Professor Marcus Pandy

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

  2. Robinson D, Kersh ME, Walsh NC, Ackland D, De Steiger RN, Pandy M. Mechanical properties of normal and osteoarthritic human articular cartilage. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Elsevier. 2016, Vol. 61.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Karabulut D, DoǦru SC, Arslan YZ, Lin Y, Pandy M, Herzog W. Development and validation of a computational musculoskeletal model of the cat hind limb. 2015 19th National Biomedical Engineering Meeting, BIYOMUT 2015. 2015.
  7. 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. 2015.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Lin Y, Fok L, Schache A, Pandy M. Muscle coordination of support, progression and balance during stair ambulation. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS. Pergamon. 2015, Vol. 48, Issue 2.
  12. Martelli S, Kersh ME, Pandy M. Sensitivity of femoral strain calculations to anatomical scaling errors in musculoskeletal models of movement. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS. Pergamon. 2015, Vol. 48, Issue 13.
  13. Kersh ME, Ploeg HL, Pandy M. The dependence of knee joint stability on the cruciate and collateral ligaments. Movement and Sports Sciences - Science et Motricite. 2015, Vol. 45, Issue 90.
  14. Culvenor AG, Schache A, Vicenzino B, Pandy M, Collins N, Cook JL, Crossley KM. Are knee biomechanics different in those with and without patellofemoral osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction?. Arthritis Care & Research. John Wiley & Sons. 2014, Vol. 66, Issue 10.
  15. Larsson D, Luisier B, Kersh ME, Dall'ara E, Zysset PK, Pandy M, Pahr DH. Assessment of Transverse Isotropy in Clinical-Level CT Images of Trabecular Bone Using the Gradient Structure Tensor. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. American Institute of Physics. 2014, Vol. 42, Issue 5.

Marcus Pandy

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University of Melbourne
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