The University of Texas at Austin
College of Engineering


Winner, Seventeenth Annual University Co-op George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence, Austin, TX, 2016.

Soltau, S.L., Slowik, J.S., Requejo, P.S., Mulroy, S.J. and Neptune, R.R. (2016). An investigation of bilateral symmetry during manual wheelchair propulsion.

Winner, Journal of Biomechanics Award, American Society of Biomechanics, Gainesville, FL, 2012.

Fey, N.P., Klute, G. and Neptune, R.R. (2012). Simulation predictions of prosthetic foot and muscle function in response to altered foot stiffness during below knee amputee gait. Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 15-18, Gainesville, FL.

Winner, Popular Choice Research Award, American Society of Biomechanics, Long Beach, CA, 2011.

Fey, N.P., Klute, G. and Neptune, R.R. (2011). Response of below-knee amputee muscle activity to changes in energy storage and return foot stiffness using additive manufacturing. Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 10-13, Long Beach, CA.

 

Post-doctoral Young Scientist Award, American Society of Biomechanics, Providence, RI, 2010 (Dr. Craig McGowan).

McGowan, C.P., Neptune, R.R. and Herzog, W. (2010). A phenomenological muscle model to assess history dependent effects in human movement. Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 18-21, Providence, RI.

1st Place, Graduate Collegiate Poster Competition. The Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2009.

Silverman, A.K. and Neptune, R.R. (2009). Individual muscle function in below-knee amputee walking. The Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference, October 15-17, Long Beach, CA.

2nd Place, Graduate Collegiate Poster Competition. The Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2009.

Ventura, J.D., Fey, N.P., Klute, G.K., Neptune, R.R. (2009). An energy storage and return prosthetic ankle for amputees in developing countries. The Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference, October 15-17, Long Beach, CA.

Winner, Tenth Annual University Co-op George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence, Austin, TX, 2009.

Beaman, C.B., Peterson, C.L., Neptune, R.R. and Kautz, S.A. (2009). Differences in Self-Selected and Fastest Comfortable Walking in Post-stroke Hemiparetic Persons.

Innovation Grand Prize, Chair of Free Enterprise Paper and Presentation Competition, Graduate and Industry Networking Conference, Austin, TX, 2009.

Ventura, J.D. and Neptune, R.R. (2009). The design and testing of a novel prosthetic ankle. Graduate and Industry Networking Conference, Feb 17, Austin, TX.

1st Place , Computation & Simulation, Signal Processing, and System Control Division, Graduate Research Poster Competition. The University of Texas Graduate and Industry Networking Conference, Austin, TX, 2008.

Silverman, A.K., Neptune, R.R., Walden, J.G., Rogers, W. and Bosker, G. (2008). Biomechanical compensatory mechanisms in below-knee amputee gait in response to increasing steady-state walking speeds. Graduate and Industry Networking Conference, February 13, Austin, TX.

1st Place , Graduate Collegiate Category, Collegiate Poster Competition, The Society of Women Engineers National Conference, Nashville, TN, 2007.

Ranes, A.K., Neptune, R.R., Walden, J.G., Rogers, W. and Bosker, G. (2007). Biomechanical compensatory mechanisms in below-knee amputee gait in response to increasing steady-state walking speeds. The Society of Women Engineers National Conference, October 25-27, Nashville, TN.

Finalist, Collegiate Poster Competition. The Society of Women Engineers National Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2006.

Ranes, A. K., Neptune, R.R., Walden, J.G., Rogers, W. and Bosker, G. (2006). Biomechanical compensatory mechanisms in below-knee amputee gait with increasing walking speed. The Society of Women Engineers National Conference, October 12-14, Kansas City, MO.

Honorable Mention, MS Paper Competition, ASME 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail, CO, 2005.
Goldberg, E.J. and Neptune, R.R. (2005). Compensatory strategies in response to muscle decreased muscle strength during normal walking. American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-26, Vail, CO.

Finalist, Komor Award, 10th International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Cleveland, OH, 2005.
Zmitrewicz, R., Neptune, R.R. and Sasaki, K. (2005). Mechanical power analysis of unilateral transtibial gait: contributions from individual muscles and energy storage and return prostheses. 10th International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, July 28-30, Cleveland, OH.

Finalist, Young Investigator Award Paper, International Society of Biomechanics XXth Congress, Cleveland, OH, 2005.
Higginson, J.S., Zajac, F.E., Neptune, R.R., Kautz, S.A. and Delp, S.L. (2005). Reduced plantarflexor contributions to support in post-stroke hemiparetic gait. International Society of Biomechanics XXth Congress, August 1 - 5, Cleveland, OH.

Runner-up, Louis C. Sheppard Award for the Best Poster Presentation, 22nd Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX, 2005.
Goldberg, E.R. and Neptune, R.R. (2005). Compensatory strategies in walking due to decreased rate of force development and increased hip stiffness. 22nd Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, The Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology. February 10-11, Houston, TX.


The da Vinci Award for Applied Research, The Engineering Society of Detroit and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter, 2004.

Finalist, Best Paper Award, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society's, Wilmington, DE, 2003.

Higginson, J.S., Zajac, F.E., Kautz, S.A., Neptune, R.R., Delp, S.L. and Burgar, C.G. (2003). Can intrinsic mechanics of equinus result in knee extension? 8th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, April 25-28, Wilmington, DE.


Finalist, Best Paper Award, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society's, Sacramento, CA, 2001.
Neptune, R.R., Kautz, S.A., and Zajac, F.E. (2001). The functional role of the ankle plantar flexors during normal walking. 6th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, April 25-28, Sacramento, CA.

Finalist, Calgary Award in Sports Biomechanics, XVIIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Calgary, Canada, 1999.
Neptune, R.R. and Herzog, W. (1999). The association between negative muscle work and preferred pedaling rates. International Society of Biomechanics XVIIth Congress, August 8 - 13, Calgary, Canada.

Nike Basic Research Prize. Third Footwear Symposium, XVIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Tokyo, Japan, 1997.
Wright, I.C., Neptune, R.R. and Bogert, A.J. van den (1997). The regulation of impact forces in running. Third International Symposium on Footwear Biomechanics August 21 - 23, Tokyo, Japan.