Associate Professor
Ming ZHANG
Ming ZHANG

  • PhD (London U), 1995 Medical Engineering and Physics
  • MPhil (Beijing Institute of Tech), 1987 Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc (Beijing Institute of Tech), 1992 Automation Control Engineering
  • Brief Outline of Experience and Posts Held
    May 2005-now Associate Professor, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
    Visiting and Guest Professor of Beihang University, China;
    Visiting Professor of Beijing Institute of Technology, China.
    Feb 2000-May 2005 Assistant Professor, Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre, PolyU
    Sep 2002-Aug 2005 Visiting Professor of Sichuan University, China
    Feb 1999- Jan 2000 Lecturer, Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre, PolyU
    Feb 1997- Feb1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre, PolyU
    Nov 1995- Jan 1997 Research Associate, Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre, PolyU
    May 1987- Oct 1991 Assistant Lecturer/Lecturer in Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology
    Sep 1982- Sep1984 Assistant Engineer in Machine Manufacture Factory, China.
    Research Interests
    Computational modeling and simulation; prosthetics and orthotics bioengineering; foot biomechanics and footwear design; skin and soft tissue mechanics, skin friction, gait analysis, biomechanics of biological tissues and biomaterials; bone biomechanics, osteoporosis
    Service to Professional & Scientific Bodies, Consultancies
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  • Standing Council Member of China Prosthetics and Orthotics Association (from 2005)
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  • Vice Chairman of China Society of Biomechanics under China Society of Mechanics, and Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering (from 2006)
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  • Editorial Board Member of "Journal of Medical Biomechanics" (in Chinese) (from Sept. 2002)
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  • Ordinary member of Committee of Biomedical Engineering Division, HKIE (from April 2004)
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  • Committee member of Chinese Society of Rehabilitation Engineering, under both Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine and China Disabled Person's Federation (from 2002)
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  • Reviewer for research grant bodies (including Hong Kong RGC)
    Awards and Patents
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  • 2005 Distinguished Overseas Young Researcher, NSFC, China
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  • 2006 A winner of the Best Animation Award in 19th Annual Worldwide ABAQUS Users' Conference (AUC), May 23-25, 2006, Boston, USA.
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  • 2006 HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers, "Finite Element and Cadaveric Simulations of the Muscular Dysfunction of Weightbearing Foot".
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  • 2006 Best Young Engineers Papers Competition award in BME2006, A 3D finite element model of female foot with high heeled shoe, Yu J, Cheung JTM and Zhang M, 21-23 Sept 2006
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  • 2005 RSScan International Pressure Research Award for outstanding research presentation in 7th Symposium on Footwear Biomechanics, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, July 27-29
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  • 2001 Best Paper in Rehabilitation Engineering, presented in The Conference of China Association of Rehabilitation Medicine, Beijing, Oct 2001.
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  • 1996 Nightingale Prize for 1995 best scientific paper published in journal of Medical Eng. & Physics, awarded by Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine & Biology, UK.
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  • K.C. Wong Scholarship for research studentship 1991-1995.
    Representative Publications (Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Monographs and Conference Papers; Total >220)
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  • Chen NZ, Lee WCC, Zhang M, A Robust Design procedure for improvement of quality of lower-limb prosthesis, Bio-medical Materials and Engineering, 2006, 16(5), 309-18.
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  • Lee WCC, Zhang M, Chan P, Boone DA, Gait analysis of flexible-shank low-cost trans-tibial prosthesis, IEEE Trans Neural Systems and Rehab Eng, 2006, 14(3) Sept, 370-377.
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  • Gong H, Zhang M, Zhang H, Zhu D, Yang L, Theoretical analysis of contributions of disuse, BMU activation threshold, and osteoblastic formation threshold to changes in BMD at menopause, Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, 2006, 24(5) Sept: 386-394.
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  • Zhang M, Lee WCC, Quantifying regional load bearing ability of transtibial residual limbs, Prosthetics Orthotics International, 2006; 30(1): 25-34.
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  • Cheung JTM, Zhang M, A serrated jaw clamp for tendon gripping, Med Eng Phys, 2006, 28(4): 379-382.
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  • Cheung JTM, An KN, Zhang M, Biomechanical consequences of partial and total plantar fascia release V a finite element study, Foot Ankle Int., 2006, 27(2), Feb, 125-132.
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  • Chen NZ, Lee WCC, Zhang M, A numerical approach to evaluate the fatigue life of monolimb, Medical Engineering & Physics, 2006, 28(3), 290-6.
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  • Gong H, Zhang M, Qin L, Guo X, Shi SQ, Regional Variations in Microstructural Properties of Vertebral Trabeculae with Structural Groups, Spine2006, 31(1): 24-32.
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  • Gong H, Zhang M, Yeung HY and Qin L. Regional Variations in Microstructural Properties of Vertebral Trabeculae with Ageing, J Bone & Mineral Metabolism 2005, 23(2): 174-180.
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  • Lee WCC, Zhang M, Mak AFT. Regional pain threshold and tolerance of trans-tibial stumps to external load, Arch Phys Med Rehab 2005, 86(4): 641-19.
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  • Cheung JTM, Zhang M. A 3D finite element model of the human foot and ankle for insole design, Arch Phys Med Rehab 2005, 86(2): 353-8.
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  • Cheung JTM, Zhang M, Leung AKL, Fan YB. Three-dimensional finite element analysis of the foot during standing - a material sensitivity study, J Biomech 2005, 38(5): 1045-54.
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  • Cheung JTM, Zhang M, An KN, Effects of varying plantar fascia stiffness on the biomechanical responses of the ankle-foot complex, Clin Biomech 2004;19(8): 839-846.
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  • Lee WCC, Zhang M, Mak AFT. Regional pain threshold and tolerance of trans-tibial stumps to external load, Arch Phys Med Rehab 2005 (in press).
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  • Cheung JTM, Zhang M. A 3D finite element model of the human foot and ankle for insole design, Arch Phys Med Rehab 2005 (in press).
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  • Cheung JTM, Zhang M, Leung AKL, Fan YB. Three-dimensional finite element analysis of the foot during standing - a material sensitivity study, J Biomech 2005 (in press).
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  • Cheung JTM, Zhang M, An KN, Effects of varying plantar fascia stiffness on the biomechanical responses of the ankle-foot complex, Clin Biomech 2004;19(8): 839-846.
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  • Lee WCC, Zhang M, Boone DA. Contoyannis B, Finite element analysis to determine the effect of monolimb flexibility on structural strength and interaction between residual limb and prosthetic socket, J Rehab Res Dev 2004; 41(6A): 775-786.
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  • Tsung BYS, Zhang M, Mak AFT, Wong MWN, Effectiveness of insoles on plantar pressure redistribution, J Rehab Res Dev, 2004; 41(6A): 767-774.
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  • Lee WCC, Zhang M, Jia XH and Cheung JTM. A new approach for FE modeling of contact interface between trans-tibial residual limb and prosthetic socket, Med Eng & Phys 2004; 26, 655-662.
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  • Jia XH, Zhang M and Lee WCC. Load transfer mechanics between trans-tibial prosthetic socket and residual limb V dynamic effects, J Biomech 2004; 37(9), 1371-1377.
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  • Cheung TM, Zhang M, Chow DHK. Effects of vibration loading on the fluid flow of the intervertebral disc V a finite element study, Clinical Biomechanics 2003;18(9): 790-799.
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  • Tsung YS, Zhang M, Fan YB, Boone DA. Quantitative Comparison of Plantar Foot Shapes under Different Weight Bearing Conditions, J Rehab Res Dev 2003; 40(6): 517-26.
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  • Yang NF, Zhang M, Huang CH, Jin DW. Synergic analysis of upper-limb target-reaching movements, J Biomech 2002;35(6), 739-46.