Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Biomedical Engineering

Liying Zhang

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Associate Professor, Research, Biomedical Engineering
313-993-9434 (Phone)
313-577-8333 (Fax)
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818 W. Hancock, Detroit, MI 48201
Bioengineering Building

B.S., M.S., Shanghai JIao Tong University, Shanghai, China

PhD., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Research Interests
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Mechanisms of traumatic brain injury in blunt impact, sports and transportation
  • Finite element modleing of human head/neck, body and
  • Finite element modeling of glenoid implant, facial orbital injury 
  • Helmet impact performance evaluation
  • Blast wave induced brain/head injury
  • Axonal pathology, TBI biomarkers in animal models


Personal Interests

 Play squash, golf; gardening; cooking

  • Omni-Directional Angular Acceleration Reduction for Protective Headgear, (US2012/0096631A1), Apr. 26, 2012
  • Model-based helmet design to reduce concussions, (PCT/US2011/063701), June 14, 2012