Thomas named American Industrial Hygiene Association fellow

Published: Jul 9, 2013 3:00:00 PM
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Thomas, pictured left, receives his award from Alan Fleeger, president of AIHA, on May 22 in Montreal

Robert Thomas, professor emeritus in Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been recognized as a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). AIHA’s fellow designation is awarded for significant contributions to the field; the top five percent of AIHA membership is considered eligible. Thomas was recognized among the 2013 fellows at AIHA’s conference and exposition, AIHce 2013, in Montreal in May. He holds a doctorate in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and has been a member of the Auburn engineering faculty since 1988. His research interests include ergonomic design for older workers, office ergonomics, workplace design, assessment and control of musculoskeletal disorders and reduction of human error.