Thomas J. Armstrong

Dept. Industrial and Operations Engineering
College of Engineering
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2117

Phone: 313-763-3742

Thomas J. Armstrong is a Professor in the Departments of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He also is the Director of the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics. His education includes a B.S.E. degree in Aerospace Engineering, an M.P.H. degree in Industrial Health, and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Health, Physiology and Engineering -- all from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Armstrong teaches courses for undergraduate and graduate engineers in work measurement and design, engineering anthropometry and work-related musculoskeletal disorders. His current research includes 1) study of the relationship between repetitive work and musculoskeletal disorders; 2) models of hand structures and movements for study of handwork; 3) coupling between the human hand and objects that support the body or that are supported by the hand; 4) surgical procedures, training and health outcomes; and 5) software for analysis of manual work.

Dr. Armstrong is an Associate editor for the Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics and he is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and the Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health. He is a Fellow in the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (USA), the Ergonomics Society (GB) and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He is a member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and a member of the ACGIH Physical Agents Committee, the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), the American Biomechanics Society (ASB), and the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Professional Ergonomist and a Certified Flight Instructor Aircraft and Instrument.

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