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Dr. William MarrasFaculty Member Picture


Contact Information

Office: 278 Baker Systems Engineering
Phone: (614) 292-6670
Fax: (614) 292-7852
Email: marras.1 @ osu.edu


Wright State University: B.S.(Systems Engineering - Human Factors Engineering), 1976
Wayne State University: M.S.(Human Factors Engineering), 1978
Wayne State University: Ph.D.(Bioengineering and Ergonomics), 1982

Areas of Interest

Industrial biomechanics issues, laboratory biomechanics studies, mathematical modeling, and clinical studies of the back and wrist.

Courses Taught at OSU

Undergraduate Courses: ISE560, ISE680 Ergonomics & Industrial Biomechanics in Industry, ISE664, ISE665

Graduate Courses: Biomechanics and Ergonomics (Engineering Anthropometry), Biomechanics and Ergonomics (Spine Mathematical Modeling), Biomechanics and Ergonomics (Biomechanics of Cumulative Trauma Disorders), Seminar in Industrial Engineering, Dynamic Biomechanical Lab Analysis

Dr. William S. Marras holds the Honda Endowed Chair in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University. He also holds joint appointments in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Biomedical Engineering. He is the founder and director of the Biodynamics Laboratory and the Center for Occupational Health in Automotive Manufacturing (COHAM); he is an Executive Director of OSU's Institute for Ergonomics. His research is centered on occupational biomechanics issues including workplace biomechanical and epidemiologic studies, laboratory biomechanical studies, mathematical modeling, and clinical studies of the back and wrist.

Additional Information

Dr. Marras's Webpage

Spine Research Institute

The Institute for Ergonomics

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