Caroline Martin STMS Head of Research
Caroline Martin was a high-level tennis player (7th in France junior ranking in 2003). Following an injury to her shoulder, she became interested in sports biomechanics. She first obtained a Master of Sports Sciences (M2S) in 2006 in Computer Graphics at EPFL and a PhD degree in Biomechanics in 2013 at M2S Laboratory – University of Rennes 2. She is currently doing research in tennis biomechanics at M2S Laboratory, a laboratory specialized in sports motion capture and analysis and simulation. She is also lecturer in biomechanics, tennis, physical conditioning and physical education at the Faculty of Sport, Physical Activity, Sciences and Technologies, University of Rennes 2, France.
Her work focuses on optimization of tennis performance and injury prevention. Her research interests include 3D tennis biomechanics, influence of fatigue and epidemiology. The results of her research have been published in a lot of international journals and conferences.
Caroline Martin has been awarded the 2012 “For Women in Science” (L’Oreal, UNESCO) National Prize in Paris and the 2012 Special award at the 20th International Congress on Sports Sciences for Students at Budapest.