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Health and Kinesiology Faculty

Neil Dong

Neil Dong

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Health & Kinesiology
Building: Herrington Patriot Center
Email: ndong@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903-565-5615

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2002
  • Tsinghua University
    M.S., Engineering Mechanics, 1996
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1993

Biography

Sample Courses

Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology

 

Teaching Philosophy

I enjoy making a difference in people’s life by sharing my knowledge and helping them understand new concepts and ideas.  Most importantly, however, I find teaching an important part of my own learning process.

I believe that the teaching of a particular course should not only be focused on the learning of course materials, but also on teaching students to think independently and develop skills we all need to succeed in this competitive world.

 

Research Interests

Osteoporosis, Stress fractures, Sports biomechanics, and Occupational biomechanics

 

Notable Academic Awards

1998    National Science and Technology Achievement, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing, China

1995    New Investigator Presentation Award, Annual Meeting of Chinese Biomedical Engineering Society, Beijing, China

Publication Highlights

Islam A., Dong XN, Wang X. Mechanical modeling of a nanoscratch test for determination of in situ toughness of bone. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biological Materials, 2011, accepted for publication.

Dong XN, Qin A, Xu J, Wang X. In situ accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) in bone matrix and its correlation with osteoclastic bone resorption. Bone, 2011: 49:173-84.

Luo Q, Nakade R, Dong XN, Rong Q, Wang X. Effect of mineral-collagen interfacial behavior on the microdamage progression in bone using a probabilistic cohesive finite element model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2011:4:943-52. 

Dong XN, Leng H, Ran Q, Wang X. Finding of microdamage morphology differences in mice femoral bones with distinct mineralization levels. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 2011:11:423-32.

Dong XN, Almer JD, Wang X. Post-yield nanomechanics of human cortical bone in compression using synchrotron x-ray scattering techniques. Journal of Biomechanics, 2011:44: 676-682.

Dong XN, Luo Q, Sparkman DM, Millwater HR, Wang X. Random field assessment of nanoscopic inhomogeneity of bone. Bone, 2010: 47: 1080-1084.

 

Presentation Highlights

Giri B., Almer JD, Dong XN, Wang X. In situ deformation of bone mineral crystals under tensile and compressive loads. Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2012, Submitted.

Giri B., Almer JD, Dong XN, Wang X. Pre-strain and structural integrity of bone mineral crystals in different loading modes. Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2012, Submitted.

Dong XN. Quantifying bone mineral density distribution of human lumbar spine from stochastically enhanced DXA images. Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2012, submitted.

Giri B, Dong XN, Almer JD, Wang X. Shear strain of mineral crystals calculated using wide-angle x-ray scattering (WAXS) techniques. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA

Dong XN, Huang N, Shirvaikar MV, Wang X. Inhomogeneity of bone mineral distribution in 2D projection images of trabecular bone is associated with its micro-architecture and biomechanical properties. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA

Dong XN, Luo Q, Giri B, Wang X. Progressive post-yield behavior of human cortical bone in shear. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA

Islam A., Dong XN, Wang X. In situ toughness of osteogenesis imperfecta mouse bone determined by nanoscratch. Transactions of Orthopaedic Research Society, Volume 36:2234, Long Beach, CA, 2011.

Islam A., Dong XN, Wang X. A mechanistic model of the nanoscratch test to determine the in situ toughness of bone. 2010 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, October 6-9, 2010, Austin, TX, USA.

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