Robert McNeill Alexander#


Robert McNeill Alexander
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1732
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Elected:1996


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


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