Dr. Patrick Neumann
Dr. W. Patrick Neumann, Lic.Eng., LEL, Eur.Erg., is a full professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University in Canada.
Neumann has been engaged in both epidemiological studies of low-back pain in the auto sector and ergonomics intervention research. His research now focuses on the design of work systems that are effective and sustainable from both human and technical perspectives. Areas of R&D interest include human factors and firm strategy, industrial system design processes, organizational design and change management, simulation and virtual performance modelling, and performance and exposure measurement.
Neumann's collaborations have been acknowledged with the Elsevier Clinical Biomechanics Award (in 1997), the International Journal of Production Research’s 55th Anniversary Editors Top 10 pick, and the Best Paper Award from the German Association of Business Management Scholars (“Kommission Produktionswirtschaft”). His work was also acknowledged by Taylor and Francis as being among the top 10 most downloaded articles in the ergonomics field in 2014.
Neumann has a BSc in kinesiology and an MSc from the University of Waterloo. He also studied design sciences at Lund Technical University in Sweden.