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Ergonomics Consultant, Industrial Hygienist

United States
March 17, 2011

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Xiaopeng Ning

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**** - **** ***: Iowa State University - Industrial Engineering (Focus on Ergonomics and Occupational Health)

Selected coursework: Occupational Biomechanics, Spine Biomechanics, Injury Biomechanics, Human Factors, Analysis of Stochastic Systems, Inventory Control and Production Planning, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Statistical Design of Experiments.

Dissertation (In Progress): Development of a new risk-assessment and task-management model based on inventory control theory.

2006 - 2008 MS: Iowa State University – Agricultural Engineering

Thesis: Feeding, defecation and gaseous emission dynamics of W-36 laying hens

2001 - 2005 BS: Beijing Institute of Technology – Electronics Engineering

Senior study: The effect of electromagnetic interference on the signal transmission of an integrated system.

Employment Summary

08/2008 – Current Research Assistant

Dept of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University

Achievement: Completed one NIOSH funded project, published five articles in top level peer reviewed journals, 3 proceedings in well recognized conferences, been invited to give two professional talks at university level. In 2011, I received “Best Student Paper” award from HFES after presenting in its 2010 conference in San Francisco.

08/2006 – 08/2008 Research Assistant

Dept of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University

Achievement: Design and conducted one USDA funded project and presented results in 2008 ASABE conference in Rhode Island. Received Alpha Epsilon “Academic Excellence” award in 2007.

07/2005 – 07/2006 Information Technology Consultant

China Great-Wall Computer Group Corp

Achievement: Served as a technical consultant in the government funded national tax payer information collection project. Received five-star (excellent) feedback from client (State Administration of Taxation). Received “Best New Employee” award in May 2006.

11/2004 – 05/2005 Embedded Software Engineer (Intern)

Siemens Ltd.

Achievement: Fully tested the embedded Java applications on mobile phone T60 and T68.


Journal articles (1) Dai B, S Jin, X Ning and GA Mirka, 2010 “The Effects of Horizontal Load Speed and Lifting Frequency on Lifting Technique and Biomechanics”, Ergonomics 53(8): 1024-1032.

(2) Jin S, X Ning and GA Mirka (In Review) “An Algorithm for Defining the Onset and Offset of the Flexion-Relaxation Phenomenon in the Low Back Musculature”, Submitted to Journal of Biomechanics.

(3) Mirka GA, X Ning, S Jin, O Haddad and KL Kucera (In Review) “Ergonomic Interventions for Commercial Crab Fishermen”, Submitted to International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.

(4) Ning X and GA Mirka, 2010 “The Effect of Sinusoidal Rolling Ground Motion on Lifting Biomechanics”, Applied Ergonomics 42(1): 131-137.

(5) Ning X, O Haddad, S Jin and GA Mirka, 2011 “Influence of Asymmetry on the Flexion Relaxation Response of the Low Back Musculature”, Clinical Biomechanics 26(1):35-39.

Conference (1) Jin S, B Dai, X Ning and GA Mirka, “Lifting from a Conveyor” Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference, San Francisco, CA September 27-October 1, 2010

(2) Mirka, GA and X Ning, “Ergonomic Interventions for Commercial Crab Fishermen” Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL May 30- June 2, 2009.

(3) Ning X, H Xin, H Li, R Zhang, “Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide Emissions vs. Feeding and Defecation Activities of Laying Hens” American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, Providence, RI June 29-July 2, 2008

(4) Ning X, GA Mirka, “Lifting Kinematics and Kinetics during Simulated Boat Motions” Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference, San Francisco, CA September 27-October 1, 2010 (Received HFES Best Student Paper Award)


Programming Expert in Matlab, Visual Basic;

Experienced with C, C++, SQL server, Java and HTML

Statistics Proficient in the design of experiment

Skilled in using SAS, JMP and Minitab

Communication Excellent communication skills in both English and Mandarin

Selected Honors & Awards

2010 Recipient of the 2010 Best Student Paper Award for the Industrial Ergonomics Technical Group (IETG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

2007 Received Academic Excellence Award from Alpha Epsilon society

2006 Received companywide Best New Employee Award from China Great-Wall Computer Group Corp

2005, 2003 Recipient of the “Chang Jiang” Outstanding Student (Top level) Scholarship

Membership of Professional Societies

2010 American Society of Biomechanics

2010 Institute of Industrial Engineers

2010 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

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