We are pleased to present our Spring Newsletter with the latest ESB news, additional contributions of our awarded researchers, and of our corporate members.
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Message from the President
The connection between Jürgen Habermas, one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and the ESB may seem a bit far-fetched. In fact, I admit that it purely relies on coincidence, being the fact that he visited Leuven a few weeks ago, which happens to be the place where I live and work.
19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics 25-28th August, Patras Greece
The 19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics will be held at the Congress & Cultural Center of the University of Patras, located at the Entrance of the University, overlooking the straits of the Corinthian and Patras Gulfs.
Other Meeting Announcements: Endorsed meetings and Save the Date ESB 2014
The 20th ESB Congress will be held at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston Massachusetts within the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics from July 6-11, 2014.
At the ESB we have a new initiative: The ESB Mobility Award. Young researchers, take the chance to get to visit a foreign lab! The ESB Mobility Grant aims to provide ESB members with financial assistance to carry out collaborative research in a foreign country as part of their PhD or early postdoctoral research.
In this Section, you will find the report of a research stay at JHU – from Aurélie Carlier and some of the activities that will take place for the students at the 19th Congress of the ESB in Patras.
The membership of the European Society of Biomechanics is steadily increasing. Total membership is now 933. This includes 644 active members, 241 student members, 35 senior members, 7 honorary members, 6 corporate members.
A tribute to Prof. Lawrence Katz
It is with great sadness that we report to you the death of prof. J. Lawrence Katz, senior member of the ESB. Larry Katz has made pioneering contributions to the field of bone and dental biomechanics, among others by the use of acoustic microscopy and ultrasound. As a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he worked at the interface between biomaterials, biomechanics and biophysics. An interview with Larry Katz, dating from 1999 as part of the IEEE Global History Network can be found here. He will be truly missed.
ESB Chapters News
The latest news of the ESB Italian Chapter have been summarized in this section.
The Second Meeting of the Spanish Chapter took place in Seville on 25th October 2012. More than 60 Spanish researchers attended and 36 oral presentations took place at the 2nd Meeting.
Please note that any ESB active or student member in good standing and affiliated to an organisation located in Italy/Spain is also a rightful member of the Italian/Spanish National Chapter of the ESB. The same applies to corporate members whose legal site is located in Italy/Spain, and to honorary and senior members who are resident in Italy/Spain. ESB members of Italian/Spanish nationality, but working or resident in other countries, can also join the Chapter by sending a request to the President of the Chapter.
Two of our corporate members have a contribution for this Spring Newsletter:
- BAASYS presents part of their main activities in this Spring Newsletter.
- Materialise presents its latest release.