Alaa A. Ahmed

Alaa A. Ahmed, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Physiology
354 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
phone: 303-492-6063
fax: 303-492-4009

Research Interests

  • Biomechanical and sensorimotor processes underlying human movement control and decision-making in uncertain or unstable environments.

  • Neuromechanics of postural control, loss of balance detection, and falls in young and older adults.

  • Investigating the stimulus for muscle hypertrophy using multi-scale biomechanical models of lengthening contractions during progressive resistance training.

  • See my Neuromechanics Lab Web site for frequent updates on activities of the laboratory, also summarized in my IPHY laboratory page.


Professional Experience

Honors and Awards

  • 2001-2004, NIH Predoctoral Fellowship .
  • 2003, American Society of Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics Award.
  • 2005-2006, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • 2006-2007, Whitaker Foundation International Scholar Award.
  • 2007, Royal Society, Conference Grant.
  • 2009, Junior Faculty Development Award, University of Colorado Boulder.
  • 2012, DARPA Young Faculty Award.
  • 2014, National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

Recent Publications