Missie Smith

Missie Smith
Missie Smith

Mohammad Iman Mokhlespour Esfahani

Mohammad Iman Mokhlespour Esfahani
Mohammad Esfahani

(January 25, 2017)  The ISE Department has awarded the 2017 UPS Doctoral Fellowship in the Human Factors and Safety Engineering to two Ph.D. students in Human Factors and Ergonomics, Martha (Missie) Smith (advisor: Dr. Joe Gabbard) and Mohammed Esfahani (advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum). This Ph.D. Fellowship provides a monthly stipend, tuition, and research expenses for students who successfully propose outstanding dissertation research to be conducted in safety and ergonomics.

Accordingly to Dr. John G. Casali, Grado Professor of ISE and the UPS Program Coordinator, the department has awarded UPS Doctoral Fellowship grants to Ph.D. students for over 20 years, and the total amount of support that UPS Foundation has supplied in response to his proposals totals over $900,000 during this period.  About 27 Ph.D. students have been supported to date by the UPS Fellowships.  These students have gone on to careers in workplace health and safety and/or ergonomics, which are hallmarks of UPS Corporation's commitment to the well-being of workers in industry.  Casali credits UPS Advisory Board representatives such as Mr. Don Wittke, Corporate Industrial Engineering Manager, in assisting with UPS Foundation support for the ISE graduate program.