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Mont Hubbard elected inaugural Fellow of ISEA

Posted on: August 23, 2012

The International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) has elected Mont Hubbard as one of the organization's two inaugural Fellows. The ISEA has spent the last two decades establishing sports engineering as a distinct discipline within engineering. This honor recognizes Hubbard’s exceptional achievements in the field.

A professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis, Hubbard graduated from the US Military Academy, received his masters degree from MIT, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research is focused on the mechanics of sports and he serves as the director of the Sports Biomechanics Laboratory at UC Davis.

Hubbard’s Sports Biomechanics Laboratory has published numerous articles on its work investigating human physical capabilities. Journal papers from the lab have covered many sports topics, including the basketball free throw, optimal technique for hitting homeruns, bungee jumping chord design, and dynamic simulation of the thoroughbred forelimb during the stance phase of gallop. Through sponsorships with the organizations such as of United States Olympic Committee, American Baseball Coaches Association, NASA Ames Research Center, IBM, and the NSF, Hubbard’s work has increased the knowledge base for the field of sports engineering.

Based in Sheffield, UK, the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) serves the rapidly growing community of sports engineering academics and practitioners by promoting the field of sports engineering through information sharing between members; publication of the journal Sports Engineering; production of the biannual conference, The Engineering of Sport; and support of the biannual conference the Asia-Pacific Conference on Sports Technology. We invite you to contribute your work to our journal and conferences.

More information:
UC Davis Sports Biomechanics Laboratory
International Sports Engineering Association