Dirkjan Veeger

VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Dirkjan Veeger has positions at the Department of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and the Section of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology. After obtaining his masters in human movement sciences in 1984, Veeger continued his studies in London, where he obtained his M.S. degree in ergonomics from University College London. Since 1986, Veeger has been affiliated to the Department of Human Movement Sciences, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1992 in biomechanics of wheelchair propulsion. In 2000, Veeger was appointed as an Associate Professor at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology, where he is responsible for research in the area of shoulder biomechanics. In December 2009, he was appointed Full Professor of musculoskeletal mechanics. Veeger’s main research interest lies in the field of musculoskeletal mechanics and especially the upper extremity. The most profound research subject is the relationship between structure and function, which has been applied to the shoulder in wheelchair propulsion, the effect of surgical interventions such as tendon transfers on muscle function, and ADL. Veeger is past Chair of the International Shoulder Group, a technical group of the International Society of Biomechanics. Additional information can be found at http://www.move.vu.nl/members/dirk-jan-veeger/ and http://homepage.tudelft.nl/g6u61/index.htm.

Biography Updated on 10 September 2013

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