HaakeProfessor Steve Haake
Director of the Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Sheffield Hallam University
Steve is director of the Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University. After receiving a 1st in Physics from Leeds University he lectured for fifteen years on mechanical engineering, founded the International Sports Engineering Association, the journal Sports Engineering and the international conference Engineering of Sport (of which the first two were held in Sheffield). He is a member of the Technical Commission of the International Tennis Federation advising on the effect of equipment design on the rules of tennis, and is a consultant to Adidas. He was awarded an EPSRC Senior Media Fellowship in 2010 which he will use to promote the public understanding of science during the London 2012 Olympics. He appears regularly on BBC radio.