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)




Ph.D. Students

Syed Tanzim Mubarrat

Research Assistant, IMSE

Phone: 806-224-8543

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics

  • Human-machine interactions

  • Artificial intelligence and Internet of Things in biomedical research

  • Robotics, prosthetic, assistive, and wearable devices


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


  • Sketching, BadmintonCricket, Football, RoboticsProgrammingGaming

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


  • 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.