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 Expert  714490

Expert in Human Factors/Ergonomics

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Michigan (MI)
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HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; ERGONOMICS. Expert does research in the design of systems, equipment, and facilities. Expert is developing methods to make them safe and easy to use, maintain, and repair. One of his areas of expertise is automotive human factors engineering. Expert also teaches courses on ergonomics.

KEYBOARD; DATA INPUT DEVICE; DATA OUTPUT DEVICE. Expert's research has been concerned primarily with the design of user interfaces to computer systems and user interfaces for automobiles (instrument panel controls and displays, symbols). He has done extensive research on driver interfaces to navigation systems and on work warning systems and control preferences. His focus is on usability, not on switch design or mechanical or electrical properties. This research has broad applicability to transportation, computer systems, and consumer products of all types.

AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY; AUTOMOTIVE ERGONOMICS. At the U of M Transportation Institute Expert has conducted research on many issues pertaining to motor vehicle safety, vehicle ergonomics, and how people drive cars.


automotive ergonomics


automotive safety


data input device


data output device




human factors


human factors engineering


man-machine system



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Westland, Michigan;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Human Factors, Ergonomics, Job Safety, Product Safety,...
Hand Injuries, Hand Tool Design, Ergonomic Issues, Work...
Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Human Factors, Musculoskeletal...
Safety, Ergonomics and Human Factors

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   PhD   Industrial & Operations, Eng & Psych (joint degree)   University of Michigan  
1979   AM   Psychology   (Undisclosed University)  
1974   MSE   Industrial & Operations Engineering   (Undisclosed University)  
1972   BS   Mechanical Engineering   Drexel University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1996 to


(Undisclosed University)


Senior Research Scientist, Human Factors, Transportation Research Institute


1993 to


(Undisclosed University)


Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research


1993 to


(Undisclosed University)


Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics


1992 to 1993


Expert's University


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


1988 to


(Undisclosed University)


Associate Research Scientist, Human Factors,Transportation Research Institute


1978 to 1988


(Undisclosed University)


Assistant Research Scientist, Human Factors, Transportation Research Institute


1978 to 1993


(Undisclosed University)


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering


1972 to



Summer engineering positions in industry


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Ergonomics Society (Fellow), the Human Factors Society, and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.


He won the National Safety Council's Howard Pyle Fellowship for safety research.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published 120+ articles and technical reports dealing with human factors engineering.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Human Factors and Ergonomics Handbook. Wiley.  
 - International Journal of Vehicle Design  
 - Research Techniques in Human Engineering. Prentice-Hall.  
 - Annual Meeting of ITS-America  
 - International Journal for Vehicle Design  

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  • Expert in automotive airbag initiation systems for consulting on the potential transition to a bus.
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