ASB members come from academia, industry, clinical entities, and government agencies. At any time, there are approximately 850 active members from 40+ states in the U.S., several Canadian provinces, and at least a dozen foreign countries.

Use the buttons below to visit our membership portal. On this site, you will be prompted to sign up for access with your email address used for your login. Please contact ASB Membership Chair if you have any questions about using or accessing the database.

All individual memberships expire at the end of the calendar year, and thus should be renewed annually.  If you are currently an ASB member with a question about dues or journal subscriptions, please contact the Treasurer.  If you want to order Elsevier journals through ASB, please contact the Communications Chair.  

Further information concerning application for membership can be obtained by contacting the Secretary/Membership Chair

Member Categories

The ASB has three types of individual membership: 


Regular Members shall be individuals with an established professional reputation in biomechanics. Prospective members who are not students should apply for Regular membership.

Starting for the 2022 membership year, a new Regular Membership category has been defined for “Early Career Members”. This rate is for those individuals who have completed their terminal degree (BS, MS, PhD, DPT, MD, etc.) and have begun their career within 5 years of their terminal degree. No individual will be able to choose this category for more than 5 consecutive registrations.

NOTE: A member could pay the early career rate after completing a terminal degree, enter another educational program and pay the student rate, and then again pay the early career rate once completing their additional degree.


Student Members shall be those College and University students with a demonstrated interest in biomechanics.
As part of the application process, you will be asked for the following information:


  1. Educational Background – Students should include their current program and advisor.
  2. Professional Employment – Students should include any relevant experiences.
  3. Scholarship – Students can include courses or special projects related to biomechanics in lieu of publications.
  4. Participation (or plans to participate) in ASB conferences.
  5. Sponsors (names and ASB Membership numbers of 2 Regular members) – For students, ONLY one of the members can be a Student member.


Emeritus membership is reserved for long-standing members of the Society who have made substantial contributions to the Society (e.g. founding members), and are designated by the Executive Board.

NOTE: Fellow status can also be bestowed on selected individual members.  Information on the criteria and benefits of individual membership are detailed below.  ASB also has two levels of corporate membership: Supporting, and Partner.  Information on the criteria and benefits of corporate membership can be obtained from the Secretary/Membership Chair.

ASB Code of Conduct

Membership in professional societies, including the American Society of Biomechanics, has implied expectations for ethical behavior in research, teaching, and service to all segments of society.

As a member of the American Society of Biomechanics, I shall:

  • honor and respect the field of biomechanics by conducting myself responsibly, ethically, and lawfully.
  • hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
  • provide truthful, accurate, relevant and evidence-based information based upon my competence in the subject matter and knowledge of the facts and will disseminate without deception.
  • abide by the basic principles of respect of persons, beneficence and justice and comply with regulations in accordance with my institutional review board.
  • endeavor to increase the knowledge in my discipline and within reasonable limits of time and finance, shall make available that knowledge, skill and training to the public for the benefit of all.
  • disclose any conflicts of interest and will review the professional work of others fairly and in confidence.
  • recognize the contributions of others and will not associate or allow the use of their name on enterprise known to be illegal, fraudulent or of questionable character.
  • participate in activities contributing to the improvement of the biomechanics community

ASB Emeritus Members

Emeritus member is reserved for long-standing members of the Society who have made substantial contributions to the Society (e.g. founding members), and are designated by the Executive Board.

Current Emeritus Members:

  • Kai-Nan An
  • James G. Andrews
  • Anne E. Atwater
  • Barry T. Bates
  • Thomas D. Brown
  • Frank L. Buczek
  • Don B. Chaffin
  • Steven A. Goldstein
  • Robert J. Gregor
  • Mary M Rodgers
  • Robert Shapiro
  • Stephen A. Wainwright
  • Charles C. Wunder
  • Felix E. Zajac