Joseph E. Langenderfer
​​Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering 
ET Building 244 
989-774-1911 

Education
  • ​Post-doc, University of Denver Computational Biomechanics Lab, 2005-2007
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2005
  • M.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2002
  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2001
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The United States Military Academy, 1992
​​Affiliations
American Society of Biomechanics; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Orthopaedic Research Society
Professional Interests
Computational modeling of muscle and joint loads; stochastic biomechanics modeling; in vivo and in vitro experimental biomechanics
Teaching Areas
Statics, dynamics, strength of materials, computational simulation and modeling, mechanics of human movement, biomechanics, measurements and instrumentation, probabilistic modeling and reliability, and engineering design courses
Honors and Awards
  • Engineer-in-Training, New York State, 1992
  • Captain, United States Army, Armor Branch, 1992-1999
Selected Publications and Presentations
  • VanderHill, M.S., Wolf, E.E., Langenderfer J.E., Ustinova K.I. (2014) The effect of actual and imaginary handgrip on postural stability during different balance conditions.  Gait and Posture 40: 652-657.
  • Chopp-Hurley, J. Langenderfer, J.E. Dickerson, C. (2014) Probabilistic Evaluation of Predicted Force Sensitivity to Muscle Attachment and Glenohumeral Stability Uncertainty.  Annals of Biomedical Engineering 42:1867-1879.​
  • Ustinova, K.I., Langenderfer, J.E., (2013) Postural Stabilization by Gripping a Haptic Stick with Different Force Levels.  Gait and Posture 38:97-103.​
  • Baldwin, M.A., Langenderfer,​ J.E., Rullkoetter, P.J., Laz, P.J.  (2010) Development of Subject-Specific and Statistical Shape Models of the Knee using an Efficient Segmentation and Mesh Morphing Approach.  Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 97: 232-240.​​
  • Langenderfer, J.E., Rullkoetter, P.J, Mell, A.G., Laz, P.J.  (2009) A multi-subject evaluation of uncertainty in anatomical landmark location on shoulder kinematic description.  Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 12: 211-216.
  • Flieg, N.G., Gatti, C.J., Case-Doro, L., Langenderfer, J.E., Carpenter, J.E., Hughes, R.E. (2008) A stochastic analysis of glenoid inclination angle and superior migration of the humeral head.  Clinical Biomechanics 23: 554-561.
  • Langenderfer, J.E., Rullkoetter, P.J., Petrella, A.J., Laz, P.J.  (2008)  An efficient probabilistic methodology incorporating uncertainty in body segment parameters and anatomical landmarks in joint loadings estimated from inverse dynamics.  Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 130:014502.
  • Gatti, C.J., Case-Doro, L., Langenderfer, J.E., Mell, A.G. Carpenter, J.E., Hughes, R.E. (2008) Evaluation of three methods for determining EMG-muscle force parameter estimates for the shoulder muscles.  Clinical Biomechanics 23: 166-174.
  • Adams, C.R., Baldwin, M.A., Laz, P.J., Rullkoetter, P.J., Langenderfer, J.E.  (2007) Effects of rotator cuff tear on muscle moment arms: a computational study.  Journal of Biomechanics 40: 3373-3380.
  • Pal, S., Langenderfer, J.E., Stowe, J.Q., Laz, P.J., Petrella, A.J., Rullkoetter, P.J.  (2007) Probabilistic modeling of knee muscle moment arms: effects of method, origin-insertion and kinematic uncertainty.  Annals of Biomedical Engineering 35: 1632-1642.
  • Srinivasan, R., Lungren, M., Langenderfer, J.E., Hughes, R.E. (2007) Fiber type composition and maximum shortening velocity of muscles crossing the human shoulder.  Clinical Anatomy 20: 144-149.
  • Langenderfer, J.E., Faber, N.R.  Moment arms of deltoid and rotator cuff with alterations in glenoid and humeral head inclination.  35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Long Beach, California, August 10-13, 2011.
  • “Probabilistic Biomechanics: Musculoskeletal Case Studies”, 57th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Long Beach, California, 13 January 2011.
  • Langenderfer, J.E., Scibek, J. Probabilistic comparison of shoulder kinematic descriptions for rotator cuff tear patients pre- and post-subacromial injection.  16th Biannual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, June 9-12, 2010.
  • Langenderfer, J.E., Baldwin, M.A., Rullkoetter, P.J. Influence of glenoid inclination on rotator cuff moment arms: a computational study.  33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, University Park, PA, August 26-29, 2009.
  • Baldwin, M.A., Langenderfer, J.E., Lemmon, D.C., Rullkoetter, P.J., Laz, P.J.  Statistical shape modeling of the knee cartilage using principal component analysis and mesh morphing.  55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV, February 22-25, 2009.
  • Baldwin, M.A., Langenderfer, J.E., Laz, P.J., Rullkoetter, P.J.  Development of a semi-automated method for generation of hexahedral femoral cartilage meshes from MRI.  6th North American Congress on Biomechanics, Ann Arbor, MI, August 5-9, 2008.
  • Langenderfer, J.E., Rullkoetter, P.J., Laz, P.J.  A multi-subject evaluation of uncertainty in anatomical landmark location on shoulder kinematic description.  6th  North American Congress on Biomechanics, Ann Arbor, MI, August 5-9, 2008.
  • Adams, C.R., Baldwin, M.A., Farr, J., Langenderfer, J.E., Laz, P.J., Rullkoetter, P.J.  Probabilistic, patient-specific finite element simulation of anterior-medial tibial tuberosity transfer.  54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, March 2-5, 2008.
  • Pal, S., Baldwin, M.A., Langenderfer, J.E., Rullkoetter, P.J.  Muscle-actuated evaluation of knee joint mechanics using explicit FEA.  54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, March 2-5, 2008.
  • Pal, S., Langenderfer, J.E., Stowe, J.Q., Heldreth, M., Rullkoetter, P.J.  Comparison of three methods for computing knee muscle moment arms using FEA.  54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, March 2-5, 2008.
  • Baldwin, M.A., Langenderfer, J.E., Barnes, C.M., Adams, C.R., Rullkoetter, P.J.  Development of a semi-automated method for generation of patient-specific hexahedral articular meshes from MRI.  54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, March 2-5, 2008.
  • Gatti, C.J., Doro, L.C., Langenderfer, J.E., Mell, A.G., Marratt, J.D., Carpenter, J.E., Hughes, R.E.  Evaluation of three methods for determining EMG-muscle force parameter estimates for the shoulder muscles.  31st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Palo Alto, CA, August 22-25, 2007.
  • Baldwin, M.A., Langenderfer, J.E., Rullkoetter, P.J., Laz, P.J.  (2010) Development of Subject-Specific and Statistical Shape Models of the Knee using an Efficient Segmentation and Mesh Morphing Approach.  Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 97: 232-240.
Book Chapters
  • Laz, P. J., Pal, S., Halloran, J., Baldwin, M., Langenderfer, J. E ., and Rullkoetter, P. J., “Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis in Orthopaedic Biomechanics,” will appear inBioengineering Modeling and Computer Simulation, Imperial College Press.  Edited by Y. Gonzalez and M. Cerrolaza ​