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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Sami Durrani

Part-Time Lecturer

Sami Durrani

Part-Time Lecturer

Phone 617.627.3239
Robinson Hall, Room 150
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