Md Shafiqul Islam, AHFP

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United States


Md Shafiqul Islam is a Ph.D. Student at the Grado Industrial and Systems Engineering department of Virginia Tech. He is working under Dr. Sol Lim at the Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics (OEB) Lab and conducting research in Human Factors Engineering. He completed his B.Sc. in Industrial and Production Engineering from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. Before starting his Ph.D., he worked as a Production Engineer at Avery Dennison Corporation (A member of the Fortune 500 companies). Before that, he worked as an Industrial Engineer at the Textile Division of SQUARE Group (One of the largest groups of companies in Bangladesh). His main research philosophy is accessibility for all in system design. That's one of the main reasons he chose to pursue his research in Human Factors Engineering. By participating in different projects and research work in OEB lab, he wishes to make accessible systems for people with different conditions (i.e., people with vision impairment, older adults, etc.). He hopes to utilize his industry experience in his research work to make effective research output. He is interested in an academic career after completion to continue his research in the field of Ergonomics and Human Factors.