John H. Challis

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Professor of Kinesiology

Contact Information

29K Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802

814-863-3675

(fax) 814-863-4755

jhc10@psu.edu

www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/h/jhc10/Index.htm

Education

Ph.D., 1991, Biomechanics, Loughborough University of Technology, UK

Research Interests

Measurement and simulation modeling of the human musculo-skeletal system, with the aim of examining the role, function, and coordination of muscle in vivo. Development of improved biomechanical measurement protocols. 

Specializations

  • Measurement and simulation modeling of the human musculo-skeletal system
  • Examination of human segmental inertial properties
  • Development of improved biomechanical measurement protocols

Selected Publications

Infantolino, B.W., Neuberger, T., and Challis, J.H. (2012) The arrangement of fascicles in whole muscle. Anatomical Record 95:7; 1174-1180.

Challis, J.H., Winter, S.L., and Kuperavage, A.J. (2012) Comparison of male and female lower limb segment inertial properties. Journal of Biomechanics 45:15; 2690-2692.

Challis, J.H., and Domire, Z.J. (2013) Insights to vertical jumping from computer simulations. Movement & Sport Sciences - Science & Motricité (in press).

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior