Darren Stefanyshyn


Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD - Mechanical Engineering

University of Calgary, 1996

Contact information


Office : 403.220.8637


Kinesiology : KNB2226

Research and teaching

Movement Science and Musculoskeletal Health:

  • Biomechanics
  • Human locomotion
  • Sport performance
  • Sport injury

Research interests

Dr. Darren Stefanyshyn, PhD, tunes the properties of sport equipment to specific athlete characteristics to maximize the athlete’s performance and minimize the risk of injury. This includes identifying methods of matching sport equipment to individual athletes. 

His research group also identifies potential injury factors such as global loading characteristics associated with ankle and knee sport related injuries as well as developing an understanding of the role played by equipment, for example valuable insight was gained on the role of sport surface characteristics as well as shoe upper stiffness in lower extremity joint loading.



Darren Stefanyshyn CV

Memberships and societies

International Society of Biomechanics

Canadian Society for Biomechanics

International Society of Biomechanics Technical Group on Functional Footwear

European College of Sport Science

International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta


American Society of Biomechanics Jim Hay Memorial Award - Jim Hay Memorial

Award for Athletic Footwear Research - Nike

Golf Digest Equipment and Technology Research Award - Golf Digest

Roger Jackson Centre Faculty Contribution Award - Roger Jackson Centre

Human Performance Laboratory Faculty Leadership Award - Human Performance Laboratory