• We promote science and education at the interface of biology and engineering.

    US National Committee on Biomechanics

    Ellen Kuhl, Chair

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering,

    Stanford University

    Susan Margulies, Vice-Chair

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Jeff Holmes, Secretary

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, University of Virginia

    Gerard Ateshian, Chair 2016-2018

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

    Jay Humphrey, Chair 2014-2016

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

    Geert Schmid-Schönbein, Chair 2011-2014

    Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego

    David Butler, Chair 2009-2011

    Professor of Bioengineering, University of Cincinnati 

    Roger Kamm, Chair 2006-2009

    Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Steve Goldstein, Chair 2003-2006

    Professor of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan


    David Meaney, Member-at-Large

    Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

    Wendy Murray, Member-at-Large

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University


    Lori Setton, Member-at-Large

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

    Scott Simon, Member-at-Large

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis

    Ross Ethier, Member-at-Large, 2010-2016

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Cheng Zhu, Member-at-Large 2009-2014

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    US National Committee on Biomechanics

    Executive Committee

    Ellen Kuhl - Chair

    Susan Margulies - Vice Chair

    Jeff Holmes - Secretary

    Gerard Ateshian - Past Chair

    Members at Large

    David Meaney - since 2018

    Wendy Murray - since 2013

    Lori Setton - since 2018

    Scott Simon - since 2013

    Society Representatives

    Duane Arola - Society of Experimental Mechanics

    Markus Buehler - American Society of Civil Engineering

    Scott Delp - American Society of Biomechanics

    Cheng Dong - Biomedical Engineering Society

    Bob Guldberg - TERMIS-NA

    Mark Grabiner - American College of Sports Medicine

    Jim Grotberg - American Physiological Society

    Ed Guo - Orthopedic Research Socieity

    Deborah Leckband - Biophysical Society

    K.T. Ramesh - Engineering Science and Mechanics

    Tim Secomb - Microcirculation Society

    David Vorp - American Society of Mechanical Engineering

    Brief History of USNCB

    Read the historical perspective of past USNCB Chairs reflecting on the period of their tenure.

    Leadership

    Ellen Kuhl since 2018
    Gerard Ateshian 2016-2018
    Jay Humphrey 2014–2016
    Geert Schmid–Schonbein 2011–2014
    David Butler 2009–2011
    Roger Kamm 2006–2009
    Steve Goldstein 2003–2006
    Robert Spilker 2000–2003
    Mort Friedman 1997–2000
    Savio Woo 1994–1997
    Van Mow 1991–1994
    Robert Nerem 1988–1991
    Richard Skalak 1985–1988
    Albert Schultz 1982–1985

    By-Laws

    The U.S. National Committee on Biomechanics was  formed on April 21, 1982 at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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