Maury Nussbaum, professor, assistant department head, and graduate program director in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed as the Hal G. Prillaman Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Hal G. Prillaman Professorship in Industrial and Systems Engineering was established by and is named for a 1965 graduate who now is a member of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Recipients of the professorship hold the position for a period of five years.

Nussbaum held the Hal G. Prillaman Professor Fellowship from 2008 to 2012 and has held the Hal G. Prillaman Professorship since 2012.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1996, Nussbaum has established a world-class research program in occupational biomechanics, the modeling of lumbar spine kinetics and kinematics, artificial neural networks, industrial ergonomics, and work physiology. He is the author or co-author of 190 peer-reviewed journal articles and has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than $15 million in sponsored research projects.

In the classroom, Nussbaum has developed and taught innovative courses to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate industrial and systems engineering students. He has advised 49 graduate students to completion.

He is a Fellow in the International Ergonomics Association (elected 2015), Institute of Industrial Engineers (2014), American Industrial Hygiene Association (2013), and the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (2009). He is also the founding and managing editor of the IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors and a member of the editorial board of Ergonomics and the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.

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

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