Research in the NeuroErgonomics Lab utilizes theories, methods, and techniques from physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, psychology, and public health to better understand operator behavior and capabilities when interacting with simple and complex work systems. HF/E investigations involve examining multifactorial causes and consequences of operator stress and fatigue, brain-behavior relationships with changing workforce demographics (aging, obesity), and development of HF/E tools to assess operator health and performance in hazardous work environments.
- Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech - (Blacksburg, Virginia, United States) 2011
- M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech - (Blacksburg, Virginia, United States) 2009
- M.E. in Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York - (Buffalo, New York, United States) 2006
- B.E. in Production Engineering, University of Mumbai - (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) 2004
- Hosseinian, S. M., Zhu, Y., Mehta, R. K., Erraguntla, M., & Lawley, M. A. (2019). Static and Dynamic Work Activity Classification from a Single Accelerometer: Implications for Ergonomic Assessment of Manual Handling Tasks. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. 7(1), 1-20.
- Sharma, P. P., Benden, M., Mehta, R. K., Pickens, A., & Han, G. (2018). A Quantitative Evaluation of Electric Sit-Stand Desk Usage: 3-Month In-Situ Workplace Study. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. 6(2), 1-22.
- Mehta, R. K., Shortz, A. E., & Benden, M. E. (2018). Addendum: Mehta et al. Standing Up for Learning: A Pilot Investigation on the Neurocognitive Benefits of Stand-Biased School Desks. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(1), 59; doi:10.3390/ijerph13010059. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 15(3), 532-532.
- Buchanan, J. J., Park, I., Chen, J., Mehta, R. K., McCulloch, A., Rhee, J., & Wright, D. L. (2018). Expert monitoring and verbal feedback as sources of performance pressure. ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA. 186, 39-46.
- Rhee, J., & Mehta, R. K. (2018). Functional Connectivity During Handgrip Motor Fatigue in Older Adults Is Obesity and Sex-Specific. Front Hum Neurosci. 12, 455.
- Parasuraman, R., & Mehta, R. K. (2015). Neuroergonomic Methods for the Evaluation of Physical and Cognitive Work. Wilson, J. R., & Sharples, S. (Eds.), Evaluation of Human Work. (pp. 609-638). CRC Press.
- Aljihmani, L., Zhu, Y., Abbas, H. T., Mehta, R., Sasangohar, F., Erraguntla, M., Abbasi, Q. H., & Qaraqe, K. (2019). Spectral Analysis of Hand Tremors Induced during a Fatigue Test. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 21ST IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER-BASED MEDICAL SYSTEMS. 00, 658-663.
- Rhee, J., Dillards, T., Nzoiwu, M., & Mehta, R. K. (2017). Effect of Social Stress on Motor Function in Older Adults: an fNIRS Investigation. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 61(1), 31-31.
- Mantooth, W., Zhu, Y., & Mehta, R. K. (2017). Ergonomic Evaluation of Office Furniture on Team Dynamics. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 61(1), 1858-1858.
- Shortz, A. E., Franke, M., Kilic, E. S., Peres, S. C., & Mehta, R. K. (2017). Evaluation of Offshore Shiftwork using Heart Rate Variability. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 61(1), 1036-1039.
- Mehta, R. K., & Rhee, J. (2017). Functional Brain Activation During Lower Extremity Neuromuscular Fatigue In Older Women. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE. 49(5S), 695-695.
- RAPID: Human-robotic interactions during Harvey recovery operations awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2019
- Obesity, Stress, and Neuromuscular Function in the Elderly awarded by DHHS-NIH-National Institute On Aging 2015 - 2018
- Ritchey, Paul Daniel (2017-08). Development and Validation of the Self-report Ergonomic Assessment Tool (SEAT). (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Shortz, Ashley (2015-08). The Impact of Cognitive Fatigue on Age-Related Differences in Neuromuscular Function. (Master's Thesis)
- Osofundiya, Olufunmilola Aduke (2015-05). The Impact of Obesity on Walking and Dual-Task Situations in Older Adults: A Prefrontal fNIRS Study. (Master's Thesis)