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Dr. Robert Feyen

Professional title

Associate Department Head and Associate Professor

Bio

Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2002 

M.S.E., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1994 

M.S., Bioengineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1994 

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Calvin College, 1989

Over the past 20 years, Robert has worked and conducted safety-related research in many different fields (construction, aviation, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, and the healthcare setting) and on a diverse range of topics (e.g., consumer product design, human performance modeling (including biomechanical and task analyses), industrial accident reconstruction, assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, technical documentation, and safety systems). His research interests span both cognitive and physical ergonomics, particularly with respect to occupational settings. Prior to joining MIE and MEHS here at UMD, Robert was an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University (West Lafayette) from January 2002 - August 2006.