Dr. Richard Brandt , CEO


Education and positions

  • SB in Physics from MIT in 1963

  • Ph.D. in Physics from MIT in 1966

  • Professor of Physics at NYU, since 1971 (retired 2005)

  • Director of Sport Science Research Center at NYU, since 1977

  • President of Sport Science Inc., since 1983

Relevant dates

  • 1975, introduced course "Physics and Sports" at NYU

  • 1977, introduced course "Physics of the Human Body" at NYU

  • 1977, established Sport Science Research Center at NYU

  • 1983, founded Sport Science Inc.

  • 1994, proposed BPF bat performance standard to softball organizations

  • 1995, bat performance standard adopted by USSSA, etc.

  • 1998, bat performance standard adopted by ASA

  • 1998, response time safety study for SGMA

  • 2000, bat performance standard system licensed by SGMA

  • 2001, bat performance standard adopted by Little League Baseball

  • 2004, bat performance standard system licensed by SGMA-ASA

  • 2009, bat performance standard system licensed by University of Mass.

  • 2014, bat performance standard system licensed by USA Baseball

Partial list of invited presentations

  • PHYSICS OF BASEBALL BATS, colloquium at University of Maryland, 3/15/98

  • OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS, talk at NY Academy of Sciences, 5/13/98

  • RESPONSE TIMES FOR HIGH-SPEED BALL DEFLECTIONS IN BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL, report to SGMA, 10/19/98

  • BAT PERFORMANCE AND PLAYER SAFETY IN COLLAGE BASEBALL, talk at NCAA baseball conference, 3/11/99

  • THE PHYSICS OF BASEBALL, talk at the Centennial Meeting of the American Physical Society, 3/23/99

  • PROPOSED STANDARDS FOR HIGH-SCHOOL BASEBALL BATS AND BALLS, talk at annual meeting of the National Federation of High School Baseball Associations, 7/17/99

  • BAT PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND PLAYER RESPONSE TIMES IN SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL, talk at SGMA annual meeting, 9/25/99

  • MEASURING AND RESTRICTING BASEBALL BAT PERFORMANCE: talk at LISSA meeting, 6/20/01

 

 


   Partial list of issued and pending patents


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