We conduct research in the application of rigorous design methodologies to the design of artifacts and environments for people.

Advisor

Matt Parkinson : Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Engineering Design

Matt Parkinson

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Engineering Design

parkinson@psu.edu
Phone: (814) 863-9079; Fax: (814) 863-7229

213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
www.mattparkinson.com


 

Current Members

Sam Lapp : B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Sam Lapp

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

samlapp@gmail.com

Research Interests: Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift development


Kannan Anil Kumar : B.Tech. (Mechnical Engineering), M.S. (Engineering Design)

Kannan Anil Kumar

B.Tech. (Mechnical Engineering), M.S. (Engineering Design)

kannanplus@gmail.com

Research interests: Virtual Reality, Anthropometry, Data reweighting


John Barczynski : B.S. (Computer Science

John Barczynski

B.S. (Computer Science

jeb5875@psu.edu

Research Interests: Human centered design, Human-computer interaction, Software development


Elaine Demopolis : B.S. (Biomedical Engineering)

Elaine Demopolis

B.S. (Biomedical Engineering)

exd5119@psu.edu

Research interests: Global anthropometry, Biomaterials, Nanotechnology


Betsy Miller : B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Betsy Miller

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

elm5388@psu.edu

Research Interests: Human centered design, Process efficiency, Sustainability


Shweta Sen : B.S. (Biomedical Engineering)

Shweta Sen

B.S. (Biomedical Engineering)

sqs5831@psu.edu

Research Interests: Digital human modeling, Human factors, Medical device technology


Simi Thind : B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Simi Thind

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

thind@psu.edu

Research Interests: Child Anthropometry, Data Visualization, Accommodation Studies


Cailyn Spencer : B.S. (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering)

Cailyn Spencer

B.S. (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering)

ces5593@psu.edu

Research Interests: Ergonomics, Human centered design, Innovation and improvement, Project management


 

Alumni

Adi Krupski : B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Adi Krupski

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

avk5403@psu.edu

Research Interests: Comparing international populations, Process efficiency optimization


D. Reuben Haupt : M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

D. Reuben Haupt

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

drh271@psu.edu

Graduated: 2014


Andrew Baranak : M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Andrew Baranak

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)


Graduated: 2009
Went to: Georgia Tech
Publications:


Rob Fromuth : B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Rob Fromuth

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)


Graduated: 2009
Publications:


Chris Garneau : Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

Chris Garneau

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

cjgarneau@gmail.com

www.cjgarneau.com
Graduated: 2012
Went to: U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate
Publications:


Jillian Haldaman : M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Jillian Haldaman

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)


Graduated: 2010
Publications:


Gloria King : B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Gloria King

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)


Graduated: 2009
Publications:


Ketki Manjrekar : M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Ketki Manjrekar

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)



Gopal Nadadur : Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

Gopal Nadadur

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)


www.gopalnadadur.com
Graduated: 2012
Went to: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Publications:


Brian Pagano : M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Brian Pagano

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)


www.bpagano.com
Graduated: 2012
Went to: Honda R&D


Charlotte de Vries : M.S./Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

Charlotte de Vries

M.S./Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

cud142@psu.edu

Graduated: 2014
Went to: Penn State Behrend
Research interests: Changing populations, disproportionate disaccommodation, shoulder physiology
Publications:


Emily Leight : B.S. (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering)

Emily Leight

B.S. (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering)

etl5048@psu.edu

Research Interests: Ergonomics, Human centered design, Quality control


Bryan Tan : B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Bryan Tan

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

bwt5061@psu.edu

Research Interests: User Interface Design, Front End Web Development, Augmented Reality


Maria Alessandra Nusiner : B.S. (Industrial Engineering), M.S. (Engineering Design)

Maria Alessandra Nusiner

B.S. (Industrial Engineering), M.S. (Engineering Design)

man5279@psu.edu

Research Interests: Ergonomics, Human factors, Human-centered design


Devon Boyd :

Devon Boyd

dub223@psu.edu

Wesley Teerlink : M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

Wesley Teerlink

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)

wst113@psu.edu

www.wesleyteerlink.com
Lab member since: 2013