Bing Yu, PhD

Bing Yu, PhD

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences
3026 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
OFFICE: (919)843-8643 FAX: (919)966-3678

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Research Background & Interests

Biomechanics of normal and arthritic knee in functional activities

EMG-driven optimization knee model; Effects of elected factors on actual distance of triple jump

Kinematic & kinetic analysis of discus throwing technique

Muscle contraction pattern in athletic tasks

Stochastic modeling of the risk for ACL injuries


Current Research



PhD, The University of Iowa, 1993, Biomechanics

MS, Kansas State University, 1988, Biomechanics

BS, Beijing Institute of Physical Education, 1982, Biomechanics



HMSC 791, Human Movement Analysis

HMSC 795, Kinetic Analysis of Human Motion

HMSC 886, Understanding Research


Selected Publications

Yu B, Lin CF, Garrett WE. Lower extremity biomechanics during the landing of a stop-jump task. Clinical Biomechanics

Queen RM, Gross MT, Yu B. Effects of positive posterior heel flare on kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activation during running. Clinical Biomechanics

Yu B, Weinhold P, Marshall S, Garrett WE. Gender differences in knee kinematics and kinetics and probability of non-contact ACL injuries. American Journal of Sports Medicine

Yu B, Lu W, Kirkendall DT, Garrett WE. The effect of knee flexion angle at landing on knee kinetics in a stop-jump task. Clinical Biomechanics

Yu, B, Tong JX. Optimal angle of release in discus throw. Sports Biomechanics


Professional Societies

American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)

International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)

International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS)

American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM)