Richard W. Marklin, Ph.D., C. P. E.


Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Hall 305
(414) 288-3622
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Research Interests

  • Ergonomics
  • Human factors engineering
  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hand tool and product design
  • Workplace design

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1991, The Ohio State University 
M.S., 1988, The Ohio State University 
B.F.A., 1981, University of Kansas

Selected Recent Publications

Conrad, M. O., Marklin, R. W. (2014). Evaluation of forearm muscle fatigue from operating a motorcycle clutch. Journal of Ergonomics, 6.

Moriguchi, C., Carnaz, L., Miranda, L. C., Marklin, R. W., Gil Coury, H. J. (2012). Are posture data from simulated tasks representative of field conditions? Case study for electric utility overhead workers. Ergonomics, August 2012 (DOI:10.1080/00140139.2012.708439.), 1-13.

Moriguchi, C., Carnaz, C., Carlos de MIranda, C., Marklin, R. W., Gil Coury, H. J. (2012). Biomechanical analysis of loading/unloading a ladder on a truck. no. WORK:  A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 41, 2492-2495.

Stone, A., Marklin, R. W., Marklin, R., Seeley, P., Mezei, G. (2011). A collaborative effort to apply ergonomics to elecric utility workers at generating stations. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 39 (2), 103-111.

Saginus, K., Marklin, R. W., Marklin, R., Seeley, P., Freier, S. (2011). Optimal location of mobile computer in a vehicle cab based on physical ergonomics. Human Factors, 53 (5), 474-488.

Recent Grants

Marklin, Richard William, "Construction of an Aquaponics Greenhouse," Sponsored by MU COE. (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015).

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