Shihab S. Asfour

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Shihab S. Asfour Ph.D. is a Professor and Chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He teaches courses in Statistics, Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Programming, Motion and Time Study, and other subjects. His research interests include Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Safety Engineering, Sports Medicine, and Energy Conservation. Professor Asfour joined the UM Faculty in 1980.

In 1976, he received his Bachelor’s of Science from Alexandria University. He followed this, three years later, with a M.S. from the same school. His doctoral work was done at Texas Tech University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1980.

After finishing school, Dr. Asfour started teaching at the University of Miami as an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering. He became an Associate Professor in 1984 and a Professor in 1988. Since 1999, he has been the Chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department.

Selected publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Karwowski, W., Genaidy, A.M. and Asfour, S.S., Computer Aided Ergonomics, Taylor & Francis, London, 570 pages, 1990.

Asfour, S.S. (editor), Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV-B, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 562 pages, 1987.

Asfour, S.S. (editor), Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV-A, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 574 pages, 1987.

Contributions to Books[edit]

Khalil, T.M., Abdel-Moty, E., Steele-Rosomoff, R., Rosomoff,H.L., Asfour,S.S. “The Role of Ergonomics in the Prevention and Treatment of Myofascial Pain”, in Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia: Trigger Point Management, 2nd Edition. By Edward S. Rachlin, MD, FACS, and Isabel Rachlin, PT, Mosby-Year Book, Incorporated, pp. 561–587, 2002.

Asfour, S.S., Akcin, M., Tritar, M. and Genaidy, A.M.. "Physiological Models and Guidelines for the Design of High Frequency Shoulder Lifting Tasks", ", in Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Research on Manual Material Handling, 1983—1996 , By W. Karwowski (editor), M. Wogalter (editor), P. Dempsey. 1997.

Genaidy, A.M., Duyos, J.R., and Asfour, S.S., "Physiological Stresses Associated with Manual Handling of Containers of Varied Sizes and Weights: A Case Study", in Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Research on Manual Material Handling, 1983—1996, By W. Karwowski (editor), M. Wogalter (editor), P. Dempsey. 1997.

Waly, S., Asfour, S.S., and Iridiastadi H., "Prediction of Thermal Stress in the Workplace with Natural Ventilation", Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety II, B. Das and W. Karwowski (editors), Washington, DC, 1997.

Garcia, F., Waly, S., Asfour, S.S., and Khalil, T., "Prediction of Localized Muscle Fatigue: II. A Learning Vector Quantization Approach, Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety II, B. Das and W. Karwowski (editors), Washington, DC, 1997.

Experience[edit]

1999–Present: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Chairman of Industrial Engineering Department

1997–Present: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

1988-1999: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Associate Chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department

1988–Present: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Professor of Neurological Surgery

1988–Present: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Professor of Industrial Engineering

1984-1988: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

1984-1988: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

1983-1997: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Director of Graduate Studies in Industrial Engineering

1982-1983: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

1980-1983: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

Sources[edit]

Dr. Asfour's University of Miami Website: [1]