Geoff Burns

Sport Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Geoff is a postdoctoral research fellow with ESSI. He received his Ph.D in Kinesiology, studying under Ron Zernicke here in the Michigan Performance Research Lab. His work has focused on running and biomechanics, leveraging both a mathematical modeling perspective as well as applied study of patterns within high-performing individuals. Before beginning this work, he received degrees in biomedical engineering here at the University of Michigan and subsequently worked in a variety of engineering roles in the automotive, medical device, and orthopedic research fields. Outside the lab, he also trains and competes as a professional ultramarathon runner and has represented the United States at world championships over the 50km and 100km distances.