General News

Introducing the ISEA International Lecture Series on Sports Engineering

We are delighted to introduce the ISEA International Lecture Series on Sports Engineering. The lecture series aims to disseminate research activities carried out within the field of sports engineering. The topics covered will include, but not be limited to, biomechanics, development and/or testing of sports equipment, sport performance monitoring, safety and injury prevention.

Once per month, well-known speakers from all over the world will be invited to the lecture series to present their advances in sports engineering related projects. Given the international nature of this event, talk times will be determined based on the time zone of the invited speaker.

Our first lecture will be held on 26th June 2023 where Professor Steph Forrester (Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University, UK) will give a talk on Player-Surface Traction on Synthetic Turf Pitches. In addition, she will take the opportunity to invite attendees to the upcoming ISEA2024 – 15th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport taking place at Loughborough University from 8-11th July 2024.

If you want to nominate yourself as a future speaker or just want to know more please feel free to get in touch with us!

The Lecture Series is organised by the ISEA Outreach Committee:

Giuseppe Sanseverino

Akihiro Matsuda

Patrick Drane

Special Session on Design for Sports Engineering at the International Conference ADM 2023

Abstracts are being invited for a special session on Design for Sports Engineering at the International Conference ADM 2023 at the University of Florence, Italy between 6-8th September 2023.

The deadline for submission for the special session is 15th February 2023 and can be submitted via email to Giuseppe Sanseverino and Teodorico Caporaso

Website – ADM 2023

Winners of the 2022 Student Project Competition

Many congratulations to this years winners! Also, thank you to everyone that submitted.

1st place – Johannes Urlbauer

2nd place – Stefan Andreas Petter

3rd place – Tobias Salm

Forging a Career in Sports Engineering: How to Find Your Personal Path

Sport is your passion and you love science and technology?

What!!! You have never heard anything about sports engineering?

Well, great that you do now, because it really is a thing and it is pretty amazing!!!

If you are interested in how to become a successful sports engineer yourself, then join us for the open Students and Education Session at the ISEA Engineering of Sport 14 Conference – the official conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA).


WHEN: 8th June 2022, 13:00 EDT (UTC/GMT -4:00)

WHERE: On-site and online (link TBA soon)

WHO: All students and early-career sports engineers

WHAT: During the session, a panel of experienced sports engineers from industry and academia will talk about their personal path and answer your questions about how to become a sports engineer yourself.

COSTS: Free online participation

MODERATOR: Jonathan Shepherd (PING, ISEA President)

PANEL: Nadine Lippa (Wilson Sporting Goods), Kim Blair (Re:Build Manufacturing), Tom Allen (Manchester Metropolitan University, Sports Engineering Journal Editor-in-chief), Patrick Mayerhofer (Simon Fraser University, ISEA Student Representative)

For more information and to register, please visit

2021 Student Project Competition- Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Student Project Competition. Please see below the top 3 entries and follow the links to view their winning submissions.

1st place – Elias Kaj Wallnoefer, Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
2nd place – Dominic Hoelbling, University of Vienna
3rd place – Anika Stöhr – Chemnitz University