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 is aimed at 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 over 100 journal papers on his research related to musculoskeletal biomechanics and currently serves as a principal investigator on a number of grants from the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Recent publications

  1. Passmore E, Lai A, Sangeux M, Schache A, Pandy M. Application of ultrasound imaging to subject-specific modelling of the human musculoskeletal system. Meccanica. 2017, Vol. 52, Issue 3.
  2. Sritharan P, Lin Y, Richardson SE, Crossley KM, 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.
  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. 2016.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 2016.
  8. 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.
  9. Guan S, Gray H, Keynejad F, Pandy M. Mobile Biplane X-Ray Imaging System for Measuring 3D Dynamic Joint Motion During Overground Gait. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 35, Issue 1.
  10. Clarke EC, Martin JH, D'Entremont AG, Pandy M, Wilson DR, Herbert RD. A non-invasive, 3D, dynamic MRI method for measuring muscle moment arms in vivo: Demonstration in the human ankle joint and Achilles tendon. MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS. Pergamon. 2015, Vol. 37, Issue 1.
  11. Walter J, Korkmaz N, Fregly BJ, Pandy M. Contribution of tibiofemoral joint contact to net loads at the knee in gait. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH. Elsevier Science. 2015, Vol. 33, Issue 7.
  12. Karabulut D, Dogru SC, Arslan YZ, Lin Y, Pandy M, Herzog W. Development and Validation of a Computational Musculoskeletal Model of the Cat Hind Limb. 19th National Biomedical Engineering Meeting (BIYOMUT). IEEE. 2015.
  13. Crossley K, Vicenzino B, Lentzos J, Schache A, Pandy M, Ozturk HE, Hinman R. Exercise, education, manual-therapy and taping compared to education for patellofemoral osteoarthritis: a blinded, randomised clinical trial. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE. WB Saunders Co. 2015, Vol. 23, Issue 9.
  14. Lai A, Lichtwark GA, Schache A, Lin Y, Brown NAT, Pandy M. In vivo behavior of the human soleus muscle with increasing walking and running speeds. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY. American Physiological Society. 2015, Vol. 118, Issue 10.
  15. Schache A, Brown NAT, Pandy M. Modulation of work and power by the human lower-limb joints with increasing steady-state locomotion speed. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY. Company of Biologists. 2015, Vol. 218, Issue 15.

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