|Glen Egstrom,Ph.D., Professor (Emeritus), Department of Physiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
|The light weight and performance versatility of the Mantaray Fin will provide discriminating divers with an innovative tool that is effective under a variety of diving conditions. Well done!!” Glen Egstrom
Glen H. Egstrom Ph.D, Professor (Emeritus) at the Department of Physiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Glen Egstrom has been a professor at the Department of Physiological Sciences at UCLA since 1954. His teaching responsibilities at UCLA and as a staff member for 52 diving and aquatic medicine courses and 39 Underwater Instructor Training Courses worldwide, have focused upon performance physiology, environmental kinesiology, aquatic kinesiology, applied anatomy and biomechanical analysis. As Director of the UCLA Underwater Kinesiology Laboratory from 1964 to 2000, his research projects included the UCLA Diving Safety Research Project that involved studies of the biomechanical, physiologic, psychologic and procedural aspects of aquatic performance.
Glen's Professional associations include The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society since 1970, Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine since 1962, The Human Factors Society since 1985, The National Association of Underwater Instructors since 1966 The American Academy of Underwater Sciences since 1980, and Research Scientist, Naval Medical Research Institute, Environmental Stress Program, from 1975 to 1988 . Following retirement in 1991 current activities include appointment as a member of the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Diving Control Board, as the Diving Safety Officer for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, as The Chairman of the Board for the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society, and as a Task Force Member for the 2002 World Congress on Drowning.
His honors include The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society's Oceaneering International Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research in 1985 and their Craig Hoffman Memorial Safety Award in 1995, The Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association Reaching Out Award for Diving Safety Education in 1988 and induction into their Hall of Fame, the Divers Alert Network/ Rolex Diver of the year award in 1994 and as an Inaugural Inductee into the National Association Of Underwater Instructors Hall of Honor in 2000.
Glen has authored and co-authored over 100 publications related to aquatic sports and scuba diving safety.