SPECIAL SEMINAR Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Xianlian Zhou, PhD
Principal Research Scientist and Manager
Human Performance and Biodynamics Group
CFD Research Corporation, Huntsville, AL

Title: Multiphysics Human Modeling for Injury Prediction, Protection, and Performance Augmentation

In this seminar, various aspects of digital human modeling and simulations ranging from anthropometry, anatomy, biomechanics, to physiology and their applications on injury prediction, protection, and performance augmentation will be presented. First, automated variation of whole body anthropometry and anatomy based on 3D body scan database and a feature extraction approach will be introduced, followed by its application on building personalized biomechanical models. Second, musculoskeletal modeling and human motion simulations based on robotic multibody dynamics and control will be presented along with exemplary applications including evaluation of musculoskeletal loading, fatigue, and injury risk under heavy load carriage or extreme conditions, and evaluation of exo-suit or exoskeleton design for performance augmentation. At last, high fidelity computational approaches for multiphysics simulations, including CFD, FEM, Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), will be demonstrated on human related applications such as blast induced trauma brain injury, circulatory blood flow, bone conduction sound, bioheat, and respiratory drug delivery.

Brief Bio:
Dr. Xianlian Alex Zhou obtained his B.S. in Engineering Mechanics and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) in 2000 and 2003, respectively. During his PhD study at the University of Iowa, he worked as a graduate research assistant in the army sponsored Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) Program and received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. He is currently a Principal Research Scientist and Manger of the Human Performance and Biodynamics group in the Computational Medicine and Biology (CMB) Division of the CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) at Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Zhou’s research has been focusing on computational biomechanics, robotics and digital human modeling, and personalized medicine. He served as PI or Co-PI for many research awards funded by federal agencies such as DoD, NIH, and FDA.