Maury Nussbaum, professor in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was named the Hal G. Prillaman Professor Fellow of Engineering and Operations Research by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board's quarterly meeting on Aug. 25.

Nussbaum will hold this professor fellowship for two years; the fellowship recognizes faculty who are producing exceptional results in all aspects of their work.

Nussbaum began his career at Virginia Tech as an assistant professor in 1996. He has developed and taught industrial and systems engineering courses to hundreds of students, and has established a research program in occupational biomechanics, the modeling of lumbar spine kinetics and kinematics, artificial neural networks, and industrial ergonomics and work physiology.

He has advised more than 35 graduate students, authored or co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed papers, and has participated in more than $10 million in sponsored research projects.

Nussbaum received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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