Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2002
M.S.E., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1994
M.S., Bioengineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1994
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Calvin College, 1989
Over the past 15 years, Professor Feyen has worked and conducted safety-related research in many different fields (construction, aviation, automotive, manufacturing, and the healthcare setting) and on a diverse range of topics (e.g., consumer product design, human performance modeling (including biomechanical and task analyses), industrial accident reconstruction, assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, technical documentation, and safety systems). His research interests span both cognitive and physical ergonomics, particularly with respect to occupational settings. Prior to joining MIE and MEHS here at UMD, Robert was an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University from January 2002 - August 2006.
Ph.D., Université Laval, (Canada)
M.S., B.S., Polytechnic University of Gdansk, (Poland)
Professor Abou has a practical and fundamental research program focused on Systems Health Monitoring and Safety, Risk Assessment, and Prognostic Analysis of Mechatronics Systems. Current projects include but are not limited to analysis of Mechatronics Systems Health Monitoring, and the study of advanced reliability analysis for complex systems with multistage components and sensors. These multidisciplinary efforts combine research on Functional and Hazard Identification and Analyses, System Safety Analysis, Control and Reliability Centered Maintenance, Effective Prevention Strategies and Technologies in order to anticipate, recognize, and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices affecting people, property, and the environment.