Jon Slowik, Ph.D.
Jon Slowik is a Research Biomechanist at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI). He works on a wide variety of sports biomechanics projects, incorporating motion capture, advanced modeling capabilities, and/or computer simulation techniques. The primary goals of his research are 1) to reduce sports-related injuries and 2) to optimize on-field performance. In addition to his role in designing and executing these research studies, he also leads the development of innovative technologies for data collection, processing, and analysis.
Jon received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 and joined Orbital Sciences Corporation, working on the mechanical design of geosynchronous communication satellites. Jon left Orbital to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering while a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a member of the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory. His research focused on the biomechanics of wheelchair propulsion with the goal of reducing upper extremity pain and injury. Following a brief term as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh (Human Engineering Research Laboratories), he joined ASMI in late 2016.