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Rik Huiskes gained his MSc (1974) and PhD (1979) degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. In 1985 he was appointed full Professor in musculoskeletal biomechanics and Director of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Nijmegen. In 2001 he became a full-time professor of Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, and a part-time professor at the Dept. of Orthopedics of the Medical Faculty, University of Maastricht. Rik was an Academy Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science, and was a member of the USA National Academy of Engineers. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomechanics for 30 years. Rik’s research interests included bone remodelling, osteoporosis, mechanobiology, and joint and ligament replacement. Rik passed away in 2010.