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Daniel Hannon

Professor of the Practice
Mechanical Engineering

Daniel Hannon

Daniel Hannon

Professor of the Practice
Mechanical Engineering

Phone 617-627-2021
504 Boston Avenue, Room 109
Medford, MA
human factors, airspace systems

As a professor of the practice, Dan Hannon is engaged in the 'practice' of human factors engineering in industry, and also collaborates on research projects on campus. Presently, his work is focused in multiple areas, including transportation human factors, medical product design, educational technology, team performance, and the use of technology in mental health practice. His work includes system design, integration and analysis, as well as empirical investigation, human-in-the-loop simulation, and the modeling of human performance. As an educator, Hannon is particularly interested in the development of methods for teaching human factors engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in the creation of learning opportunities for students.

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Brown University, 1991
M.Sc., Experimental Psychology, Brown University, 1987
B.A., Psychology, Nazareth College, 1985
Professional Experience: 

Professor of the Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering


Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University


Engineering Psychologist, Volpe Center, U.S. Department of Transportation


Consultant, Hannon Consulting Services


Director of Educational Technology, Woburn Public Schools


Senior Scientist, Battelle Memorial Institute


Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, Ithaca College


Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University

Research Interests: 

Dan Hannon's broad interests include visual perception, product design, cognitive systems engineering, universal design, and assistive technology.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2010: Award of Excellence, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tufts University
2004: Ergonomics in Design, Best Paper Award
2003: Employee Excellence Award, Volpe Center, U.S. Department of Transportation
Selected Professional Activities: 
2005-present: Tiger Team, Logan Airport, Federal Aviation Administration, Logan Airport
2008: Member, Transportation Research Board, Airports Cooperative Research Program, National Academies of Science
2003: Hazardous Materials Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, United Nations Conference on Hazardous Materials Labeling

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