Focus areas

rehabilitation engineering, design of accessible transportation systems, minimizing human error in health care delivery, biomechanics, ergonomics

Participating faculty

 NameTitle, DepartmentResearch InterestsContact
Ken FunkKen FunkAssociate Professor
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Human performance in complex, high risk systems, like submarines, surface warships, airplanes, and operating rooms.

Katharine M. Hunter-ZaworskiKatharine Hunter-Zaworski
Associate Professor
Civil and Construction Engineering

Combining rehabilitation, transportation and mechanical engineering; conducting interdisciplinary/collaborative research that promotes the development of technologies to make travel safe, seamless and dignified for all.

Jay KimJay Kim

Assistant Professor
Public Health and Human Sciences

Occupational ergonomics and biomechanics.

Laurel KinclLaurel KinclAssistant Professor
Public Health and Human Sciences
Quantifying, communicating and controlling occupational and environmental exposures to health and safety hazards.


Sam LoganSam LoganAssistant Professor
Public Health and Human Sciences
Health and wellbeing of typically developing children and children with disabilities.

Mike PavolMike PavolAssociate Professor
Public Health and Human Sciences


Clinical and ergonomic application of
Xinhui ZhuXinhui ZhuAssistant Professor
Industrial Engineering
Occupational safety, performance evaluation, and assessment tool development.