Meeting Awards

At each Annual Meeting, ASB honors excellence in research presented at the meeting. Individual meeting awards are selected based on the quality of the abstract submissions and oral presentations (Journal of Biomechanics and Clinical Biomechanics Awards) or the quality of a poster presentation (President’s Award). The winners of the meeting awards are announced at the close of the meeting.¬† Please note that the awards do not support any kind of indirect costs of research.


Recognizes substantive and conceptually novel mechanics approaches explaining how biological systems function.

2022 Award Winner

Direct intraoperative length-tension measurements of human gracilis muscle
Benjamin I. Binder-Markey, Lomas S. Persad, Alexander Y. Shin, William Litchy, Kenton R. Kaufman, and Richard L. Lieber

Past Journal of Biomechanics Winners


Exploring the functional boundaries and metabolism of triceps surae force-length relations during walking
Callum J. Funk, Rebecca L. Krupenevich, Gregory S. Sawicki, and Jason R. Franz

Katherine Knauss and Silvia Blemker, University of Virginia

Olivia M. G. Aguiar, et al, Simon Fraser University


Recognizes outstanding new biomechanics research targeting a contemporary clinical problem.

2022 Award Winner

Characterization of elbow flexion recovery following surgery for traumatic brachial plexus injury
Eric J. Noonan, Sandesh G. Bhat, Griffin Mess, Emily Miller, Paul Kane, Alexander Y. Shin, Kenton R. Kaufman

Past Clinical Biomechanics Award


Redistribution of muscular work by children with cerebral palsy walking in crouch
Anahid Ebrahimi, Michael Schwartz, Jack Martin, Tom Novacheck, and Darryl Thelen


Nicholas Kreter, et al, University of Utah


Stephan Bodkin and Joseph Hart, University of Virginia

President’s Award

Recognizes the best abstract/poster during Annual ASB Meeting.

2022 Award Winner

Human navigation of complex curvilinear paths
Anna Render and Jonathan Dingwell

Past President's Award Winners


SHH! Quiet Running Promotes Sustained Reduction in Ground Reaction Force
Kevin Dames, Darah Rothstein, Larissa True, and Jacqueline Augustine
SUNY Cortland & New Mexico State University


Cesar Castano and Helen Huang, University of Central Florida


Peter Fino and Martina Mancini, Oregon Health & Science University

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