Arash Khassetarash

Arash KhassetarashPhD candidate, University of Calgary (Canada)

01/2017-12/2020 - Calgary, Canada

Strategies to reduce the deleterious effects of downhill running (Co-Supervisor - Principal Supervisor: Dr Brent Edwards)


Arash Khassetarash is a PhD candidate in Kinesiology (Biomechanics) at the University of Calgary.  He was ranked among top 1% of students participated in national university entrance exam in Iran in 2008 following which he received governmental full tuition waving fellowship for six years of Undergrad and Master’s degrees. Arash received his Undergrad and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tabriz in Iran in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In January 2017, he joined as a PhD student to Neuromuscular Fatigue Lab under the supervision of Prof. Guillaume Millet at the University of Calgary. He is currently supervised by Prof Brent Edwards and Prof Guillaume Millet and was the recipient of Department of Kinesiology Dean’s Doctoral Studentship. In June 2020, Arash had 7 journal publications (6 as a first author). His research focuses on endurance running biomechanics and its neuromuscular/mechanical consequences in relation to running-related injuries.

Arash has practiced endurance running for over ten years.