JIN Zhongmin


Email: zmjin@swjtu.edu.cn

Office: Tribology Research Institute, Southwest Jiaotong University, 111 Erhuan Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu, 610031 P.R. China



PhD, University of Leeds, Mechanical design and theory (1984)

B.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University, Mechanical design and manufacturing (1979)



Academic Appointments

Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China (2016-present)

Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (2011-2015)

Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK (2004-2011)

Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bradford, UK (2003-2004)

Senior lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bradford, UK (1999-2003)

Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bradford, UK (1995-1999)


Research Interests

Biomechanics of Artificial Joints

Biotribology of Artificial Joints

Optimized design of personalized artificial joints

Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence

Surgical Robot



Principal Publications of the Last Five Years

Jianjun Zou, Xiaogang Zhang*, Yali Zhang, Junyan Li, Zhongmin Jin, Prediction on the medial knee contact force in patients with knee valgus using transfer learning approaches: Application to rehabilitation gaits, Computers in Biology and Medicine. 2022

Weiping Lu, Wen Cui, Xiaogang Zhang*, Yali Zhang, Shu Yang, Jian Pu, Junyan Li and Zhongmin Jin. Friction and wear behaviors of HXLPE, PEEK and CoCrMo against articular cartilage under cross-shear motion. Proc IMechE Part J: J Engineering Tribology. 2022, 1–10.

Shu Yang, Jian Pu, Xiaogang Zhang*, Yali Zhang, Wen Cui, Fengbao Xie, Weiping Lu, Qin Tan, Zhongmin Jin. A preliminary experimental investigation on the biotribocorrosion of a metal-on-polyethylene hip prosthesis in a hip simulator. Friction. 2022: 1-13

Guoxian Zhang, Shu Yang, Wen Cui, Zhi Huang, Xiaogang Zhang*, Yali Zhang, Junyan Li, Zhongmin Jin, Decomposition of micromotion at the head-neck interface in total hip arthroplasty during walking, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 2022, 1-11

Zhi Huang, Yali Zhang, Xin Rong, Xiaogang Zhang*, Hao Liu, Zhongmin Jin. Investigation on the biomechanical behavior of the lower cervical spine induced by facet tropism with respect to the sagittal plane. Medical Engineering & Physics, 2022, 103779

Zhang, Xiaogang, Yali Zhang, Junyan Li, and Zhongmin Jin*. Scientific Contributions of Duncan Dowson to Tribological Studies of Artificial Joints. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2022, 13506501221075439.

周维,张亚丽*,戎鑫,黄康康,张小刚,刘浩*,靳忠民,颈椎连续三节段 Hybrid 手术与融合术的生物力学研究. 医用生物力学,2022,37(6) : 1-9

谭琴,张亚丽*,张小刚,靳忠民,滑液组分对人工关节摩擦学行为影响研究进展. 摩擦学学报,2022, 1-36.

Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., Jin, Z., A review of the bio-tribology of medical devices. Friction, 2021: 1-27.

Pu, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., Yuan, X., Ren, P., Jin, Z., Mapping the fretting corrosion behaviors of 6082 aluminum alloy in 3.5% NaCl solution. Wear, 2021:203975

Peng, X., Huang, Q., Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., Shen, T., Shu, H., Jin, Z.. Elastic response of anisotropic Gyroid cellular structures under compression: Parametric analysis. Materials & Design. 2021 205: 109706.

Pu, J., Wu, D., Zhang, Y. , Zhang, X., Jin, Z., An Experimental Study on the Fretting Corrosion Behaviours of Three Material Pairs at Modular Interfaces for Hip Joint Implants, Lubricants, 2021, 9(2): 12.

吴东升, 张亚丽, 张小刚, 崔文, 张国贤, 陈瑱贤, 靳忠民, 人工髋关节组合界面微动腐蚀研究进展. 润滑与密封,2021, 46(02): 134-142.

邵一伦, 崔文, 张小刚, 张亚丽, 靳忠民, 金属对聚乙烯型人工髋关节摩擦学性能研究进展. 润滑与密封,2021, 46(05):126-136.

杨抒, 崔文, 张小刚, 张亚丽,  谢凤宝, 任旭辉, 陈瑱贤, 靳忠民, 国内全髋关节置换磨损测试及数值模拟研究进展. 摩擦学学报, 2021, 41(06):1004-1018.

崔文, 杨抒, 张小刚, 张亚丽,  张静, 张骁, 陈瑱贤, 靳忠民, 国内全膝关节置换磨损测试及数值模拟研究进展. 中华骨科, 2021.41(07):459-470.

游月婷, 黄刚, 张小刚, 张亚丽, 邓自刚, 屈树新, 靳忠民, 徐俊波, 心力衰竭动物建模的进展. 心血管病学进展. 2021.42(12): 1105-1109.

黄刚, 邓晓奇, 张小刚, 张亚丽, 屈树新, 靳忠民, 徐俊波, 德国永久性心脏辅助装置植入者紧急医疗处置共识. 心血管病学进展. 2020.41(12): 1353-1358.

Zhou, X., Mo, J.L., Li, Y.Y., Xu, J.Y., Zhang, X., Cai, S., and Jin, Z.M., Correlation between tactile perception and tribological and dynamical properties for human finger under different sliding speeds. Tribology International, 2018. 123: p. 286-295.

Zhou, X., Mo, J.L., Li, Y.Y., Xiang, Z.Y., Yang, D., Masen, M.A., and Jin, Z.M., Effect of Finger Sliding Direction on Tactile Perception, Friction and Dynamics. Tribology Letters, 2020. 68(3): p. 1-13.

Zhou, X., Mo, J.L., and Jin, Z.M., Overview of finger friction and tactile perception. Biosurface and Biotribology, 2018. 4(4): p. 99-111.

Jin, Z.M.Z., Zhongrong, In Memoriam: Dunan Dowson (1928-2020). Biosurface and Biotribology, 2020. 6(1): p. 1-2.

Jin, Z., Zheng, J., Li, W., and Zhou, Z., Tribology of medical devices. Biosurface and Biotribology, 2016. 2(4): p. 173-192.

Jin, Z., Meng, Y., Hu, Y., and Luo, J., In Memoriam: Duncan Dowson (1928-2020). Friction, 2020. 8(1): p. 1-3.

Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., and Jin, Z., Deterministic investigation of the contact behavior of nominally curved rough surfaces. Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, 2020. 72(6): p. 743-748.

Cui, W., Bian, Y., Zeng, H., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., Weng, X., Xin, S., and Jin, Z., Structural and tribological characteristics of ultra-low-wear polyethylene as artificial joint materials. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2020. 104.

Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., and Jin, Z., A semi-analytical approach to the elastic loading behaviour of rough surfaces. Friction, 2020. 8(5): p. 970-981.

Meng, Y., Xu, J., Jin, Z., Prakash, B., and Hu, Y., A review of recent advances in tribology. Friction, 2020. 8(2): p. 221-300.

Zhang, Y., Chen, Z., Zhao, H., Liang, X., Sun, C., and Jin, Z., Musculoskeletal modeling of total ankle arthroplasty using force-dependent kinematics for predicting in vivo joint mechanics. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 2020. 234(2): p. 210-222.

Zhang, Y., Chen, Z., Peng, Y., Zhao, H., Liang, X., and Jin, Z., Predicting ground reaction and tibiotalar contact forces after total ankle arthroplasty during walking. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 2020. 234(12): p. 1432-1444.

Zhang, Q., Chen, Z., Zhang, Z., Jin, Z., Muratoglu, O.K., and Varadarajan, K.M., Leveraging subject-specific musculoskeletal modeling to assess effect of anterior cruciate ligament retaining total knee arthroplasty during walking gait. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 2020. 234(12): p. 1445-1456.

Yang, W., He, X., Li, H., Dong, J., Chen, W., Xin, H., and Jin, Z., A tribological investigation of SLM fabricated TC4 titanium alloy with carburization pre-treatment. Ceramics International, 2020. 46(3): p. 3043-3050.

Xin, H., Liu, R., Chen, W., Zhao, X., Diao, H., and Jin, Z., Tribological Comparison of PE-UHMW Artificial Cervical Intervertebral Disc under In Vivo and In Vitro Conditions. Engineering Plastics Application, 2020. 48(8): p. 113-117.

Peng, Y., Wong, D.W.-C., Wang, Y., Chen, T.L.-W., Tan, Q., Chen, Z., Jin, Z., and Zhang, M., Immediate Effects of Medially Posted Insoles on Lower Limb Joint Contact Forces in Adult Acquired Flatfoot: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020. 17(7).

Ouyang, P., Li, J., He, X., Dong, H., Zang, Q., Li, H., and Jin, Z., Biomechanical Comparison of 1-Level Corpectomy and 2-Level Discectomy for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Finite Element Analysis. Medical Science Monitor, 2020. 26.

Lu, X., Necas, D., Meng, Q., Rebenda, D., Vrbka, M., Hartl, M., and Jin, Z., Towards the direct validation of computational lubrication modelling of hip replacements. Tribology International, 2020. 146.

Li, G., Peng, Y., Zhou, C., Jin, Z., and Bedair, H., The effect of structural parameters of total hip arthroplasty on polyethylene liner wear behavior: A theoretical model analysis. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2020. 38(7): p. 1587-1595.

Gao, Y., Zhao, X., Chen, S., Zhang, J., Chen, Z., and Jin, Z., Effects of Daily Activities and Position on Kinematics and Contact Mechanics of Dual Mobility Hip Implant. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 2020.



Selected Awards and Honors

China Machinery Industry Science and Technology Award (2011)

Tribology Trust Bronze Medal Award (1989)




Current Research

In-vivo behavior and control mechanism of high-function, long-life artificial joint interfaces, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2021/1/1-2025/12/31

Research Group

Team of Biomechanics and Biotribology of artificial join: Committed to the study of artificial joint tribology, applying traditional tribological principles to artificial joints, combining with the development of biological tissue engineering, and working closely with international joint manufacturing companies. After more than 20 years of development and innovation, the theoretical research of artificial joint biotribology has been established System and numerical simulation methods, research results are widely used in the design of artificial joint products, providing an important basis for improving the tribological performance of artificial joints and prolonging the service life of artificial joints.


Primary Teaching areas

Mechanical Engineering