President: Harry van Lenthe

Harry van Lenthe

KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Biomechanics Section.

Harry van Lenthe is a Full Professor of Biomechanics at the Biomechanics Section in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Leuven, Belgium.

He studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Twente, Enschede. In 2001, he received a Ph.D. in Medicine (Orthopedic Biomechanics) from Radboud University, Nijmegen. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology and at ETH Zurich, where he became Senior Research Associate in 2004. Since 2007 he has been working at KU Leuven as an Associate Professor (2007), Professor (2011) and currently as Full Professor (2015). 

Harry van Lenthe has received several awards including the European Society of Biomechanics Research Award (2000). He received a Fellowship from the Roche Research Foundation (2004), and the Young Investigator Award from the International Bone Densitometry Workshop (2004). He held the Collen-Francqui Chair 2019 at UC Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).