Ale the scientist

AleEDUCATION – I studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Padua (Italy) and took my Master’s Degree in 2009. From 2006 to 2013 I worked as a freelance Motorsport Race Engineer, with a specialisation in Race Car’s Vehicle Dynamics and Suspension System design. Since January 2013 I am a PhD student in the department of Training and Movement Sciences at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. Since January 2017 I am research fellow and lecturer in the same department. My research focuses on motor control of locomotion, with a specific interest on running. The most important topics I deal with are motor control, foot strike patterns, barefoot running and running economy. Here you can find a list of the publications I authored, with the link to download them, when available (opens in new tab).

Peer-reviewed publications

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A., Eckardt, N., Kibele, A. & Arampatzis, A. Challenging human locomotion: stability and modular organisation in unsteady conditions. (Submitted).

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A., Janshen, L., Baltzopoulos, V. & Arampatzis, A. The Influence of Footwear on the Modular Organization of Running. Front. Physiol. 8, 958 (2017).

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A., Janshen, L., Baltzopoulos, V. & Arampatzis, A. On the Methodological Implications of Extracting Muscle Synergies from Human Locomotion. Int. J. Neural Syst. 27, 1750007 (2017).

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A. & Arampatzis, A. A Pressure Plate-Based Method for the Automatic Assessment of Foot Strike Patterns During Running. Ann. Biomed. Eng. 44, 1646–1655 (2016).

Bohm, S., Marzilger, R., Mersmann, F., Santuz, A. & Arampatzis, A. Operating length and velocity of human vastus lateralis muscle during walking and running. (Submitted).

Ekizos, A., Santuz, A. & Arampatzis, A. Transition from shod to barefoot alters dynamic stability during running. Gait Posture 56, 31–36 (2017).

Janshen, L., Santuz, A., Ekizos, A. & Arampatzis, A. Modular control during incline and level walking in humans. J. Exp. Biol. 220, 807–813 (2017).

Conference proceedings

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A. & Arampatzis, A. Effects of exercise-induced changes in muscle mechanical advantage on energy cost and modular organisation of running. in 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (2017).

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A., Baltzopoulos, V. & Arampatzis, A. Modular organisation of shod and barefoot running. in Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology 33, 205–206 (2017).

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A. & Arampatzis, A. Changing lower limb’s muscle mechanical advantage during running: effects on energy cost and modular organisation. in 25th International Congress of Physical Education and Sport Science (2017).

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A., Janshen, L., Baltzopoulos, V. & Arampatzis, A. Foot strike patterns and modular organisation during running: a methodological and experimental study. in 22nd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (2016).

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A., Eckardt, N., Kibele, A. & Arampatzis, A. Motor modules are not fully preserved during uneven-ground locomotion. in 11th joint Conference on Motor Control & Learning, Biomechanics & Training (eds. Wiemeyer, J. & Seyfarth, A.) 21–23 (2016).

Santuz, A., Janshen, L., Ekizos, A. & Arampatzis, A. On the methodological implications of using the muscle synergies concept. in XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (2015).

Santuz, A., Janshen, L., Ekizos, A. & Arampatzis, A. Influence of the factorisation criteria on the muscle synergies assessment. in DVS 2015 Sektion Biomechanik 96 (2015).

Santuz, A., Ekizos, A. & Arampatzis, A. A new pressure plate-based method for foot strike patterns evaluation. in 19th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science 28 (2014).

Ekizos, A., Santuz, A., Eckardt, N., Kibele, A. & Arampatzis, A. Challenging locomotion: stability and modular organization in perturbed running. in 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (2017).

Ekizos, A., Santuz, A. & Arampatzis, A. Transition from shod to barefoot alters dynamic stability during running. in Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology 33, 206 (2017).

Eckardt, N., Santuz, A., Ekizos, A., Arampatzis, A. & Kibele, A. Kinematic strategies to keep an unchanged margin of stability during treadmill running on an even and uneven surface. in 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2017).

Ekizos, A., Santuz, A. & Arampatzis, A. Altered neuromuscular control during barefoot running: a methodological and experimental approach. in 21st annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (2016).

Ekizos, A., Santuz, A. & Arampatzis, A. Reliability of local dynamic stability assessment during running. in 11th joint Conference on Motor Control & Learning, Biomechanics & Training 24–27 (2016).

Ekizos, A., Santuz, A. & Arampatzis, A. Decreased local dynamic stability during barefoot running. in 7th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Biomechanics (2016).

Janshen, L., Santuz, A., Ekizos, A. & Arampatzis, A. Muscle synergies in level and inclined walking. in XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (2015).

Ekizos, A., Santuz, A. & Arampatzis, A. Vertical and medio-lateral displacement in barefoot and shod running. in DVS 2015 Sektion Biomechanik 32, (2015).

Janshen, L., Santuz, A., Ekizos, A. & Arampatzis, A. Muskelsynergien beim Gehen mit und ohne Steigung. in DVS 2015 Sektion Biomechanik 103 (2015).