PhD - Masters in Passing (ankle/foot biomechanics)
MS - Masters in Passing (ankle/foot biomechanics)
BS - Research in upper limb joints & motion
Research and teaching
Ankle and Foot During Human Locomotion
Honert researches the role of the ankle and the foot during human locomotion. He has previously examined these complex structures during normal walking and walking with prostheses. He is now examining the role of the ankle and foot during running and evaluating how footwear interventions can affect human performance.
Supervisor: Dr. Benno Nigg, PhD
(He received his masters in the same program for PhD – at Vanderbilt it was called a Masters in Passing)
Ph. D. 2019, Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, Nashville, TN, USA
Advisor: Karl Zelik
M.S. 2018, Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, Nashville, TN, USA
Advisor: Karl Zelik
Research (PhD and Masters): Ankle and foot biomechanics during human walking
B.S. 2014, Valparaiso University, Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso, IN, USA
Research Advisor: Craig Goehler
Research: Contribution of upper limb joints to everyday motions
2019 Honert, Eric C., Gerasimos Bastas, and Karl E. Zelik. “Effects of Toe Length, Foot Arch Length and Toe Joint Axis on Walking Biomechanics.” Human Movement Science. In Review.
2019 McDonald, Kirsty A., Eric C. Honert, Olivia S. Cook, and Karl E. Zelik. “Unholey Shoes: Experimental Considerations When Estimating Ankle Joint Complex Power during Walking and Running.” Journal of Biomechanics 92 (July): 61–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.05.031.
2019 Honert, Eric C., and Karl E. Zelik. “Foot and Shoe Responsible for Majority of Soft Tissue Work in Early Stance of Walking.” Human Movement Science 64 (April): 191–202.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2019.01.008.
2018 Honert, Eric C., Gerasimos Bastas, and Karl E. Zelik. “Effect of Toe Joint Stiffness and Toe Shape on Walking Biomechanics.” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/aadf46.
2018 Zelik, Karl E., and Eric C. Honert. “Ankle and Foot Power in Gait Analysis: Implications for Science, Technology and Clinical Assessment.” Journal of Biomechanics 75 (June): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.04.017.
2016 Honert, Eric C., and Karl E. Zelik. “Inferring Muscle-Tendon Unit Power from Ankle Joint Power during the Push-Off Phase of Human Walking: Insights from a Multiarticular EMG-Driven Model.” PLOS ONE 11 (10): e0163169. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0163169.
2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention. Unveiling Ankle-Toe Biomechanics: The Key to Improving Amputee Health Outcomes. Collaborators: Karl Zelik, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.
2015 Vernon John Award for Collegiate Player of the Year. Colorado Tennis Association, Denver, CO, USA.
2014 Bill Steinbrecher Sportsmanship Award. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, USA.