• Professor
  • Liollio Family Faculty Fellow
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering (Courtesy Appointment)
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering (Courtesy Appointment)
Xudong Zhang

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997
  • M.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1994
  • B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1990

Research Interests

    • Musculoskeletal Health Engineering
    • Occupational and Orthopedic Biomechanics
    • Musculoskeletal System (Integrative, Multi-scale) Modeling
    • Ergonomics and Human-Machine System Design
    • Robotics, Prosthetics, Assistive and Wearable Devices

Awards & Honors

  • Liollio Family Faculty Fellow, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, World Congress of Biomechanics, 2014
  • Two “Best of ORS” Papers (as podium presentations at ORS and posters at AAOS), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meetings, 2014
  • Established Investigator Award, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, 2011
  • O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award (as co-recipient and co-author), American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), 2011
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research Excellence, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • Industrial Ergonomics Best Student Paper Award (as advisor and co-author), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Career Development Award, NIH/CDC, 2003
  • Industrial Ergonomics Best Student Paper Award (as student and lead author), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 1996

Selected Publications

  • Byrne, R., Zhou, Y., Zheng, L., Chowdhury, S., Aiyangar, A., and Zhang, X., “Segmental Variations in Facet Joint Translations During In Vivo Lumbar Extension,” Journal of Biomechanics, 70, 88-95, 2018.
  • Chowdhury, S., Byrne, R., Zhou, Y., and Zhang, X., “Lumbar Facet Joint Kinematics and Load Effects During Dynamic Lifting,” Human Factors, 60 (8), 1130-1145, 2018.
  • Aiyangar, A., Zheng, L., Anderst, W., and Zhang, X., “Apportionment of L2-S1 Lumbar Rotation Across Individual Motion Segments During a Dynamic Lifting Task,” Journal of Biomechanics, 48, 3709-3715, 2015.
  • Zheng, L., Li, K., Shetye, S., and Zhang, X., “Integrating Surface-Based and Dynamic XRay Motion Data to Build Patient-Specific Musculoskeletal Models,” Journal of Biomechanics, 47, 3217-3221, 2014.
  • Aiyangar, A., Zheng, L., Anderst, W., Tashman, S., and Zhang, X., “Capturing ThreeDimensional In Vivo Lumbar Inter-Vertebral Joint Kinematics Using Dynamic StereoRadiographic Imaging,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 136, 011004-1-9, 2014.