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Dr. Richard C. Nelson: A Facilitator and Door Opener

Benno M. Nigg

Dr. Richard Nelson contributed to the development of sport biomechanics by being an international facilitator. Together with Dr. Jürg Wartenweiler, he contributed the necessary support and input that allowed the field of Movement and Sports Biomechanics to develop and flourish.

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Dr. Richard C. Nelson: Behind the Scenes

Doris I. Miller

faculty member at the University of Washington (1973–1984), my research continued in the area of sport biomechanics. A major project focused upon the running patterns of 32 individuals with lower-extremity amputations. 2 It was carried out in cooperation with Dr. Ernie Burgess of the Prosthetics Research

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Dr Charles J. (Chuck) Dillman: A Remembrance

Robert Shapiro, Robert Gregor, and John Challis

, and Doris Miller. Working in academia, and the public and private sectors, Chuck established a legacy of excellence. During his time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he created an outstanding graduate program in Biomechanics, primarily focused on sport biomechanics; a focus he

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Remembering Richard C. Nelson: An Introduction

John H. Challis and Stephen J. Piazza

Richard (Dick) C. Nelson was the founding editor of the International Journal of Sport Biomechanics . Its first issue was published in 1985, and in 1991 it became the Journal of Applied Biomechanics . Dr. Nelson passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the age of 88 years. This special

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Lessons Learned

Robert J. Gregor

and a world-recognized scientist in sport biomechanics and neural control, is such an example. His successful career was defined by addressing questions regarding muscle function, in vivo, at a very basic science level and building collaborative interdisciplinary teams of researchers with the unique

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Dr. Richard C. Nelson: A Water Tower Remembrance

Robert Shapiro

biomechanics. Dick Nelson and Dewey Morehouse had created a sport biomechanics program at Penn State that was fast becoming one of the premier programs in the world. Soon after my arrival in State College, Dr. Peter Cavanagh arrived joining the faculty. Figure 1 —The Water Tower, which was the longtime home of

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Dr. Richard C. Nelson: The Founding Father of Biomechanics

Vladimir Zatsiorsky

scientists were not allowed to personally join international societies; only collective memberships by national societies were allowed. But at this time, the All-Union Society of Biomechanics, or Sport Biomechanics, did not exist, so for the Soviet biomechanics to join the ISB, some issues had to be resolved