Zhang joins Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Image of Xudong ZhangDr. Xudong Zhang has joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University as professor and holder of the Liollio Family Faculty Fellowship. Zhang will serve as the senior convener of the Health and Human Systems Engineering Group. He also holds a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Before coming to Texas A&M, Zhang was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine and School of Engineering for nine years. He was also a mechanical and industrial engineering faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for eight years.

“I am excited to be part of this wonderful department, a collegial and enterprising organization that I had been watching with great fondness in the past 10 years or so,” said Zhang. “I believe this is destined to be one of the very top industrial and systems engineering programs in the country.”

His research centers on modeling, analysis and simulation of the human musculoskeletal system, and identifies a broad range of health care and human-machine systems engineering applications.  

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Zhang in our department,” said Dr. Mark Lawley, industrial and systems engineering department head. “He has extensive expertise and research accomplishments in biomechanics and will serve as a cornerstone of our Health and Human Systems Engineering Group. Along with this, he is a fine colleague.”

Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University in China, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.