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.
Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia,
Victorian Innovation Fellowship, 2005-2010. Research fellowship awarded by the Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge, and Innovation, Melbourne,, Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation,
VESKI Victorian Innovation Fellowship (2005-2009), Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation,
Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering,
Best Paper Award, American Society of Engineering Education. Best paper presented at the Gulf Southwest Section Annual Conference, Arlington, 2003., American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE),
Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
Journal of Biomechanics Award, American Society of Biomechanics. Received at the Fourth World Congress on Biomechanics, Journal of Biomechanics,
Richard Skalak Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Best paper published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering in 2001., Americal Society fo Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division,
Best Paper Award, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Best paper presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analy, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS),
Available for supervision
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. Experimental, theoretical and computational tools are used to improve the quality of assessment and understanding of various musculoskeletal conditions, including knee osteoarthritis, bone fragility and muscle strain injuries.