DateOctober 16, 2014 (Thursday)
Time12:30 - 13:30
SpeakerProf. Ravindra Goonetilleke
ModeratorGabi Wong
VenueLibrary Multi-function Room, LG4


About the Talk

The research on footwear is multidisplinary. In his book, The Science of Footwear, Prof. Goonetilleke brings together high-quality contributions from designers, biomechanists, ergonomists, engineers, podiatrists, and scientists from industry and academia. It provides a holistic view of this topic which is intriguing, yet closely relating to our everyday life. In this talk, Professor Goonetilleke will use non-technical language to discuss the importance of the design and matching of footwear in promoting people’s well-being.

The Science of Footwear is available from the Library as print book as well as electronic book (call number: TS990 .S334 2013).

Prof. Ravindra Goonetilleke Book Talk

About the Author

Prof. Ravindra Goonetilleke Portrait

Prof. Goonetilleke of HKUST’s IELM department is an expert on ergonomics. He invented the first intelligent seat. As a consultant, he worked with companies like Procter and Gamble, GM, Dow, Motorola, Honeywell and many more in establishing ergonomic controls. He was also a developer of the first PC based human modelling package, Mannequin, and led the Human Factors research group at Nike in Oregon to develop high-performance footwear.

For enquiry, please contact Gabi Wong at 2358-6782.