The Ergonomics Open Journal

ISSN: 1875-9343 ― Volume 11, 2018

Executive Editor:

Atta-ur-Rahman (Biography

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry (Cambridge University 1968), has 1056 international publications including 210. He won the UNESCO Science Prize and was elected Fellow of Royal Society (London). He was conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including Cambridge University. He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, and the Austrian government honoured him with its high civil award (“Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande") (2007) .He is Foreign Fellow (“Academician”) of Chinese and Korean Academies of Sciences. The University of Technology Mara, Malaysia UiTM, has established “Atta-ur-Rahman Institute of Natural Product Discovery” in his honour. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was the Federal Minister of Science and Technology of Pakistan. He is Chairman UN Committee on Science Technology and Innovation for UNESCAP region covering 62 countries.


Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge

Associate Editor:

P.M. Arezes (Biography
P.M. Arezes

He is a Full Professor on Human Factors Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal, and a visiting scholar at MIT and Harvard University. He coordinates the Ergonomics & Human Factors research group, where he supervised almost 20 PhD theses. He published more than 75 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, and he is the author/editor of more than 40 books. He is being a member of the scientific and organisation committees of several international events, including the periodic events WOS, ORP, AHFE and SHO. Since 2016, he is the National Director of the Portuguese governmental program for science and Technology MIT Portugal (


School of Engineering
University of Minho

Editorial Board Members:

O. Broberg (Biography
O. Broberg

Ole Broberg is Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, Department of Management Engineering. His research focusses on how ergonomics can contribute to design processes of new workplaces including participatory ergonomics, work system design, and sociotechnical systems analysis and design. From 2015, he has served as Co-Chair of the IEA Technical Committee on Organizational Design and Management (ODAM). In 2016, he was elected IEA Fellow by the International Ergonomics Association.


Department of Management Engineering
Technical University of Denmark

T. Gross (Biography
T. Gross

Dr. Tom Gross has published numerous articles in journals, conference proceedings, books and book chapters. He has been teaching at various universities across Europe and he has given invited talks and tutorials in various international conferences. He is a member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals. He has been chair of conferences, organiser of scientific events, and member of various program committees. He is the official representative of Germany in the IFIP Technical Committee on ‘Human Computer Interaction’ (TC.13), member of the Steering Committee of Human-Computer Interaction and of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work of the Germany Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik, GI).


Human-Computer Interaction Group
University of Bamberg

M.T. Maybury (Biography
M.T. Maybury

Dr. Mark Maybury is Vice President of Intelligence Portfolios and Director of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC at the MITRE Corporation. He was formerly MITRE’s Chief Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Scientist of the USAF from 2010-2013 he authored Air Force Cyber Vision 2025, Global Horizons and Energy Horizons. In 2016 he was awarded a Federal 100 Award. An IEEE and AAAI Fellow, Dr. Maybury has edited ten books and was awarded three patents. Dr. Maybury is a member of the Defense Science Board and formerly served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Board.


Information Technology Division
The MITRE Corporation
Bedford, MA

S. Salminen (Biography
S. Salminen

My expertise is human factors related to occupational injury. I have studied several aspects of occupational injury: both individual and organizational aspects. Work-related traffic and injuries I have studied with traffic experts during 20 years. Physical violence at work is one of my research topics. Nowadays, resilience related occupational safety is my main research topic.  I have published 150 peer reviewed articles in English, German and Finnish languages.


Department of Social Psychology
University of Helsinki

M. Trimmel (Biography
M. Trimmel

Michael TRIMMEL is habilitated for “Psychology” (1989), holds a position as Professor at the Medical University Vienna and Associate Professor at the Faculty for Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He conducted research in General Psychology (motivation, self-regulation, emotion, stress, well-being, comfort, human-computer interaction, cognition, learning, attention, and brain mechanisms) and in Applied Psychology (Human Factors, Noise Research, Aviation Psychology, Cyberpsychology, Environmental Psychology, Music Perception, Biofeedback, Psychophysiology, Neuropsychophysiology, Psychopharmacology, and Health Psychology) using neurophysiological (EEG, ERPs, brain DC potentials), psychophysiological (HR, HRV, EMG, EDA), and experimental methods. He edited special issues in ergonomics/human factors journals, published 200 papers, and is author of 7 books.


Institute of Environmental Health
Medical University of Vienna

A. Coca (Biography
A. Coca

Dr. Aitor Coca did Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in University of Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain in 1994. He did masters and Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Specialization: Exercise Physiology) from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2002 and 2005 respectively. His research includes (a) Safety, Health and Performance in extreme environments. (b) Human thermoregulatory, cardiopulmonary, and cognitive responses to exercise and environmental stress factors including heat, cold, hypoxia, and air pollution (c) Environmental and occupational ergonomics: focus on personal protective clothing and equipment (d) Disease improvement through thermoregulatory processes (MS, diabetes) (e) Physical activity and health in elder populations and in chronic diseases (f) Noninvasive physiological monitoring technology and system.


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
United States

D.H. Ham (Biography
D.H. Ham

MDong-Han Ham received the B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Inha University, South Korea, in 1993, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from KAIST, South Korea, in 1995 and 2001, respectively. He is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Chonnam National University, South Korea. He worked as a tenured senior research fellow in the School of Engineering and Information Sciences at Middlesex University, UK during 2005-2012 and as a senior researcher at ETRI, South Korea during 2001-2005. His research interests are cognitive systems engineering, human-computer interaction, service science, and system safety engineering.


School of Engineering and Information Sciences
Middlesex University

J.G. Phillips (Biography
J.G. Phillips

Dr. James G. Phillips is currently an Associate Professor at Auckland University of Technology. He did his undergraduate training at Adelaide University (honours thesis with Dr. Doug Vickers) and completed his PhD at Flinders University (supervised by Dr. Denis Glencross). After doing some post-doctoral work with Professor George Stelmach on Parkinsons Disease and balance in the elderly he worked for a year at Bendigo College of Advanced Education. From 1990 to 2010 he worked at the Psychology Department at Monash University.


Department of Psychology
Monash University

A. Sanna (Biography
A. Sanna

Dr. Sanna obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where currently he serves as an Associate Professor. He has published more than 150 scientific publications and his research interests include computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, parallel and distributed computing, scientific visualization, and human-computer interaction. He is a senior member of ACM as well as member of several Editorial Boards of journals and international conferences. He has been the General Chair of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment 2015 and guest editors for several special issues published on international journals.


Department of Engineering
Polytechnic University of Turin

H. Helfrich (Biography
H. Helfrich

Her Areas of Specialization are Human resource management, Human reliability and error, Aviation Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cross-cultural psychology, Psychology of time, Methodology of Social Research Her education in Habilitation (1989). Psychology, University of Regensburg (Germany). Currently, she is Visiting Professor at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE), Dalian, China (since 2012) and Chair, Department of Intercultural communication, Chemnitz University of Technology (2009 ˆ 2012).


Department of Intercultural Communication
University of Hildesheim

Associate Editorial Board Members:

K.N. Dewangan (Biography
K.N. Dewangan

Krishna Dewangan received his PhD in ergonomics from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He did his Postdoctoral Research from Concordia University and IRSST as well in Montreal. He is full professor at North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), India. He was visiting faculty at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok and visiting scientist at Concordia University, Montreal. He is guest editor of a special issue on Vehicle Ergonomics in International Journal of Vehicle Performance. His research interest is exposure assessment; vibration biodynamic responses; anthropometry; muscular strength; work physiology; musculoskeletal disorder; occupational health; accident analysis; injury prevention.


Department of Agricultural Engineering
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology

I.-J. Kim (Biography
I.-J. Kim

Dr. In-Ju Kim earned his PhD degree from the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a faculty member in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at the University of Sharjah, UAE. His research areas of experts and interests are industry/occupational safety, ergonomics/human factors engineering, biomechanics, injury prevention, sports engineering, rehabilitation science and technology, tribology, and nanotechnology applications for safety and health. He has served as a chief editor and editorial member for several journals in the areas of ergonomics, injury prevention and rehabilitation, safety science and technology and an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals.


Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
University of Sharjah

S. Priyan (Biography
S. Priyan

Dr. S. Priyan obtained is Ph.D. degree (in Dec 2015) in Mathematics from The Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University, Dindigul, India. Dr. Priyan is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, India. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Optimization, Applied Mathematics, Inventory Management, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Systems, and Fuzzy decision making. Dr. Priyan is a member of the following societies: Society of Industrial Engineering, Indian Society for Technical Education, Society of Operations Research, and International Association of Engineers.


Department of Mathematics
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College

T. Ryu (Biography
T. Ryu

Taebeum Ryu received his PhD in human factors and ergonomics from Pohang Science and Technology (POSTECH) in 2006. He is an associate professor of Industrial and Management Engineering at Hanbat National University, South Korea. His research interests are in the field of applied human–computer interaction, user experience evaluation, and affective/kansei engineering in various products from confectionery to interior and exterior of passenger cars.


Department of Industrial and Management Engineering
Hanbat National University
South Korea

F. Fruggiero (Biography
F. Fruggiero

FABIO FRUGGIERO graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Salerno where he conducted his PhD in Mechanical Engineering a He is Assistant Professor, and responsible of the area and lab, in Industrial Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering Area -  of the University of Basilicata- Italy. He works as referee for different International Journals and the national minister of research. He has collaboration with firms of the production and service sector. He is acting as consultant to several major companies and patent initiatives. He is active in initiative for knowledge transfer to industry.


School of Engineering
University of Basilicata

M.D. Martínez-Aires (Biography
M.D. Martínez-Aires

Ma Dolores Martínez-Aires, Ph. D. Associate Professor, Department of Building Construction, University of Granada (Spain). She is an engineer industrial (specialty industrial organization) and a technical architect in execution of site. She has been teaching at various universities across Latino America. Her research focuses on different topic: construction safety, physical agents in the workplace (noise, vibration and temperature), Prevention though Design, BIM and safety management and nanoparticles occupational exposure. She has been invited in several international conferences. She is a member of several scientific committees and reviewer for international research journals.


Department of Building Construction
University of Granada

H. Rashid (Biography
H. Rashid

Dr. Hamad Rashid did his PhD. in Organizational Management (Human factors effects on maintenance) from Cranfield University in 2010. He is an experienced consultant engineer and skilled academic with strong records of achievements in teaching and research, engineering, and CPD training. Professionally, Dr. Rashid is an auditor of ISO-10015 for quality in higher and vocational education, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy – UK, a certified aircraft accident investigator, and a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society-UK.


School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing
Cranfield University


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