Professor Marcus Pandy

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  • Building: Mechanical Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Biomechanics


Professor Marcus Pandy is appointed as Chair of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University, Columbus USA, and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, he held the Joe J. King Professorship in biomedical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Engineers Australia.

Prof Pandy's research career has focused on using computational models of the human musculoskeletal system to describe and explain muscle and joint function during functional activities such as walking. He has published approximately 150 journal papers and serves as a chief investigator on grants from the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council as well as industry.

Recent publications

  1. Crossley KM, Pandy M, Majumdar S, Smith AJ, Agricola R, Semciw AI, Kemp JL, Heerey JJ, King MG, Lawrenson PR, Lin Y-C, Souza RB, Mosler AB, Link TM, Srinivasan R, Schache A. Femoroacetabular impingement and hip OsteoaRthritis Cohort (FORCe): protocol for a prospective study. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY. Australian Physiotherapy Association. 2018, Vol. 64, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphys.2017.10.004
  2. Gray H, Guan S, Pandy M. Accuracy of mobile biplane X-ray imaging in measuring 6-degree -of-freedom patellofemoral kinematics during overground gait. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS. Pergamon. 2017, Vol. 57. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.04.009
  3. Cheung A, Gray H, Schache A, Hoermann R, Lim Joon D, Zajac J, Pandy M, Grossmann M. Androgen deprivation causes selective deficits in the biomechanical leg muscle function of men during walking: a prospective case-control study. JOURNAL OF CACHEXIA SARCOPENIA AND MUSCLE. 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1002/jcsm.12133
  4. Passmore E, Lai A, Sangeux M, Schache A, Pandy M. Application of ultrasound imaging to subject-specific modelling of the human musculoskeletal system. MECCANICA. Springer Verlag. 2017, Vol. 52, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1007/s11012-016-0478-z
  5. Garrick L, Alexander B, Schache A, Pandy M, Crossley KM, Collins N. Athletes Rated as Poor Single-Leg Squat Performers Display Measureable Differences in Single-Leg Squat Biomechanics Compared to Good Performers.. J Sport Rehabil. 2017. DOI: 10.1123/jsr.2016-0208
  6. Walter J, Pandy M. Dynamic simulation of knee-joint loading during gait using force-feedback control and surrogate contact modelling. 5th Conference on Micro and Nano Flows (MNF) - Biomedical Stream. Pergamon. 2017, Vol. 48. DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2017.06.043
  7. Lim Y, Lin Y, Pandy M. Effects of step length and step frequency on lower-limb muscle function in human gait. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS. Pergamon. 2017, Vol. 57. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.03.004
  8. Guan S, Gray H, Schache A, Feller J, De Steiger R, Pandy M. In Vivo Six-Degree-of-Freedom Knee-Joint Kinematics in Overground and Treadmill Walking Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 35, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1002/jor.23466
  9. Sritharan P, Lin Y, Richardson SE, Crossley K, Birmingham TB, Pandy M. Musculoskeletal loading in the symptomatic and asymptomatic knees of middle-aged osteoarthritis patients. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 35, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1002/jor.23264
  10. Cereatti A, Bonci T, Akbarshahi M, Aminian K, Barre A, Begon M, Benoit DL, Charbonnier C, Dal Maso F, Fantozzi S, Lin C-C, Lu T-W, Pandy M, Stagni R, Van Den Bogert AJ, Camomilla V. Standardization proposal of soft tissue artefact description for data sharing in human motion measurements. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS. Pergamon. 2017, Vol. 62. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.02.004
  11. Lin Y, Pandy M. Three-dimensional data-tracking dynamic optimization simulations of human locomotion generated by direct collocation. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS. Pergamon. 2017, Vol. 59. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.04.038
  12. Porsa S, Lin Y, Pandy M. Direct Methods for Predicting Movement Biomechanics Based Upon Optimal Control Theory with Implementation in OpenSim. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. American Institute of Physics. 2016, Vol. 44, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1007/s10439-015-1538-6
  13. Lai A, Schache A, Brown NAT, Pandy M. Human ankle plantar flexor muscle-tendon mechanics and energetics during maximum acceleration sprinting. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE. The Royal Society Publishing. 2016, Vol. 13, Issue 121. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0391
  14. Passmore E, Pandy M, Graham H, Sangeux M. MEASURING FEMORAL TORSION IN VIVO USING FREEHAND 3-D ULTRASOUND IMAGING. ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY. Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 42, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2015.10.014
  15. Robinson D, Kersh ME, Walsh N, Ackland D, De Steiger R, Pandy M. Mechanical properties of normal and osteoarthritic human articular cartilage. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS. Elsevier. 2016, Vol. 61. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.01.015

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