Two Stanford engineers receive industry awards

Ken Salisbury

Scott Delp

SCOTT DELP, the James H. Clark Professor in the School of Engineering, has been named the 2011 recipient of the American Society of Biomechanics Borelli Award, acknowledging his outstanding career accomplishment in biomechanics. Delp is a professor of bioengineering and of mechanical engineering and, by courtesy, of orthopaedic surgery.

Named for 17th-century Italian mathematician Giovanni Borelli, considered to be the father of modern biomechanics, the Borelli Award is the most prestigious honor given by the society. Selection is based on the “originality, quality and depth of the research and the relevance” of work.

KEN SALISBURY, research professor of computer science and of surgery and, by courtesy, of mechanical engineering, has been named the 2011 winner of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production, given annually by the IEEE’s Robotics & Automation Society to recognize innovation that has evolved into a commercial product.

Salisbury was cited specifically for his “contributions to commercialization of products in medical robotics, robotics and haptics.”