Professor Steve Haake
Professor Steve Haake is Director of the Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University, which employs around 35 staff and researchers.
Originally gaining a 1st in Physics at Leeds University he lectured for fifteen years in Mechanical Engineering and founded the International Sports Engineering Association, the journal Sports Engineering and the International Conference on the Engineering of Sport (of which the first two were held in Sheffield).
He has edited 9 books, given over a dozen keynotes and contributed to around 180 journal and conference papers on sports engineering. He is a member of the Technical Commission of the International Tennis Federation advising on the effect of equipment design on the rule of tennis, and is a consultant to Adidas.
Steve was awarded an EPSRC Senior Media Fellowship in 2010 which he is using to promote the public understanding of science and appears regularly on national radio and TV.
Haake, S.J., Foster, L. & James, D. (2013) "An improvement index to quantify the evolution of performance in running", Journal of Sports Sciences, Published online.
Allen, T., Ibbitson, J. & Haake, S.J. (2012) "Spin generation during an oblique impact of a compliant ball on a non-compliant surface", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, Part P: Vol. 226 (2), pp. 86-95.
Driscoll, H., Kirk, B., Koerger, H. & Haake, S.J. (2012) "Influence of outsole design on centre of rotation during turning movements", Proceedings of 9th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, Vol. 34, pp. 301-306.
Dunn, M., Wheat, J., Miller, S., Haake, S.J. & Goodwill, S.R. (2012) "Reconstructing 2D planar coordinate3s using linear and non-linear techniques", 30th Annual Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Vol. 3, pp. 380-383.
Foster, L., James, D. & Haake, S.J. (2012) "Influences of full body swimsuits on competitive performance", Proceedings of 9th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, Vol. 34, pp. 712-717.
Haake, S.J., Milligan, A. & Scurr, J. (2012) "Can measures of strain and acceleration be used to predict breast discomfort during running", Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, Published online before print August 2012.
Haake, S.J., Allen, T., Jones, A., Spurr, J. & Goodwill, S.R. (2012) "Effect of inter-string friction on tennis ball rebound", Proceedings of IMechE, Part J: Vol. 226 (7), pp. 626-635.
Allen, T., Haake, S.J. & Goodwill, S.R. (2011) "Effect of tennis racket parameters on a simulated groundstroke", Journal of Sports Science, Vol. 29 (3), pp. 311-325.
Choppin, S.B., Goodwill, S.R. & Haake, S.J. (2011) "Impact characteristics of the ball and racket during play at the Wimbledon qualifying tournament", Journal of Sports Engineering, Vol. 13 (4), pp. 163-170.
Driscoll, H., Kirk, B, Holmes, C., Koerger, H. & Haake, S.J. (2011) "Tracking of foot movement during sprinting in studded footwear", Proceedings of the 10th Footwear Biomechanics Symposium, Germany, Vol. 3, Supplement 1, pp. 51-53.
Foster. L., James, D. & Haake, S.J. (2011) "The influence of the Olympic Games on athletic performance", 3rd International Conference on Mathematics in Sport, pp. 37-43, June 2011.
Haake, S.J. & Scurr, J. (2011) "A method to estimate strain in the breast during exercise", Journal of Sports Engineering, Vol. 14 (1), pp. 49-56.
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