Dr. Hamid Fonooni is currently serving as the director of the ergonomics program in Occupational Health Services at the University of California-Davis. Prior to his appointment at UC Davis, he served as the director of the master of science in occupational safety at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina for 10 years, and from 1995-2006, he served as the director of master of environmental health and safety program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has 22 years of experience working in academia, plus 13 years of industrial experience, which includes eight years working as a senior ergonomics engineer for the Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene serving industries in Northwest Ohio. In addition, he has provided consultation in the areas of ergonomics, process improvement and risk management to industries in Northern Minnesota and Eastern North Carolina.
Fonooni received his doctoral and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from University of Cincinnati and his undergrad degree in mechanical engineering technology from Indiana State University. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, papers and technical reports related to occupational ergonomics, biomechanics and occupational safety. Fonooni is also a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).