Junjun Zhu, PhD

Dr. Zhu is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB). He has over 8 years of experience in biomechanics research, spanning topics from abdominal aortic aneurysm risk analysis to the biomechanical behavior of biological tissues. During his graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, he worked at the Biomechanics Engineering Lab, using computational and experimental biomechanics to investigate ACL injury and ACL reconstructions. Since joining CAB in April 2018, he has been focusing on automotive and orthopaedic related injury evaluation and prevention. Additional areas of interest for Dr. Zhu are computational biomechanics, machine learning and medical device design.


  • Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Research Interests

  • Medical device design and evaluation
  • Orthopedic related injury evaluation and prevention
  • Automobile occupant injury prediction and modeling
  • Computational mechanics and finite element methods
  • Machine learning and data mining

Selected Publications

  • A Comparison of Two Superficial Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstructions including Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction; Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (2017): 1-8
  • Surface Curvature as a Classifier of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: A Comparative Analysis. Annals of biomedical engineering 41 (3), 562-576
  • Surgical treatment of acute grade III medial collateral ligament injury combined with anterior cruciate ligament injury: anatomic ligament repair versus triangular ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery 31 (6), 1108-1116
  • Effect of fixation angle and graft tension in double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on knee biomechanics. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 24 (9), 2892-2898

Other Interests

  • Travel, Food, and Skiing