Mont Hubbard

Mont Hubbard, PhD, FASME, FISEA, Trustee is Professor
Emeritus in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the
University of California, Davis. Throughout a 40-year career his
work has included analysis of the mechanics of sports
performance and safety, with an emphasis on snow and ice
sports including bobsled, luge and skiing. Over the last fifteen
years he has published 8 papers on the particular subject of
safety and design of terrain park ski jumps, perhaps the most
dangerous and ill considered built features at snow ski resorts.
He received the BS in Engineering Science from the US
Military Academy at West Point, an MS in Mechanical
Engineering from MIT, and PhD in Aeronautics and
Astronautics from Stanford. He received the honorary Docteur
Honoris Causa from Institut National Polytechnique de
Grenoble, in association with his work before the 1992 Winter
Olympic Games. He was given the 2005 Jim Hay Memorial
Award by the American Society of Biomechanics recognizing
originality, quality and depth of biomechanics research that
addresses fundamental research questions relevant to demands
imposed in sport and exercise. He formerly served as President
of the International Sports Engineering Association and has
worked with the F27 Snow Skiing Committee of ASTM in
developing standards for terrain park ski jumps.