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Dr. Hans Kainz

Assistant Professor
Head of the Neuromechanics Research Group
Department for Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Computer Science in Sport
University of Vienna, Auf der Schmelz 6a, 1150 Vienna


Dr. Hans Kainz received his Mag. rer. nat. (equal to MSc) in Sport Science from the University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria) in 2010 and a MSc in Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (Vienna, Austria) in 2012. He then completed his PhD in Biomechanics at Griffith University (Gold Coast, Australia) in 2016. From 2014 to 2016 Dr. Kainz worked as a rehabilitation engineer at the Gait Laboratory of the Queensland Children‘s Hospital (Brisbane, Australia). Afterwards, from 2017 to 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium). Since March 2020 Dr. Kainz is an Assistant-Professor in Neuromechanics at the University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria), where he established the Neuromechanics Research Group.

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  1. 2013 - 2016

    PhD in Biomechanics

    Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australis; Mentor: Prof David Lloyd and Dr Christopher Carty
  2. 2010 - 2012

    MSc in Engineering

    Rehabilitation Technology Program University of Applied Science Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria
  3. 2005 - 2010

    Mag.rer.nat. (equal to MSc) in Sport Science

    University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria; Mentor: Prof Peter Augat

Professional Appointments

  1. Since 2020
    Assistant Professor in Neuromechanics
    University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  2. 2017 - 2020
    Post-doctoral research fellow
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship; Mentor: Prof Ilse Jonkers
  3. 2014 - 2016
    Rehabilitation Engineer
    Gait Laboratory of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Austrialia
  4. 2010 - 2013
    Research Assistant
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Vienna, Austria
  5. 2012
    Research scholar
    Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, USA

Awards & Prizes

  • 2020
    Clinical Biomechanics Award