Robert G. 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 actively studies the recognition, causes and control of musculoskeletal disorders in manual work. He has received numerous grants from government agencies, private foundations and industry. His research is concerned with developing measurement and analytical methods for assessing exposure to physical stress in the workplace; understanding ergonomics aspects of the design, selection, installation and use of manually operated equipment including hand tools; and quantifying functional deficits associated with musculoskeletal disorders and peripheral neuropathies.  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 biomechanics
  • causes and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and peripheral neuropathies
  • ergonomics aspects of manually operated equipment and human-computer input devices
  • analytical methods for measuring and assessing exposure to physical stress in the workplace
  • rehabilitation engineering

Awards, Honors and Societies

Awards and Honors

  • Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (1988)
  • Whitaker Foundation Investigator (1990 - 1993)
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation (1991 - 1996)
  • Special Emphasis Research Career Award, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (1991 - 1994)
  • 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 Ergonomics Society (2000)
  • Engineering Alumni Society Merit Award in Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (2004)
  • Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (2005)
  • Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (2009)

 

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 Grantee (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).  

 

 

Publications

Courses

Summer 2014

  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • ISYE 564 - Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics
  • BME 990 - Research and Thesis
  • BME 890 - Pre-dissertation Research
  • BME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • BME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • BME 399 - Independent Study
  • BME 564 - Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics
  • BME 990 - Research and Thesis
  • BME 890 - Pre-dissertation Research
  • BME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • BME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • BME 389 - Honors in Research
  • ISYE 350 - Junior Design Laboratory
  • ISYE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • BME 990 - Research and Thesis
  • BME 890 - Pre-dissertation Research
  • BME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • BME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • Secondary Contact

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

    Alt Ph: (608) 316-4329

    Profile Summary

    Professor Radwin actively studies the recognition, causes and control of musculoskeletal disorders in manual work. He has received numerous grants from government agencies, private foundations and industry. His research is concerned with developing measurement and analytical methods for assessing exposure to physical stress in the workplace; understanding ergonomics aspects of the design, selection, installation and use of manually operated equipment including hand tools; and quantifying functional deficits associated with musculoskeletal disorders and peripheral neuropathies.  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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