Felipe Pivetta Carpes
Dr. Carpes is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Pampa, Brazil. He holds a PhD degree in Human Movement Sciences with pre and postdoctoral visiting periods in the University of Calgary and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is also an invited professor at the University of Valencia. Carpes is currently part of the ISB council, a member of ISBS, and has served as President of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics, in addition to other directory board roles. His research focuses on developing a basic understanding of the production and regulation of movements with studies in humans and other pre-clinical models applying this information to training and rehabilitation.
His research covers topics related to the acute effects of physical exercise on neuromuscular and cognitive systems (motor adaptations and cognitive behaviour), sports performance (neuromuscular control, kinetics, and kinematics of running, cycling, and jump-landing tasks), and soft tissue injury prevention and rehabilitation (ligaments and tendons). Carpes also dedicates itself to the popularization of science (Vice-President of The Biomechanics Initiative) and the development of biomechanics in the EDC (fomenting new research groups and societies). He believes that promoting an equitable and diverse society can leverage biomechanics research and further develop the field in an upcoming and challenging post-pandemic world.