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Stacie Ringleb Named Fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics

By Cecelia Ramirez

Stacie Ringleb, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) for her contributions to the ASB and the broader field of biomechanics. Established in 2011, the Fellow distinction recognizes scientific achievement and service to the ASB while encouraging continued service in leadership roles.

Ringleb received a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in 2003. In 1999, she received a Master of Science degree in engineering with an emphasis on mechanical engineering from Temple University. In 1997, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Orthopedic Biomechanics at the Mayo Clinic from 2003 to 2006.

From 2006 to 2007, she became a research scientist at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC) and a research assistant professor from 2007 to 2008.

In spring 2020, Ringleb and Julie Hao became the first women in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology's history to be promoted to full professor. Ringleb is also a co-chair of the college's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.

"We are very proud of Dr. Ringleb's selection as an ASB fellow. It is a well-deserved honor," said Sebastian Bawab, professor and chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at ODU. "Dr. Ringleb adds to a proud legacy of such distinction among MAE faculty where 8 of her colleagues have earned distinctions as ASME Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society Fellow, eminent scholar, eminent professor and SCHEV recipient."

Ben Stuart, interim dean of the College, believes Ringleb is poised to identify and address future challenges in fields of biomechanics, rehabilitation, and kinematics.

"Dr. Ringleb is an extraordinary academic leader who has demonstrated success in teaching and scholarly research in engineering education," he said. "Her experience as a researcher will open doors for more ingenuity unique to engineering education."

ASB was founded in 1977 to encourage and foster the exchange of information and ideas among biomechanists working in different disciplines to facilitate biomechanics' development as essential them to applied science. It has a membership of approximately 900 academic researchers, clinicians, scientists, students, and industry members working to solve basic and applied problems in the realm of biomechanics and to improve understanding of the workings of biological systems. ASB members are organized into five primary discipline categories: biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics, and human factors, and engineering and applied science.

For more information about the ASB, visit www.asbweb.org.


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