Published: June 14, 2019

Woiuter HoogkamerWouter Hoogkamer, Ph.D. has been selected to receive the 2019 Post Doctoral Young Scientist Award from the International Society of Biomechanics.  Dr. Hoogkamer is a post-doctoral research associate in the Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He uses a comprehensive approach to study human locomotion, integrating neurophysiology, biomechanics and energetics. Dr. Hoogkamer's work covers t  he full health spectrum, from the neuromechanics of split-belt walking in individuals with cerebellar damage to the biomechanics and energetics of elite marathon runners. After obtaining master's degrees in Civil Engineering and Human Movement Sciences in the Netherlands, he moved to Leuven, Belgium where he earned his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences, before moving to Colorado in 2015. Dr. Hoogkamer is passionate about mentoring students and is an avid runner. He recently accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he will be starting in the fall of 2019.  Read more about the ISB, the annual meeting and the other awardees.