My research centers on modeling, analysis, and simulation of the human musculoskeletal system and its multi-scale structures and components during functional, particularly dynamic activities. The overarching goal is to advance the musculoskeletal biomechanical science bases and applications in healthcare and human-machine systems engineering.

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Academic Articles19
  • Byrne, R. M., Zhou, Y. u., Zheng, L., Chowdhury, S. K., Aiyangar, A., & Zhang, X. (2018). Segmental variations in facet joint translations during in vivo lumbar extension.. J Biomech. 70, 88-95.
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  • Zheng, L., Carey, R., Thorhauer, E., Tashman, S., Harner, C., & Zhang, X. (2018). In vivo tibiofemoral skeletal kinematics and cartilage contact arthrokinematics during decline walking after isolated meniscectomy.. Med Eng Phys. 51, 41-48.
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  • Aiyangar, A., Zheng, L., Anderst, W., & Zhang, X. (2017). Instantaneous centers of rotation for lumbar segmental extension in vivo.. J Biomech. 52, 113-121.
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  • Xiao, C., Wang, S., Zheng, L., Zhang, X., & Chaovalitwongse, W. A. (2016). A Patient-Specific Model for Predicting Tibia Soft Tissue Insertions From Bony Outlines Using a Spatial Structure Supervised Learning Framework. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. 46(5), 638-646.
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  • Arner, J. W., Irvine, J. N., Zheng, L., Gale, T., Thorhauer, E., Hankins, M., ... Harner, C. D. (2016). The Effects of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency on the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage: A Novel Dynamic In Vitro Pilot Study.. Orthop J Sports Med. 4(4), 2325967116639895-232596711663989.
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Conference Papers3
  • Chowdhury, S. K., Byrne, R. M., Zhou, Y. u., Gale, T., Zheng, L., Anderst, W., & Zhang, X. (2017). Integrating Multi-Modality Imaging and Biodynamic Measurements for Studying Neck Biomechanics During Sustained-Till-Exhaustion Neck Exertions. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 61(1), 986-990.
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  • Chowdhury, S. K., Byrne, R. M., Zhou, Y. u., Aiyangar, A., & Zhang, X. (2017). Lumbar Facet Joint Kinematics and Load Effects During Dynamic Lifting. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 61(1), 976-980.
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  • Zhang, X., Tashman, S., Harner, C. D., & Li, K. (2010). Integrating in Vivo and in Silico Biodynamic Studies of Cruciate Ligament Injuries. IFMBE Proceedings. 31, 561-564.
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Texas A&M University; Industrial Engineering; 3131 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3131