Robert Radwin

Professor

Room: 2106
Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-6596
Fax: (608) 316-4604
radwin@bme.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Professor Radwin's research focuses on the physiological and biomechanical aspects of work. He investigates how to better design jobs, equipment, tools, products, and environments in which people play a significant role, so that human capabilities are maximized, physical stress and fatigue are minimized, and work is optimized. He has numerous grants and contracts from government agencies, companies and private foundations and he is frequently a consultant to industry and government for ergonomics in manufacturing and product design.  Professor Radwin is founding chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  He is a Discovery Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

Education

  • PhD 1986, industrial and operations engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • MS 1979, bioengineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • MSE 1979, electrical and computer engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • BS 1975, electrical engineering, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Research Interests

  • Occupational ergonomics and biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of muscle and tendon disorders
  • Primary and secondary prevention of repetitive motion injuries
  • Ergonomic design of manually operated products, hand tools and equipment
  • Evaluation of risk for work related musculoskeletal disorders in manual work
  • Medical surveillance for carpal tunnel syndrome and upper limb disorders
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Quantification of psychomotor and manual skills
  • Ergonomics of medical instruments, procedures and simulations

Awards, Honors and Societies

Awards and Honors

  • Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (1988)
  • Whitaker Foundation Investigator (1990)
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation (1991)
  • Special Emphasis Research Career Award, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (1991)
  • Who s Who in Science & Engineering (First Appeared 1992)
  • Board Certification in Ergonomics, CPE No. 145 (1993)
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1994)
  • Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (1997)
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (1999)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (2000)
  • Engineering Alumni Society Merit Award in Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (2004)
  • Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (2005)
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in America (2006)
  • Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (2009)
  • Ragnar E. Onstad Service to Society Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)

 

Editorial Boards

  • Human Factors (Associate Editor for Review Articles)

 

National Committees

  • National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, Panel on Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace (1999 - 2000)
  • National Research Council, Committee on Human Factors (2001 - 2006)
  • National Research Council Committee on the External Evaluation of NIDRR and Its Grantees (2010-2012)
  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Human Factors Engineering Committee, ANSI HE75 Standard for Human Factors Design of Medical Devices (2006-Present).  
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Council (2014-Present)

 

 

Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Secondary Contact

Room 3180
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
330 N. Orchard Street
Madison, wi 53715

Alt Ph: (608) 316-4329

Profile Summary

Professor Radwin\'s research focuses on the physiological and biomechanical aspects of work. He investigates how to better design jobs, equipment, tools, products, and environments in which people play a significant role, so that human capabilities are maximized, physical stress and fatigue are minimized, and work is optimized. He has numerous grants and contracts from government agencies, companies and private foundations and he is frequently a consultant to industry and government for ergonomics in manufacturing and product design.  Professor Radwin is founding chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  He is a Discovery Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.


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