The Carlo J. De Luca Award

The Carlo J. De Luca Award recognizes outstanding early-career researchers who have contributed to technological advances in EMG acquisition and signal processing

Carlo J. DeLuca is widely recognized for introducing engineering principles to the field of Neurophysiology and more recently for combining principles of Motor Control with the fundamentals of Biomechanics. His research has made breakthroughs on the frontiers of neuromuscular control, signal processing, and electromyographic sensor technology. He authored 122 peer-reviewed articles, 21 book chapters, and 26 patents. His writings have been cited over 21,000 times. His body of work includes “Muscles Alive”, often referred to as the “bible of electromyography”.  Prof. De Luca made lasting contributions to ISEK. He assisted John Basmajian, his mentor, in setting up the initial structure of ISEK. He served twice as past president of ISEK (1988 and 1990) and organized the highly successful ISEK 1979 Congress in Boston. Under his presidency he established the Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology and served as its Editor-in-Chief.  Professor De Luca believed strongly in providing opportunities for young investigators and trained more than forty M.S. and Ph.D. students. Many of these individuals are now leading researchers and engineers in the field.

De Luca Award Nominations 2022

Open: August 23 – September 15, 2021

ISEK is pleased to invite nominations for the novel Carlo J. De Luca Award. This honor recognizes outstanding early-career researchers who have contributed to technological advances in EMG acquisition and signal processing.

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Qualifications

An individual who:

  • Contributed to technological advances that have advanced EMG acquisition, signal processing, or fundamental understanding,
  • Must have received PhD less than 8 years prior to the next ISEK Congress. Extensions will be considered for leave due to personal of family obligations that impede the career trajectory.
  • Ideally is a member of ISEK, but not essential.

Nomination

We encourage members to recognize the current diversity in our field when making nominations. To nominate an individual or self-nominate, please submit the following:

  • Nominations should include a brief description of the nominee’s most significant technical accomplishments (500 words or less),
  • CV of the nominee.

Nominations are due by September 15, 2021

Nominations should be submitted via email to the Society at: