Brian M. Kleiner has been named the Ralph H. Bogle Jr. Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Kleiner, director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction and professor of industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering, has established a world-class research program in the analysis and design of work systems and work systems interfaces with a specialization in ‘macro’ or ‘systems’ ergonomics. He also works in socio-technical systems, function allocation in automation and systems design, safety, health and performance management. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed papers and has participated in more than $10 million in funded research projects. In addition, he has served as proposal coordinator and as director for three rounds of proposals for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health funded Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health Research, resulting in approximately $15 million in research funding and approximately $29 million more in grant proposals currently under review.
Professor Kleiner received a PhD and MS degree from UB ISE, in the area of Human Factors Engineering. He is a member of the ISE Advisory Board.