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Walter Herzog received a Diploma in Physical Education from the Federal Technical Insitute Zurich in 1977 and completed his PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Iowa in 1985. He then moved to the University of Calgary where he began a postdoctoral fellowship and shortly after became a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology. Walter is currently the Director of the Calgary Human Performance Laboratory and a Professor in Kinesiology, Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary. He is also the Canada Research Chair, Tier 1 for Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics. Walter's research covers many topics, but his primary interest and arguably his greatest scientific impact has been to understand the mechanics of muscle contraction. Walter has too many accomplishments to mention here, but some of his recent awards include the Geoffrey Dyson Career Award from the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics. Walter is one of the most highly cited biomechanics researchers to-date, with >22,500 citations to his name. He remains an active member of the International Society of Biomechanics as an elected Fellow and will host the 2019 ISB conference in his home town of Calgary.