Who is Dr. M. M. Ayoub?

Dr. M.M. Ayoub is a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University. He holds a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Cairo, Egypt; and MS and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering from the State University of Iowa.

Dr. Ayoub was the organizer of the ergonomics division of the IIE and its first director. The division, during its early years, was the fastest growing division within the IIE.

Dr. Ayoub is a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, a fellow of the Ergonomics Society, a member of the IIE, the American Society of Engineering Education, the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (served as its president during its early years).

Dr. Ayoub has published over 150 publications in referred journals, and made over 150 presentations at various professional meetings in the US and abroad.

He is a pioneer in the application of mechanics to manual handling activities. He is well known for his research in the area of manual materials handling.

Dr. Ayoub has received numerous awards; these include:  The Paul Fitts Award in 1975, the Ergonomics Division Award of the IIE in 1980 (this award is now named the M.M. Ayoub Award), the David Baker Distinguished Research Award for IIE in 1981, the Jerome Ely Award for best paper in Human Factors Society Journal in 1985, the Outstanding Educators Award from the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) in 1997, and the Best Paper Award in the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics in 1999.

Dr. Ayoub has served in different capacities in various professional societies. He also served as a consultant to many organizations, including OSHA and NIOSH.

Dr. Ayoub also served on the Human Factors Committee for the National Academy of Sciences, and was a member of the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors.

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