Antonie Johannes van den Bogert (Ton van den Bogert), Ph.D.
 Title: PH Endwed Chr & Professor
 Dept: Mechanical Engineering
 Office: FH 104
 Phone: 216-687-5329
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 104, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
biomechanics, rehabilitation, sports, orthopaedics, prosthetics, exoskeletons, control
M.S., Physics, University of Utrecht, 1985
Ph.D., Biomechanics, University of Utrecht, 1989
Brief Bio:
Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert currently holds the Parker-Hannifin Endowed Chair in Human Motion and Control in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University.  He has previously been on the faculty at the University of Calgary (1993-1998) and the Cleveland Clinic (1998-2010).  

His academic degrees are from the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), including a BS/MS degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics, and a PhD degree in Veterinary Science for work on locomotion in horses.

For most of his career, Ton has worked on computational modeling of human movement and computer-aided movement analysis, with applications in rehabilitation, sports, and animation. His work has been supported by numerous federal grants and by contracts with industry. Ton has served as President of the International Society of Biomechanics and also well known as the moderator of Biomch-L, an online discussion forum on human and animal movement science.  He has published over 130 journal articles and book chapters, and sits on the editorial boards of three scientific journals. Notable awards are the Sports Injury Research Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2004), and a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2005.

Current research interests are (1) control of powered prosthetic and orthotic devices, (2) optimal design of sports equipment, and (3) analysis of human motion and muscle function.