Benno M. Nigg

    Benno M. Nigg, Dr.sc.nat., Dr.h.c.
Room: KNB 203B
phone: (403) 220-3436
Fax: (403) 282-7637

e-mail: nigg@ucalgary.ca

Curriculum Vitae
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POSITIONS
PERSONAL INFORMATION

EDUCATION
RESEARCH INTERESTS
AWARDS AND HONOURS
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
PUBLICATIONS

 

POSITIONS

Co-Director, Human Performance Laboratory
Professor of Biomechanics
Joint appointment in the Faculties of Kinesiology, Engineering, and Medicine

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: Walenstadt, St. Gallen, Switzerland 1938
Resident: Since 1981 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Citizenship: Canada and Switzerland

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EDUCATION

1945-1950 Primary School in Zürich
1959-1965 Study of Physics at the Technical University of Zürich (ETH), Switzerland, and the Technical University, Hannover, West Germany. Final Examination: "Diploma in Experimental Physics" at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1950-1958 Humanistic Gymnasium in Einsiedeln. Final Examination: "Maturität A"
1975 Dr.sc.nat. at the ETH Zürich
1979-1985 University of Iowa, Iowa City Graduated with Ph.D. degree in Biomechanics
1976 Visiting Fellow at The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

 

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Human locomotion with main emphasis on forces on and in the locomotor system and effects produced by such forces (e.g. excessive load and injuries, positive and negative biological effects on bone, muscle, tendon, ligaments and cartilage). Research concentration on human locomotion with main emphasis on mobility and longevity. Application to clinical assessment (diagnosis and rehabilitation) and to movement related products such as orthoses, shoe insoles, sport shoes, surfaces and sport equipment.

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AWARDS AND HONOURS

Recent Awards and Honours
See Curriculum Vitae (PDF format) for a complete list

2000 Novel Millenium Awards, Munich (Nurse & Nigg)
2000 VP Research Award, University of Calgary
2002 Elected Fellow: Canadian Society for Biomechanics
2002 Career Award: Canadian Society for Biomechanics
2002 Honourary Member, Canadian Chiropractic Association
2003 Award of Excellence in Research, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
2003 University Professorship Award, University of Calgary
2003 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, University of Calgary
2003 Special Achievement Award – Health and Wellness, University of Calgary
2003 Elected Corresponding Fellow: The Swiss Academy of Medical Science
2004 Geoffrey Dyson Award, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
2004 Awarded an Hounorary Doctorate degree (Dr.h.c) from the University of Salzburg
2005 Honourary Fellowship ISBS
2007  Jim Hay Memorial Award, ASB, Stanford, California
2007  Young Investigator Award, hon. mentioning, 4th ICSS Congress, St. Christoph, Austria (Federolf)
2007  Young Investigator Award 2nd place, GOTS Munich, Germany (Jason Cheung)
2007  Honorary Professorship, Shanghai University of Sport

 

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, IOC Medical & Science Commission
Chair, Selection Committee, IOC Olympic Prize
Member, Int. Soc. Biomechanics
Member, Can. Soc. Biomechanics
Member, Am. Soc. Biomechanics
Member, Am. College of Sports Medicine
Member, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
Member, Olympic Academy of Science
Member, Swiss Academy of Medical Science
Honuorary Member, Canadian Chiropractic Association

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PUBLICATIONS

More than 290 publications in scientific journals. Author and/or editor of ten books.
To view please see Benno M. Nigg's Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)

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