Ian Smith

Postdoctoral Scholar

Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD - Kinesiology

University of Waterloo - Ontario, 2014

MSc Applied Health Sciences

Brock University - Ontario, 2007

BSc - Kinesiology

University of Waterloo - Ontario, 2005

Contact information


Kinesiology : KNB225

Research and teaching

Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

  • Exercise Physiology & Nutrition in Health & Sport:
  • Muscle Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fatigue
  • Metabolism and Physiology
  • Movement Science & Musculoskeletal Health:
  • Biomechanics
  • Cell Biomechanics
  • Force Modulation in Skeletal Muscle

Muscle Force

Smith is interested in muscle function, structure and muscle adaptation. Working in the field of biomechanics, Smith began investigating how muscle function is influenced by the cellular and molecular properties of the muscle tissue and its constituent proteins. One aspect of his research examines differences in the dynamics of muscle activation and deactivation between the onset and continuation of an activity.

The main goal of Smith's work is to identify the mechanisms which enhance and diminish force during repeated activity, and how they might relate to task demands. Smith hopes to gain some interesting teleological insights.



Dr. Walter Herzog, PhD


Ian Smith CV


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