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Dr. Maury Nussbaum

Maury A. Nussbaum, Ph.D., CPE

HG Prillaman Professor

Grado Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Core Faculty

Virginia Tech/Wake Forest School of Biomedical
Engineering and Sciences


Occupational Safety and Health Research Center (OSHRC)

Virginia Tech

Mail:    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
           (MC 0118)
           Durham Hall, RM 250, Virginia Tech
           1145 Perry Street
           Blacksburg, VA  24061

Email:  nussbaum [at]

Office:  (540) 231-6053


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Recent News

 New!   New article "Robust Sparse Representation-Based Classification Using Online Sensor Data for Monitoring Manual Material Handling Tasks" was published in IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (October 2018)

New article "Influences of augmented reality head-worn display type and user interface design on performance and usability in simulated warehouse order picking" was published in Applied Ergonomics (September 2018)

New article "A “Smart” Undershirt for Tracking Upper Body Motions: Task Classification and Angle Estimation" was published in IEEE Sensors Journal (August 2018)

American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) inducted me as a new Fellow at the 42nd ASB Annual Meeting in Rochester, Minnesota (August 2018)

Virginia Tech Board of Visitors reappointed me as the Hal G. Prillaman Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering (July 2018)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Theoretical and Applied Biomechanics
  • Occupational ergonomics and injury prevention
  • Balance, Posture Control, and Fall Prevention
  • Work Physiology and Muscle Fatigue
  • Ambulatory Assessment of Ergonomic Exposures
  • Individual Differences in Work Capacity and Injury Risk
  • Development of Ergonomic Design and Evaluation Guidelines
  • Consumer Product Design and Evaluation