Jaejin Hwang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ohio State University (2016)
  • M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ajou University (2011)
  • B.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ajou University (2009)

Research Interests

  • Healthcare Ergonomics
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Occupational Biomechanics
  • Neuroergonomics
  • Learning Science

Selected Projects

  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Exoskeletons during Patient Handling, NIOSH Pilot Project Research Training Program.
  • Evaluation of Biomechanical Exposures in the Neck and Upper Extremities during Augmented Reality Interactions, Jaejin Hwang, Office Ergonomics Research Committee.
  • Systematic Evaluation of Patient Transfer Devices to Improve Musculoskeletal Health among Caregivers and Patients, NIOSH Pilot Project Research Training Program.
  • Usability Evaluation of the French Door Refrigerator Handle, Samsung.

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Bagam Paper Award, Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers (2019)
  • PI Academy, Northern Illinois University (2016-2017)
  • Editorial Board Member – Work (2016-Present)
  • Executive Committee Member - International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (2019-Present)
  • Member - Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2012-Present)
  • Member - Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (2012-Present)

Selected Publications

  • Hwang, J., Kuppam, V. A., Chodraju, S. S. R., Chen, J., Kim, J. H., (2019), “Commercially Available Friction-Reducing Patient-Transfer Devices Reduce Biomechanical Stresses on Caregivers’ Upper Extremities and Low Back,” Human Factors, 61, 1125-1140.
  • Kuppam, V. A., Kim, I. S., Penumudi, S. A., and Hwang, J., (2019), “Effects of Leaning Workstation on Oxygenation in the Prefrontal Cortex and Cognitive Performance.” Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 4, 83-89.
  • Ailneni, R. C., Syamala, K. R., Kim, I. S., and Hwang, J., (2019), "Influence of Wearable Posture Correction Sensor on Head and Neck Posture: Sitting and Standing Workstations," WORK, 62, 27-35.
  • Penumudi, S. A., Kim, I. S., Chodraju, S. S. R., Mohler, R., Hwang, J. (2018), “Parkinson’s Patients’ Cognitive and Motor Function While Using a Mouse and Touchscreen,” Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 3, 151-157.
  • Syamala, K. R., Ailneni, R. C., Kim, J. H., and Hwang, J., (2018), " Armrests and Back Support Reduced Biomechanical Loading in the Neck and Upper Extremities during Mobile Phone Use," Applied Ergonomics, 73, 48-54.

Jaejin Hwang

Contact

815-753-9980
jhwang3@niu.edu 
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