Dr. Daniel Ferris Appointed as Fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics

Dr. Daniel Ferris, Robert W. Adenbaum Professor, has earned the prestigious title of Fellow from the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). Among the nominees for the 2023 cohort, he stands out for his exceptional professional achievements, leadership, and invaluable service to the ASB.

An ASB member since 1995, Dr. Ferris was previously honored with the 2018 ASB Founders’ Award, a testament to his dedication and contributions to the field.

His groundbreaking research on biomechanics, neural control, locomotion, and robotics has been funded by prestigious institutions such as the Army Research Laboratory and Office of Naval Research, in addition to the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

At the heart of Dr. Ferris’ research lies a focus on the biomechanics and neural control of human locomotion. His pioneering work revolves around human-machine interactions, encompassing mechanical and electrical aspects. His projects involve mobile brain imaging, robotic lower limb exoskeletons, and bionic lower limb prostheses. His overarching goal is to unravel the principles governing human movement control and learning, aiming to optimize the design of robotic devices that can seamlessly assist human walking and running.

Formal induction into the ASB Fellowship will take place during the upcoming ASB Annual Meeting in August, where Dr. Daniel Ferris will be honored for his contributions to biomechanics and his commitment to advancing human locomotion research.