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Hongwei Hsiao, Ph.D.

Hongwei Hsiao, Ph.D.Dr. Hongwei Hsiao serves a Chief of the Protective Technology Branch with the NIOSH Division of Safety Research (DSR).

Dr. Hsiao received his degrees from Cornell University and the University of Michigan and has held engineering and management positions in the manufacturing industry and currently is an adjunct professor at West Virginia University.

Dr. Hsiao joined NIOSH in 1991 and was instrumental in expanding the NIOSH Human Factors and Safety Engineering Programs. He currently supervises research to develop high-risk injury hazard controls, such as preventing falls, crushing injuries, and protective criteria for special populations, using state-of-the-art digital modeling and field testing methods.

Dr. Hsiao is an editorial board member for nine journals, and has authored more than 130 publications and patents. An active strategic goal thinker and frequently invited program-development speaker, he is also a recipient of numerous prestigious scientific awards. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics (U.K.) and an Honorary Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (U.S.).

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