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Dr.sc.nat., Dr.h.c Benno M. NIGG Co-Director, Human Performance Laboratory and Professor of Biomechanics, University of Calgary


1959-1965 Study of Physics at the Technical University of Zürich (ETH), Switzerland, and the Technical University, Hannover, West Germany
1965-1971 Instructor for Physics & Mathematics, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Switzerland
1971-1976 Research Director, Biomechanics Laboratory, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1976-1981 Director, Biomechanics Laboratory, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
since 1981 Professor of Biomechanics, Engineering-Medicine-Kinesiology, University of Calgary
Director, Human Performance Laboratory, U. of Calgary


Council member, Intern. Soc. Biomechnaic, 1979-1987
President, International Society of Biomechanics, ISB., 1983-1985
Member of the IOC Medical Commission, since 1984
Member of the World Council for Biomechanics, since 1996


among others:
Impact forces in running. Current Opinion in Orthopedics 8: 43-47, 1997
Impact forces and muscle tuning - a new paradigm. Exercise and Sport Sciences Review, 29(1), 37-41, 2001
The role of impact forces and foot pronation - a new paradigm. Clin. J. Sports Medicine, 11, 2-9, 2001
Effect of an unstable shoe construction on lower extremity gait characteristics. Cl. Biomechanics, 21:82-88, 2006


Innovation in Alberta Science Award, 1993
Olympic Order, 1998
Elected Member: International Academy of Biology and Engineering in Medicine, 1998
Doctor Honoris Causae, University of Salzburg, Austria, 2004