People

Faculty

 
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Laboratory Director

Assistant Professor, IMSE

Phone: 806-834-7908

Office: IMSE 216

Research Interests:

  • Dynamics and Neural Control of the Musculoskeletal System

  • Neuromuscular Fatigue Analysis and Modeling

  • Human-Centered Smart Healthcare and Patient Safety

  • Machine Learning Applications in Human-System Integration

  • Driver Performance and Vehicle Safety Technologies

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics in High-Risk Occupation

Education and Training:

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, (2017 – 2019)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, (2016 – 2017)

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, (2016)

  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, (2012)

  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, (2006)

Students

Ph.D. Students

Syed Tanzim Mubarrat

Research Assistant, IMSE

Phone: 806-224-8543

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics

  • Human-machine Interactions

  • Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Biomedical Research

  • Robotics, Prosthetic, Assistive, and Wearable Devices

Education:

  • B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2017)

Hobbies:

  • Sketching, BadmintonCricket, Football, RoboticsProgrammingGaming

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Mundhir Nasser Al Alawi

Ph.D. Student, Systems & Engineering Management

Research Interests:

  • Reliability & Modelling Analysis in Engineering

  • Aircraft Engineering Projects

  • Lean Management

  • Human-machine Interactions

Education:

  • M.S., Engineering Management, California State University Northridge, (2016)

  • B.S. (Hons.), Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Glamorgan University, Cardiff, (2012)

Dr. Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University.  He works on human-machine interaction, immersive technologies, operator fatigue and stress in the workplace, and healthcare and rehabilitation engineering.  His research focuses on understanding the integrative roles of biomechanics, motor control, and cognitive brain function in accelerating the effective merging of the human body and machines, especially in the emerging physical amplification and rehabilitation technologies.  His special focus is on investigating the multifaceted effects of fatigue (both physical and mental) on neuromuscular dynamics and visual performances in a complex human-machine system.  The goals of his research are to discover new scientific knowledge, techniques, and approaches and then instantiate them in product and work design processes to improve human ability and performance.  He has co-authored peer-reviewed articles for reputed journals, including Human Factors, Journal of Biomechanics, Safety Science, Ergonomics, and Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.

Biography

Part-time members

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Antonio S. Fernandes

Ph.D. Student, IMSE

Phone: 339-499-7455

Research Interests:

  • Human Factors and Engineering Psychology

  • Product Design and Development

  • User Experience Engineering

  • Cognitive Ergonomics 

  • Biomechanics

  • Quality Assurance

  • Preventive Action and Product Safety

  • Regulatory Standards Development 

Education:

  • MBA, Boston College

  • M.S., Finance, Boston College

  • B.S., Civil Engineering Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Certifications:

  • ASQ: CQE, CRE, CSQE, CQM/OE, CSSBB, CFSQA, CQA

  • QPS: CMBB

  • PMI: PMP

Hobbies:

  • Reading and Research 

Kieran Binkley

BS Student, IMSE, Rawl’s STEM MBA Pathway

Phone: 575-496-3131

Research Interests:

  • Industrial safety ergonomics

  • Quantum computing

  • System design and optimization

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency

  • Market analysis.

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Undergraduate researchers

Hobbies:

  • Personal fitness, sports in general, gaming, general craftsmanship, and snowboarding/skiing

Thomas Chen

BS Student, IMSE

Phone: 806-570-9567

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics

  • Ergonomics

  • Logistics and Operations

  • Management Science

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Hobbies:

  • Reading, Exercising, Learning

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MS Student, IMSE

Phone: 806-730-5829

Research Interests:

  • Ergonomics

  • Digital twin

  • Advanced Manufacturing

Manoj Srinivasan

Education:

  • BE, Automobile Engineering

Hobbies:

  •  Cooking, motorcycle touring, automotive websites & magazines

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Karan Shah

MS Student, IMSE

Phone: 806-281-0880

Research Interests:

  • Motion Capture System

  • Driving Simulator

  • Biodex System

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Oluwatosin Opafunso

MS Student, IMSE

Phone: 806-300-2461

Research Interests:

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

  • Biomechanics

  • Human Performance Improvement in Workplace

Quinten Humphrey

Research Assistant, IMSE

Phone: 239-734-0318

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics

  • Sports Applications

  • Prosthetics

  • Injury Prevention and Performance Improvement

Education:

  • M.S., Engineering Science with an emphasis in Electrical Engineering (2018)

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi (2015)

Hobbies:

  • Reading, hiking, hockey, gaming, crafting, boating

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Abdullah Al Masud

Ph.D. Student, ME

Phone: 806-470-0382

 

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