Yujiang (Mike) Xiang

Yujiang Xiang

Background and Research Interest

Dr. Xiang joined UAF as an assistant professor in 2013. He has worked as a postdoc and research engineer in CCAD at University of Iowa. His current research interests include human dynamics and control, human motion synthesis, and computational dynamics of multibody system. A major emphasis of his research program is to use optimization theory to predict human motion under various conditions. He is also interested in musculoskeletal modeling for injury prediction and analysis.


  • ES 301 – Engineering Analysis
  • ME 302 – Dynamics of Machinery
  • ME 408 – Mechanical Vibrations
  • ME 409 – Controls
  • ME 608 – Advanced Dynamics
  • ME 609 – Advanced Vibrations


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Iowa, 2008
  • M.S. Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2004
  • B. S. Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2001


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A complete list of publications is available at Dr. Xiang’s research lab webpage.