Joseph Langenderfer
Professor
School of Engineering & Technology
Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Mechanisms of Human Movement
ET Building 224
989-774-1911


​Dr. Langenderfer is a member of the:
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Orthopaedic Research Society

Honors and Awards

  • Engineer-in-Training, New York State, 1992
  • Captain, United States Army, Armor Branch, 1992-1999

Grants and Contracts

  • Co-PI: SheFit Corporation: Test of effectiveness of the SheFit sport brassiere (2017)
  • Co-PI: National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation: Acquisition of a Vicon system for multi-disciplinary research and education in rehabilitation engineering (2013-2016)

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

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 Modeling
  • Mechanics of Human Movement
  • Biomechanics
  • Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Probabilistic Modeling and Reliability
  • Engineering Design Courses

Publications

  • Austin, H.M., Balendra, N., Langenderfer, J.E., Ustinova, K.I., (2018) Decomposition of leg movements during overground walking in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury 32: 739-746.
  • Lu, J., Xi, J., Langenderfer, J.E. (2017) Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification in Pulmonary Drug Delivery of Orally Inhaled Pharmaceuticals. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 106: 3303-3315.
  • Ustinova, K.I., Langenderfer, J.E., Balendra N. (2017) Enhanced arm swing alters interlimb coordination during overground walking in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Human Movement Science 52: 45-54.
  • Balendra, N., Langenderfer, J.E. (2017) Effect of hammer mass on upper-extremity joint moments. Applied Ergonomics 60: 231-239.
  • Chopp-Hurley, J., Langenderfer, J.E., Dickerson, C. (2016) A probabilistic orthopaedic population model to predict fatigue-related subacromial geometric variability. Journal of Biomechanics 49: 543–549.
  • Dickerson, C.R., Meszaros, K.A., Cudlip, A.C., Chopp-Hurley, J.N., Langenderfer, J.E.(2015) The influence of cycle time on shoulder fatigue responses for a fixed total overhead workload. Journal of Biomechanics 48: 2911–2918.
  • 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.

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 in Bioengineering Modeling and Computer Simulation, Imperial College Press. Edited by Y. Gonzalez and M. Cerrolaza ​​