September 15th, 2011
BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 15, 2011 – Dr. Michael Madigan is the 2011 recipient of the Liviu Librescu Faculty Prize. The prize honors the memory of the late ESM professor, Dr. Liviu Librescu, particularly his leadership in scholarship and his service to humanity throughout his life. It is awarded annually to a "young scholar" in our department.
Dr. Madigan directs the Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Laboratory. There, the Madigan Group investigate the dynamics and neuromuscular control of human movement, and trains scientists to become leaders in the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics. He also consistently maintains high student evaluations of his teaching and mentors many undergraduate researchers.