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School of Engineering

Sami Durrani

Part-Time Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering

Sami Durrani

Part-Time Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering

Phone 617-627-3239
Anderson Hall, Room 204
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
human factors, medical devices, product design
Biography: 

Sami Durrani has conducted human factors research in the medical, emergency responder, transportation, and simulation training domains. He has extensive experience conducting user research, usability testing, and ergonomic analysis. Durrani is also an active member of the human factors research community and has authored over a dozen publications. Additionally, Durrani currently serves as the Chair of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's Product Development Technical Group and teaches graduate and undergraduate classes at Tufts University.

Education: 
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering – Human Factors, University of Central Florida, 2009
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2007
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, 2001
Professional Experience: 
2016-present:

Senior Manager - Human Factors, Fresenius Medical Care

2014-2016:

Managing Human Factors Specialist, UL-Wiklund

2013-2014:

Principal Human Factors Engineer, QinetiQ North America

2010-2013:

Senior Human Factors Engineer, QinetiQ North America

2009-2010:

Post Doctorate Researcher, Institute of Simulation and Training

2004-2009:

Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Central Florida

2003-2004:

Manager Engineering, Unilever – Lipton Tea Factory

2001-2003:

Mechanical Engineer, Packages Limited