Young Scientist Post-Doctoral Award

Recognizing early achievements by promising young scientists.
Selection is based upon the scientific quality of the submitted material. The awardee must attend the annual ASB meeting to present their work in a special Awards session. The award consists of an engraved plaque, a check for $500, and a waiver of conference fees for the annual ASB meeting.


  • Current or pending members of the ASB at the time of submission. A person is considered eligible for the post-doctoral award if they have received their doctoral degree within five years of the annual meeting.


  • Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by an ASB member.

Submission Material

  • Letter of nomination from the department head or graduate research advisor (7 hard copies or Word document or PDF)
  • Description of the nominee's current research (limit 2 pages, Word document or PDF).  Include a statement specifying the nominee's contribution to all work described and to all accompanying publications.
  • Curriculum vitae (Word document or PDF)
  • Published papers and/or submitted manuscripts (limit 5, all PDF)
  • Abstract of original research submitted (via regular call for abstracts) to the ASB annual meeting with the nominee as first author.

Submission Instructions

  • Applications should be submitted electronically to the ASB Past-President (refer to the Executive Board).
  • All material must be submitted by the deadline shown on the Awards page.
  • Note that Young Scientist Award applicants must submit their abstract to the ASB annual meeting.

Past Award Winners

2012 Metin Yavuz Plantar Shear Stress and its Clinical Implications
2011 Paul Ivancic Effects of Anti-Whiplash Seats on Cervical Facet and Disc Kinematics During Simulated Rear Crashes
2010 Craig McGowan A Phenomenological Muscle Model to Assess History Dependent Effects in Human Movement
2009 Jae Kun Shim 3D Synergies in Handwriting
2008 Sam Ward Architectural and In Vivo Analyses Demonstrate the Unique Stabilizing Function of the Lumbar Multifidus Muscle
2007 Salvatore Federico The Effect of Collagen Fibres on Permeability of Articular Cartilage
2006 Karen L. Troy Off-Axis Loads Cause Failure of the Distal Radius at Lower Magnitudes Than Axial Loads: A Finite Element Analysis
Stefan Duma

A Computational Model Of The Pregnant Occupant: Local Uterine Compression Effects The Risk Of Fetal Injury

2004 Seth W. Donahue Bone Strength Is Not Compromised With Aging In Black Bears (Ursus americanus) Despite Annual Periods of Disuse (Hibernation)
2003 Francisco Valero-Cuevas

Task-dependent variability in human hand EMG: Evidence for optimal feedback control at the muscle level

2002 Richard R. Neptune Muscle Force Not Work Defines Muscle Contributions To Forward Progression
2001 Deanna Schmidt Asakawa Relative motion of the rectus femoris and vastus intermedius during knee extension
2000 John Wu Mechanical Anisotrophy of Articular Cartilage is Associated with Variations in Microstructures
1999 Braden Fleming The Effect of Weightbearing on Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Strain
1998 Chris Jacobs The Impact of Boundary Conditions and Mesh Size on the Accuracy of Cancellous Bone Tissue Modulus Determination Using Large Scale Finite Element Modeling
1997 Scott Yerby The Effect of Boundary Conditions On Experimentally Measured Trabecular Strain in the Thoracic Spine
1996 Ted Gross Bone Hyperemia as an Initiator of Bone Resorption
1995 Boris I. Prilutsky Biomechanical Features of the Organization of Highly Skilled Locomotor Movements

James J. Collins

Developing and Implementing Techniques and Concepts from Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Mechanics to Study the Biomechanics and Neural Control of Posture and Locomotion
1993 Joseph J. Crisco The Effect of Impactor Radius on Muscle Contusion Injury
1992 Kyriacos. A. Athanasiou Biomechanical Relationships of Normal and Degenerative Human Ankle Cartilage

Scott L. Delp

Gregory S. Berns

Effect of the Hip Center of Location on Muscle Strength

The Effect of Roofplasty and Tibial Hole Placement on Impingement of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions
1990 R.F. Kuo Effect of Defect Size on the Stress Concentration and Fracture Characteristics for a Tube with a Transverse Hole Under Torsion
1989 Kenton R. Kaufman Muscle and Joint Forces in the Knee During Isokinetic Exercise
1988 No award  
1987 Jay D. Humphrey On the Constitutive Relationship and Finite Deformation of Passive Cardiac Tissue
1986 Richard P. Mikosz Mathematical Model for the Study of Forces in the Human Knee Joint During Locomotion



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