One way in which ESB promotes excellence in Biomechanics is by recognition of outstanding members with prestigious awards given at the ESB Congress.

Further information is available at:

For enquiries and award submission contact the chair of the Awards Committee: Prof. Dr. William R. Taylor: [email protected]

All awards have a deadline of January 31st, 2015, unless otherwise stated.

Huiskes Medal for Biomechanics:

The most prestigious award of the ESB, given to senior researchers, who have contributed significantly to biomechanics throughout their careers, nominated by at least two ESB members. The awardee will be presented with a medal and requested to provide an award keynote lecture at the ESB Congress.

Best Doctoral Thesis in Biomechanics:

Candidates who have had their Ph.D. defence between December 1st  2013 and January 31st 2015 can submit an application; selection will be based on the Ph.D. thesis (written in English) and CV. The winner will present a keynote lecture at the ESB Congress and receive an honorarium of €2,000.
“To apply for this award please click here

ESB Student Awards:

One first prize and three runner-up awards will be given to students selected from eligible submitted abstracts. The award consists of a certificate for each winner, €1000 for the first prize and €250 for the runners-up donated by Elsevier Science Ltd.

ESB Poster Award:

All posters with an ESB member as first author are eligible. The award consists of a certificate for the winner and an amount of 300 € donated by Bertec Corporation.

ESB Travel Awards:

For ESB student members or who have not more than 5 years post doctoral experience and have a paper accepted for the ESB Congress. The award consists of a certificate and an amount of 400 € to be used for travel to attend the ESB Congress.


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