Claudiu T. Lungu, PhD

  • Development of new personal air sampler for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) compatible with the photothermal desorption technology developed in our industrial hygiene lab.
  • Use of 3D technology for designing and testing better fitting respirators and protective eyewear.
  • Testing of Activated Carbon Fibers (ACFs) for VOC absorption and particulate matter (PM) filtration for future use in respiratory protection devices.
  • Development of natural fiber based novel composite absorbent materials for environmental remediation.
  • Total personal exposure – exposome.

Jonghwa Oh, PhD

  • Assessment of Hand-Arm Vibration exposure (HAV) among workers using vibrating handtools
  • Improvement of user fit of safety eyewear via 3D technology
  • Development of a novel analyticall method for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Photothermal Desorption (PTD)
  • Development of sustainable, environmental-friendly sorption materials for VOCs combined
  • Investigations of industrial ventilation
  • Assessment of occupational noise exposure

Karen Heaton, PhD

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Sleep
  • Motor vehicle crash prevention truck drivers;
  • Remote workers’ access to healthcare and information;
  • Spousal influence on worker health behavior;
  • Barriers to sleep on the road;
  • Stress and social isolation among truck drivers;
  • Obstructive sleep apnea screening and treatment adherence;
  • Theory of Planned Behavior DOT Medical Examinations Philosophy of Science;
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Quantitative Research Methods Subjective measures of sleepiness.

Richard Sesek, PhD, MPH, CSP, CPE

  • Industrial ergonomics and ergonomic modeling
  • Ergonomic epidemiology
  • Industrial safety interventions
  • Human factors engineering and usability
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome detection and screening in occupational settings
  • Occupational Injury prevention

Sean Gallagher, PhD

  • Fatigue Failure of Musculoskeletal Tissues
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Physical Strength Assessment
  • Biomaterials Testing
  • Low Back Pain
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Ergonomics

Mark Schall, PhD, CPE

  • Developing, evaluating, and applying direct measurement technologies to assess exposure to occupational risk factors associated with musculoskeletal health outcomes and
  • Designing ergonomic interventions to prevent the incidence of musculoskeletal health outcomes among working people

Gerald 'Jerry' Davis, PhD, CPE

  • Safety and ergonomics litigation
  • Human factors, occupational safety and ergonomics
  • Data acquisition and validation
  • Work measurement, standards, methods engineering
  • Human performance capability in occupation contexts
  • Systems Safety Engineering
  • Training via Technology

Rob Thomas, PhD, PE, CPE, Professor Emeritus

  • General occupational safety and ergonomics
  • Occupational Biomechanics
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Workplace and work area design