Hani Haider, Ph.D., is a Professor and Director of the Orthopaedics Biomechanics & Advanced Surgical Technologies Laboratory, at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Nebraska. He is also currently the President of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA), and Chair of the United States Technical Advisory Group and head of the US delegation to the International Organization of Standards (ISO) technical committee on implantable medical devices.
Professor Haider trained in England for a degree and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. From a fluid dynamics and mechatronics faculty teaching background at the University of Sheffield, he joined the faculty of University College London Medical School at the Centre of Biomedical Engineering in Stanmore in 1997. He produced the Instron-Stanmore Knee Simulator with its related ISO standard test method for simulation and wear testing of knee replacement systems. He was invited to join the faculty of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in March 2000.
In Nebraska, Dr. Haider has led over 90 research grants/contracts, totaling over $11M, from 32 different orthopaedic companies from the USA, Europe and Japan. He has also had 5 invention patents issued, and has presented more than 300 scientific papers in journals and international conferences. He is Chair of the USA Technical Advisory Group and Head of the US delegation to the ISO TC 150 Committee (Implants for Surgery), member of the ASTM Executive Committee and Chair of its Division II Sub-Committee (Orthopaedic Devices), Reviews/Associate Editor for the Journal of Engineering in Medicine, and President of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) and Co-Chair of its 2021 Annual Congress.
Dr. Haider has been awarded 16 different international and academic prizes in orthopaedics research and engineering. Three were university academic prizes during his student career, two as faculty from the University of Nebraska Medical Center for Special and Outstanding Professional Achievement, and one nationally for his accomplishments in Engineering. Internationally, he has received “The KLINGER International Research Prize”/Austria, and the HAP Paul Award by the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) for innovation in joint replacement technology, and “Honorary Lifetime Membership” for outstanding contributions to technology in arthroplasty and to ISTA. Dr. Haider has also received four separate prizes from ASTM International, the Robert Fairer Award, the Manny Horowitz Award, the Leroy Wyman Award and lately, the Award of Merit and the honorary title of “Fellow” of ASTM International; its highest award “For outstanding leadership and high productivity in fostering the development and promulgation of surgical implant standards”. Dr. Haider was the first recipient of the International Standards Organization (ISO) Committee Chairman’s Award for his personal contributions to International Standards Development on Implants for Surgery. He was awarded the 2018 AAOS Best Poster Prize in the Adult Knee Category, and won the “Biomechanics Award” for the best full paper in the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty in its 2018 Annual congress in London UK.