(August 25, 2016) The ISE Department would like to welcome Dr. Carolyn Duncan as new faculty in Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics group. She joined the ISE Department as a Visiting Assistant Professor in August 2016.
Dr. Duncan received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from University of New Brunswick, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University in Newfoundland, where her focus was in Occupational Biomechanics and Postural Control. Prior to arriving at Virginia Tech, she was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute at the University of Waterloo, where she conducted neuroscience-related research on the effects of moving environments on postural control and motor learning.
As her Ph.D. and post-doc work indicate, Dr. Duncan’s research areas are: biomedical engineering, biomechanics, posture, kinematics, musculoskeletal disorders, and neuromechanics. She will be teaching ISE 5614 Human Physical Capabilities this fall semester.