Professor Marcus Pandy

  • Room: Level: 04 Room:
  • 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. Ziaeipoor H, Taylor M, Pandy M, Martelli S. A novel training-free method for real-time prediction of femoral strain. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS. Pergamon. 2019, Vol. 86. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.01.057
  2. Cheung A, Gray H, Schache A, Hoermann R, Bicknell J, Joon DL, Zajac J, Pandy M, Grossmann M. Biomechanical leg muscle function during stair ambulation in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019. DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glz169
  3. Ziaeipoor H, Martelli S, Pandy M, Taylor M. Efficacy and efficiency of multivariate linear regression for rapid prediction of femoral strain fields during activity. MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS. Pergamon. 2019, Vol. 63. DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.12.001
  4. Ackland D, Denton M, Schache A, Pandy M, Crossley KM. Hip abductor muscle volumes are smaller in individuals affected by patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE. WB Saunders Co. 2019, Vol. 27, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.09.013
  5. Schache A, Lai AKM, Brown NAT, Crossley KM, Pandy M. Lower-limb joint mechanics during maximum acceleration sprinting.. J Exp Biol. Company of Biologists. 2019. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.209460
  6. Cheung A, Cunningham C, Ko D-KD, Ly V, Gray H, Hoermann R, Strauss BJG, Bani Hassan E, Duque G, Ebeling P, Pandy M, Zajac J, Grossmann M. Selective Loss of Levator Ani and Leg Muscle Volumes in Men Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM. Endocrine Society. 2019, Vol. 104, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2018-01954
  7. Gray H, Guan S, Thomeer L, Schache A, De Steiger R, Pandy M. Three-dimensional motion of the knee-joint complex during normal walking revealed by mobile biplane x-ray imaging. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH. Elsevier Science. 2019, Vol. 37, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1002/jor.24226
  8. Young T, Dowsey M, Pandy M, Choong P. A Systematic Review of Clinical Functional Outcomes After Medial Stabilized Versus Non-Medial Stabilized Total Knee Joint Replacement. FRONTIERS IN SURGERY. Frontiers Research Foundation. 2018, Vol. 5. DOI: 10.3389/fsurg.2018.00025
  9. Garrick L, Alexander B, Schache A, Pandy M, Crossley KM, Collins N. Athletes Rated as Poor Single-Leg Squat Performers Display Measurable Differences in Single-Leg Squat Biomechanics Compared With Good Performers. JOURNAL OF SPORT REHABILITATION. Human Kinetics. 2018, Vol. 27, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1123/jsr.2016-0208
  10. Lai AKM, Lichtwark GA, Schache A, Pandy M. Differences in in vivo muscle fascicle and tendinous tissue behavior between the ankle plantarflexors during running. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS. Blackwell Munksgaard. 2018, Vol. 28, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1111/sms.13089
  11. Crossley K, Pandy M, Majumdar S, Smith AJ, Agricola R, Semciw AI, Kemp JL, Heerey JJ, King MG, Lawrenson PR, Lin Y, 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
  12. Passmore E, Graham H, Pandy M, Sangeux M. Hip- and patellofemoral-joint loading during gait are increased in children with idiopathic torsional deformities. GAIT & POSTURE. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 63. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.05.003
  13. Schache A, Lin Y, Crossley KM, Pandy M. Is Running Better than Walking for Reducing Hip Joint Loads?. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2018, Vol. 50, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001689
  14. Sritharan P, Lin Y, Richardson SE, Crossley K, Birmingham TB, Pandy M. Lower-limb muscle function during gait in varus mal-aligned osteoarthritis patients. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 36, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1002/jor.23883
  15. Kersh ME, Martelli S, Zebaze Djoumessi M, Seeman E, Pandy M. Mechanical Loading of the Femoral Neck in Human Locomotion. JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. 2018, Vol. 33, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.3529

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