Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering
The University of Michigan, 1998

M.S.E., Industrial and Operations Engineering
The University of Michigan, 1993

B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering
The University of Michigan, 1989

Research Areas

Driver ergonomics | Impact biomechanics and human tolerance | Motor vehicle occupant protection | Engineering anthropometry | Digital human modeling | Industrial ergonomics | Office ergonomics | Design of seats, chairs, and vehicle interiors

Professional Associations

SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers)
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Kenneth M. Reese Outstanding Research Scientist Award
U-M College of Engineering, 2022

Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award,
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), 1997, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2020

Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award
U-M College of Engineering (joint with 20 other faculty in the Automotive Research Center), 2020

SAE Meetings Board Outstanding Oral Presentation Award,
2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 (x3), 2006, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2018
2019 (x2)

Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award, SAE International. This award recognizes individuals whose accomplishments include outstanding international research, innovation and contributions to crash injury protection, biomechanics, and design, 2018

Don B. Chaffin Collegiate Research Professorship. The collegiate research professorship is the highest honor awarded by the U-M to research faculty for "Exceptional scholarly achievement and impact on advancing knowledge", 2016

Best Oral Presentation, 4th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium, 2016

Best Paper Award – Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (co-author), 2015

Mimics Innovation Award, Best Article Award: 1st Place in North & South America, Materialise (co-author), 2015.

U.S. Department of Transportation Special Award of Appreciation for outstanding leadership and special contributions in the field of motor vehicle safety, 2015

John Paul Stapp Award for Best Paper at the 58th Stapp Car Crash Conference (co-author), 2014

Applied Research Award, 3rd International Digital Human Modeling Symposium, 2014

John Paul Stapp Award for Best Paper at the 57rd Stapp Car Crash Conference (co-author), 2013

Huang Shilin Memorial Award for Distinguished Paper on Vehicle Safety, China Conference of Automotive Safety Technology, SAE China (co-author), 2013

General Motors Most Valuable Colleague Award, 2010

John Paul Stapp Award for Best Paper at the 53rd Stapp Car Crash Conference (co-author), 2010

SAE International (fomerly Society of Automotive Engineers), 2010

Arch T. Colwell Award for Outstanding Technical Merit
Society of Automotive Engineers, 2003, 2006

Ralph H. Isbrandt Auto Safety Engineering Award
Society of Automotive Engineers, 1994, 2004

Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper
Society of Automotive Engineers, 1999

SAE Award for Excellence in Oral Presentation
Society of Automotive Engineers, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2003 (x2)


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