyson.jpgAccording to John Disley, one of Geoffrey Dyson's favorite pupils, "He devoted his life to making coaching a science and to exposing the charlatan whose only effective advice was "Do it again, but harder".The Geoffrey Dyson Award of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports recognizes sport scientists who, throughout their professional careers, bridge the gap between biomechanics research and practice in sport. It is the most prestigious award of ISBS because it is a recognition of individuals who embody and carry out the primary purposes of the Society. The recipient of the Geoffrey Dyson Award delivers a keynote lecture on the opening night of the ISBS annual conference.

Award Criteria:

Candidate must have an international reputation in the field of Sports Biomechanics Candidate must have an interest in applied nature of Sport Biomechanics Candidate must personally deliver the Geoffrey Dyson Lecturer at the ISBS conference the following year

Nomination Process:

Members can nominate a candidate by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including a one-page letter of support that outlines the research profile and major achievements of the candidate.

Deadline:

April 30th

Further Information available on Page 10 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS


Year

Recipient(s)

 

Conference

Title

2018

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Dr Hermann Schwameder

University of Salzburg

Auckland, New-Zealand TBC
2017 walterherzhog

 

Dr. Walter Herzog

University of Calgary

Cologne, Germany  From Medals to Muscles to Molecules and back to Medals
2016

Dr Patria Hume

Auckland University of Technology

Tsukuba, Japan Motion Matters!

2015

Dr. Richard Smith

University of Sydney, Australia

Poitiers, France

Generating and applying knowledge in sports biomechanics: examples from rowing and running

2014

Dr. Drew Harrison

University of Limerick, Ireland

Johnson City, TN, USA

Applications of functional data analysis in sport biomechanics

2013

Dr. David Kerwin

Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Taipei, Taiwan

Half a century in sports biomechanics: bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners

2012

Dr. Gideon Ariel

Ariel Dynamics, San Diego, CA, USA

Melbourne, Australia

Biomechanics from the Big Bang to the Cloud

2011

Dr. Youlian Hong

Chengdu Sports University, China

Porto, Portugal

Tai Chi: Movement Characteristics and Prevention of Falls

2010

Dr. Barry Bates

University of Oregon, USA

Marquette, MI, USA

Accommodating strategies for preventing chronic lower extremity injuries

2009

Dr. Albert Gollhofer

University of Freiburg, Germany

Limerick, Ireland

Functional role of proprioceptive feedback in balance and in reactive movement

2008

Dr. Maurice Yeadon

Loughborough University, UK

Seoul, Korea

Applications of Modelling to the improvement of sports technique

2007

Dr. Ross Saunders

Edinburgh University, UK

Ouro Preto, Brazil

Rock and roll rhythms in swimming

2006

Dr. Joseph Hamill

University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Salzburg, Austria

Overuse injuries in running: Do complex analyses help our understanding?

2005

Dr. Roger Bartlett

University of Otago, New Zealand

Beijing, China

Future Trends in Sports Biomechanics

2004

Dr. Benno Nigg

University of Calgary, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

Impact forces and injury - a new paradigm

2003

 

None awarded (due to cancelled conference)

 

 

2002

Dr. Jesus Dapena

Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Caceres, Spain

The Evolution of High Jumping Technique: Biomechanical Analysis

2001

Dr. Peter Cavanagh

Penn State University, University Park, USA

San Francisco, USA

Biomechanics on The International Space Station: The Past, Present, And Future

2000

Dr. Bruce R. Mason

Australian Insitute of Sport, Canberra, Australia

Hong Kong, China

Providing a service to an elite national sports programme

1999

Dr. James Hay

Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Perth, Australia

The takeoff in the long jump and other running jumps

1998

Dr. Herbert Hatze

Department of Biomechanics, University of Vienna, Austria

Konstanz, Germany

Biomechanics of Sports - Selected Examples of Successful Applications and Future Perspectives

1997

Dr. Pekka Luhtanen

Research Institute for Olympic Sports, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Denton, TX, USA

How Biomechanics Research Can Help the Coach

1996

Dr. David A. Winter

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Total Body Kinetics: Our Diagnostic Key to Human Movement

1995

Dr. Patrick J. Bishop

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Thunder Bay, Canada

Biomechanics of Cervical Quadriplegia. A Review

1994

Dr. Gert-Peter Bruggemann

Institute for Athletics and Gymnastics, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany

Siofok, Hungary

Biomechanical Considerations on Jumping in Sports - An Approach to a Fundamental Understanding

1993

Dr. Doris I. Miller

University of Western Ontario, Canada

Amherst, MA, USA

The Challenge of Communicating with Coaches by Computer

1992

Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky

Central Institute of Physical Culture, Moscow, Russia and Pennsylvania State University, USA

Milano, Italy

Biomechanical Basis of Strength Training

1991

Dr. Elizabeth Roberts

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Ames, IA, USA

Tracking Velocity in Motion

1990

 

None awarded

Prague, Czechoslovakia

 

1989

Dr. Bruce Elliott

University of Western Australia, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Biomechanics: Its Role in Sports Performance

1988

Dr. Marlene Adrian

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Bozeman, MT, USA

Quasars and Quintessence

1987

Dr. Gerhard Hochmuth

Research Institute for Physical Culture and Sport, Leipzig, GDR

Athens, Greece

Biomechanical Movement Analysis Regarding the Aspect of Energy Input

 


Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award

hansgrosnia.jpgThe 'Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award' recognizes excellence in early career research. This prestigious award is given annually to an individual who has excelled in their early research career (2-5 years) and has embodied the ISBS philosophy of applied science and 'bridging the gap'. The winner is invited to present his/her research in a keynote lecture at the ISBS annual conference.

Award Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a current full member of ISBS for at least two consecutive years at the time of that year's conference
  • Applicant must be within two to five years of graduating with a PhD at the time of that year's conference
  • The applicant must have a record of successful research esteem and publications.
Submission Process:

The applicant must submit an application form (available here), 250-word abstract, and supporting documentation to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline:

January 31st

Further Information available on Page 7 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS


Year
 Recipient
Conference
Title
2017

Dr. Pedro Mororço

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Cologne, Germany Novel Insights into an old methodology: Upgrading the use of tethered swimming.
2016

Dr. Cyril Donnelly

University of Western Australia
Tsukuba, Japan Bridging the nexus between simulation and injury prevention research
2015

Dr. Kimi Sato

East Tennesse State University, USA

Poitiers, France Measuring bilateral asymmetry in a long term athlete monitoring
2014 Dr. Neil Bezodis

St Mary's University, UK
Johnson City, TN, USA Integrating research and practice with a view to enhancing sports performance: examples from sprint acceleration
2013 Dr. Daniel Fong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong, China
Taipei, Taiwan Investigating and preventing sport-related ankle sprain injury

New Investigator Award

The purpose of the New Investigator Award (NIA) is to recognize new researchers and to encourage them to become productive members of ISBS by expanding the knowledge base of sports biomechanics through study and dissemination of information. Since its inception at ISBS1990 in Prague, it has been contested on an annual basis. All student members of ISBS, and full members who, at the time of the annual conference, have graduated with their terminal degree (master's or doctoral) within the past two years, are eligible for consideration. Candidates can enter one paper in the competition (oral or poster category), must be the first author of the paper submitted and accepted for presentation at the annual ISBS conference. Candidates must also present their paper at the conference, if selected, in dedicated oral (preliminary finals, finals [top 3]) and poster (finals) sessions. A judging panel uses evaluation templates when selecting the preliminary finalists, finalists, and winners of the competition. The winners are announced at the closing banquet.

Award Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a member of ISBS. Applicants must be:
    • currently enrolled in an undergraduate (Honours) or postgraduate program, OR
    • have completed their terminal degree (Master's or Doctoral) within the last two years,
      • documentary evidence required
  • The applicant must submit a paper for that year's annual conference.
  • The applicant must be the lead author of the submitted paper.
  • The applicant can only enter for one type of award (oral or poster).
  • The applicant, if selected as a finalist , he/she must attend the closing banquet of that year’s annual conference.
Submission Process:

The applicant must indicate that they would like to be considered for the NIA when they submit their conference paper. The applicant must also send their supporting documents (evidence of current enrolment or graduation) to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date for paper submission.

Deadline:

Closing date for paper submissions for that year’s annual conference.

Further Information available on Page 4 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS


Year

 Recipient(s)

Conference

Title of Presentation

2017

Paul Felton

University of Loughborough, UK

Cologne, Germany

Optimising individual performance in cricket fast bowling.

2016

Sina David

German Sport University, Cologne

Tsukuba, Japan

Victory or defeat – how movement strategies distinguish fast direction changes from cutting manoeuvres with high injury risk

2015

John Warmenhoven

University of Sydney

Poitiers, France

The application of functional data analysis techniques for characterizing differences in rowing propulsive-pin force curves

2014

Pedro Morouço

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Johnson City, TN, USA

Are dry-land strength metrics and forces exerted in-water related with high swimming velocity in young athletes?

2013

Steffen Willwacher

German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Taipei, Taiwan

Start block kinetics: what the best do different than the rest

Roman Farana

University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

The effect of different hand position on impact forces and elbow loading during the round off in female gymnastics

2012

Gerda Strutzenberger

University of Salzburg, Austria

Melbourne, Australia

Pedal forces, lower limb joint kinematics and kinetics in cycling with circular and non-circular chainrings

Helen Crewe

University of Western Australia, Australia

Functional screening test associated with altered trunk and pelvis kinematics and low back injury incidence in adolescent fast bowlers

2011

Giulia Mantovani

University of Ottawa, Canada

Porto, Portugal

Is principal components analysis more efficient to detect differences on biomechanical variables between groups?

2010

Anne Richter

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Marquette, MI, USA

Effects of age, gender, and activity level on counter-movement jump performance and variability in children and adolescents

2009

Neil Bezodis

University of Bath, UK

Limerick, Ireland

Development, evaluation and application or a simulation model of a sprinter during the first stance phase

2008

Ezio Preatoni

Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Seoul, Korea

Nonlinear analysis of race walking gait: Movement variability, Entropy and Motor Skill Assessment

2007

Miriam Klous

University of Salzburg, Austria

Ouro Preto, Brazil

Lower extremity joint loading in carved ski and snowboard turns

Giulia Dona

University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Principal components analysis of knee angle waveforms during race walking

2006

Jodie Cochrane

University of Western Australia, Australia

Salzburg, Austria

The effect of lower limb training on muscular support of the knee and risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury

2005

Wolfgang Potthast

German Sport University, Cologne

Beijing, China

The choice of training footwear has an effect on changes in morphology and function of foot and shank muscles

2004

Cassie Wilson

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK

Ottawa, Canada

Optimization of Performance in Running Jumps for Height

2003

None awarded  

2002

Clara Soper

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Caceres, Spain

The Effectiveness of the Goggles Training System as a Coaching Tool in Changing Pelvis Angle at the Catch during On-Water Rowing

2001

Thor Besier

University of Western Australia, Australia

San Francisco, California, USA

Muscle Activation Patterns at the Knee Joint During Unanticipated Sidestepping Tasks

2000

Young-Tae Lim

Yeungnam University, Kyungsan, Korea

Hong Kong, China

Estimated Lumbar Spinal Loads During a Golf Swing using an EMG-Assisted Optimization Model Approach

1999

Margaret McBride

Australian Catholic University Sydney, Australia

Perth, Australia

Use of Real-Time Telemetry to Monitor Instantaneous Seat and Boat Velocity in Pair oared Rowing

1998

Toshimasa Yanai

School of Physical Education, University of Otago, NZ

Konstanz, Germany

Mechanics of Body Roll in Front-Crawl Swimming

1997

Sang Yeon Woo

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Denton, Texas, USA

A Three Dimensional Analysis of the Windmill Style of Softball Delivery for Fast and Change-Up Pitching

1996

Laurie Malone

University of Alberta, Canada

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

The Effects of Wrist Restraints on Wheeling Biomechanics

1995

Calvin Morriss

Manchester Metropolitan University, England

Thunder Bay, Canada

The Biomechanics of Elite Javelin Throwing Technique

1994

Marco Caffi

Politecnico di Milano, D.S.T.M., Milano, Italy

Siofok, Hungary

Balls Mathematical Models and Mechanical Tests

1993

Mark Walsh

California State University, Northridge, USA

Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Kinematics of the Pole Vault Approach

Brian Caster

University of Oregon, USA

The Effect of Height and Post-Landing Movement Task on Landing Performance

1992

Nigel Stockhill

Crewe-Alsager College of Higher Education, UK

Milano, Italy

A Three Dimensional Cinematographica Analysis of the Techniques of International and English Country Cricket Fast Bowlers

1991

None awarded

Ames, Iowa, USA

 

1990

Milan Jurdik

University of Karlova, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Biomechanical Analysis of the Horizontal Jumps

Greg Wilson

University of Western Australia, Australia

Maximizing the Use of Elastic Energy in a Stretch Shorten Cycle Movement


Fellow of International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (FISBS)

Reserved for individuals who have made outstanding contributions in biomechanics related to sports over a period of years.

Award Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a full member of ISBS for at least five consecutive years at the time of that year's annual conference.
  • Applicant must have presented at least one paper in an oral session at two ISBS conferences.
  • Applicant must have published at least five Sports Biomechanics papers in English peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Applicant must have served ISBS in a recognized role as per page 13 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS.
  • Applicant must be nominated by an executive member, board director or fellow if ISBS.
  • The applicant must attend the closing banquet of that year’s annual conference.
Submission Process:

The applicant must submit an application form (available here), to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline:

April 30th

Further Information available on Page 13 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS


1989


Dr. John Cooper

University of Indiana, USA

1989


Dr. Ruth B. Glassow*

University of Wisconsin, USA

1997


Dr. Juris Terauds

Colorado State University, USA

2001


Dr. Bruce Elliot

University of Western Australia, Australia

2001


Dr. Stanley Plagenoef*

University of Massachusetts, USA
2002


Dr. Doris Miller
University of Western Ontario, Canada
2004


Dr. James Hay*
University of Auckland, New Zealand
2004


Dr. Roger Bartlett
University of Otago, New Zealand
2005


Dr. Joseph Hamill
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
2005


Dr. Benno Nigg
University of Calgary, Canada
2007


Dr. Duane Knudson
California State University at Chico, USA
2008


Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon
Texas Woman's University, USA
2008


Dr. Jing Xian Li
University of Ottawa, Canada
2008


Dr. Elizabeth Bradshaw
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
2008


Dr. Wayne Marino
University of Windsor, Canada
2008


Dr. Youlian Hong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2009


Dr. Richard Smith
University of Sydney, Australia
2009


Dr. Hermann Schwameder
University of Karlsruhe, Germany
2009


Dr. Daniel Fong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2009

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Dr. Gareth Irwin
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
2010


Dr. Michiyoshi Ae
University of Tsukuba, Japan
2010


Dr. Rafael Bahamonde
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA
2010


Dr. Angus Burnett
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2010


Dr. Drew Harrison
University of Limerick, Ireland
2010


Dr. Patria Hume
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
2010


Dr. Randall Jensen
Northern Michigan University, USA
2010


Dr. David Kerwin
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
2010


Dr. Mario Lamontagne
University of Ottawa, Canada
2010


Dr. Cassie Wilson
University of Bath, UK
2011


Dr. Kevin Ball
Victoria University, Australia
2011


Dr. Glenn Fleisig
American Sports Medicine Institute, USA
2011


Dr. Bing Yu
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
2012


Dr. Alfred E. Finch
Indiana State University, USA
2012


Dr. Justin Keogh
Bond University, Australia
2012


Dr. Gongbing Shan
University of Lethbridge, Canada
2013


Dr. Jacqueline Alderson
University of Western Australia, Australia
2013


Dr. Young-Tae Lim
Konkuk University, Korea
2013


Dr. Bruce Mason
Australian Institute of Sport, Australia
2014


Dr. Wolfgang Potthast
German Sport University, Cologne
2014


Dr. Aki Salo
University of Bath, UK
2015


Dr. Gerda Strutztenberger 
University of Salzburg, Austria
2017

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Nunome 
Fukuoka University, Japan
2017

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Dr. Neil
Bezodis
Swansea University, UK
2017

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Dr. Fred
Yeadon
Loughborough University, UK
 
* Awarded posthumously

ISBS Life Members

Members who have made outstanding contributions to the Society.

Award Criteria:
  • Candidates must be a full member of ISBS for at least ten consecutive years at the time of that year's annual conference.
  • Candidates must have two nominators, one which must be an officer of ISBS.
  • The candidate must have made a significant contribution to ISBS. Suggested categories are listed on page 13 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS.
Submission / Nomination Process:

Nominations should include a two-page narrative from both nominators detailing how the candidate has contributed to ISBS. The application should be submitted to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline:

April 30th

Further Information available on Page 15 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS


1989


Dr. Juris Terauds
Colorado State University, USA
1997


Dr. David Kelley
University of Maryland, USA
1997


Dr. John Ostarello
California State University-Hayward, USA
1997


Dr. David Waddell
Bryson Sport Consultants, Canada
1998


Dr. Ellen Kreighbaum
Montana State University, Bozeman, USA
2001


Dr. Hans Gros
University of Stuttgart, Germany
2002


Dr. Barbara Gowitzke
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
2004


Dr. Pekka Luhtanen
Biomechanics Research Institute for Olympic Sports, Jyvaskyla, Finland
2005


Dr. Ross Sanders
University of Edinburgh, UK
2008


Dr. Manfred Vieten
University of Konstanz, Germany
2011


Dr. Youlian Hong
Chengdu Sports University, China
2012


Dr. Bruce Elliott
University of Western Australia, Australia
2013


Dr. Joseph Hamill
University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
2014


Dr. Hermann Schwameder
University of Salzburg, Austria
2014


Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon
Texas Woman's University, USA
2015

drewharrison
Dr. Drew Harrison
University of Limerick, Ireland
2016

duaneknudson
Dr. Duane Knudson
Texas State University, USA
2017

peterhuang
Dr. Peter Huang
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
2017

randalljensen
Dr. Randall Jensen

Northern Michigan University, USA

 

 


Coachesinfo Award for Best Coach Friendly Paper

This award is no longer offered at ISBS conferences and was sponsored by CoachesInfo Ltd. Papers were accepted at an ISBS conference, based on rigorous scientific rationale, and with at least one author being an ISBS member. The Award Committee judged eligible papers on usefulness to coaching, coaching-friendly writing, and helpful visual aids. The winning paper was displayed in the CoachingInfo webpage at http://www.coachesinfo.com. This website has now officially closed down.

Year

Recipient(s)

Conference

Title of Paper

2012

Gongbing Shan
University of Lethbridge, Canada

Brandie Wilde
University of Lethbridge, Canada
Melbourne, Australia Know-how of maximal instep kick in soccer