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Jaejin Hwang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ohio State University (2016)

Research Interests

  • Occupational Ergonomics
  • Biomechanics
  • Ergonomic Intervention
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Exposure assessment

Selected Projects

  • The effect of slide sheets on physical stress and task efficiency during patient repositioning in bed
  • The effect of wearable sensor on the posture, task performance, and cognitive function in office work: Sitting and Standing workstation
  • Usability evaluation of the French door refrigerator handle, sponsored by Samsung

Professional Associations and Honors

  • PI Academy, Northern Illinois University (2016-2017)
  • Phi Beta Delta – Zeta Gamma Chapter, Northern Illinois University (Inducted in 2016)
  • Bronze Prize, Project Competition, Korea Institute of Industrial Engineers (2008)
  • Encouragement Prize, Project Competition, Korea Institute of Industrial Engineers (2007)
  • Member - Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • Member - Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA)

Selected Publications

  • Hwang, J.*, Knapik, G. G., Dufour, J. S., Best, T. M., Khan, S. N., Mendel, E., and W. S. Marras, (2016), " A Biologically-Assisted Curved Muscle Model of the Lumbar Spine: Model Validation," Clinical Biomechanics, 37, 153-159.
  • Hwang, J.*, Knapik, G. G., Dufour, J. S., Aurand, A., Best, T. M., Khan, S. N., Mendel, E., and W. S. Marras, (2016), " A Biologically-Assisted Curved Muscle Model of the Lumbar Spine: Model Structure," Clinical Biomechanics, 37, 53-59.
  • Hwang, J.*, Dufour, J. S., Knapik, G. G., Best, T. M., Khan, S. N., Mendel, E., and W. S. Marras, (2016), “Prediction of Magnetic Resonance Imaging-derived Trunk Muscle Geometry With Application to Spine Biomechanical Modeling,” Clinical Biomechanics, 37, 60-64.
  • Hwang, J.*, Knapik, G. G., Dufour, J. S., and W. S. Marras, (2016), " Curved Muscles in Biomechanical Models of the Spine: A Systematic Literature Review," Ergonomics, (in press).
  • Le, P., Hwang, J.*, Grawe, S., Li, J., Snyder, A., Lee, C., and W. S. Marras, (2016), "Biomechanical Patterns of Text-message Distraction," Ergonomics, 58(10), 1690-1700.
  • Hwang, J.*, and M. C. Jung, (2015), "Age and Sex Differences in Ranges of Motion and Motion Patterns," International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 21(2), 173-186.
  • Jung, M. C., Chung, J. Y., Son, K. H., Wang, H., Hwang, J.*, Kim, J. J., Kim, J. H., and B. H. Min, (2014), "Difference in Knee Rotation between Total and Unicompartmental Knee Artrhoplasties during Stair Climbing," Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 22(8), 1879-1886.
  • Wang, H., Hwang, J.*, Lee, K. S., Kwag, J. S., Jang, J. S., and M. C. Jung, (2014), "Upper Body and Finger Posture Evaluations at an Electric Iron Assembly Plant," Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 24(2) 161-171.
  • Hwang, J.*, Shin, H., and M. C. Jung, (2013), "Joint Motion Pattern Classification by Cluster Analysis of Kinematic, Demographic, and Subjective Variables," Applied Ergonomics, 44(4), 636-642.
  • Qu, Y., Hwang, J.*, Lee, K. S., and M. C. Jung, (2012), "The Effect of Camera Location on Observation-based Posture Estimation," Ergonomics, 55(8), 885-897.

Jaejin Hwang

Contact

815-753-9980
jhwang3@niu.edu 
EB 242
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