Robert McNeill Alexander#


Robert McNeill Alexander
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:r.m.alexander 'at' leeds.ac.uk
Membership Number:1732
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:rmcneillalexander
Homepage:http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/staff/profile.php?tag=Alexander

Robert McNeill Alexander passed away March 21, 2016.

Positions Held
  • 1999 Emeritus Professor, Univ. Leeds, UK
  • 1992 – 1999 Secretary, Zoological Society of London
  • 1969 - 1999 Professor, Zoology, Univ. Leeds, UK
  • 1958- 1969 Lecturer, Univ. College of North Wales, Bangor, UK
  • 1959 Ph.D. Zoology, Univ. Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biomechanics
  • Animal locomotion
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Tendon elasticity

Honours and Awards
  • Scientific Medal, Zoological Society of London (1969)
  • Linnean Medal, Linnean Society (1979)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society (1987)
  • Muybridge Medal, International Society for Biomechanics (1991)
  • Member, Academia Europaea (1996)
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)(2000)
  • Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2001)
  • Honorary DSc, Univ. of Aberdeen (2002)
  • Honorary Doctorate, Wageningen Univ. (2003)
  • Honorary Fellow, Zoological Society of London (2003)
  • Borelli Award, American Society for Biomechanics (2003)


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