Chenxi Yan, Ph.D.


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Dr. Chenxi Yan received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His primary areas of expertise include injury consistency biomechanics, sports biomechanics, whole-body biomechanics, and accident reconstruction.

Dr. Yan’s previous academic experience includes computational modeling of human skeleton structure using the finite element method and analysis of whole-body kinematics through motion capture system. During his post-doctoral research at Harvard University Medical School, he focused on the kinetics and kinematics of human spine under various lifting scenarios.

He was sponsored by NBA and GE HealthCare and developed a computational model of tibia bones for college-level basketball players to analyze the loading condition on the bone during basketball maneuvers. His previous research also analyzes the effect of mechanical fatigue on rat bone using mechanical testing and computational analysis. He has solid experience in human biomechanics and kinematics, as well as biomechanics related to spinal injuries. He has published peer-reviewed journal papers and presented his work at multiple national/international conferences.


• Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2021)

• Mechanical Engineering, M.S.: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2018)

• Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2016)

• National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM): Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

• National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM): Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist