Ph.D. Candidate at Virginia Tech

About Me


I am Md Shafiqul Islam, a Ph.D. Candidate at the Industrial and Systems Engineering department of Virginia Tech. I am working under the supervision of Dr. Sol Lim at the Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics (OEB) Laboratories and conducting research in the field of Human Factors Engineering. I completed my B.Sc. in Industrial and Production Engineering from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. Prior to starting my Ph.D., I worked as a Production Engineer at Avery Dennison Corporation (A member of the Fortune 500 companies). Prior to that, I worked as an Industrial Engineer at the Textile Division of SQUARE Group (One of the largest groups of companies in Bangladesh). I think that better workstation design and doing research to make the work condition easier will help thousands of workers to avoid occupational injuries and disorders. That's one of the main reasons why I chose to pursue my research in Human Factors Engineering. By participating in different projects and research work in OEB lab, I wish to make dealing with workload and working conditions better so that people in different types of professions can work easily and enjoy a long healthy life. I hope to utilize my industry experience in my research work for making effective research output. I want to continue my work in the field of Ergonomics and Human Factors. My hobbies and interests include: Travelling, Reading, Watching TV shows and Movies and Exploring different types of Foods. I also play Soccer and Cricket.  

Research Interest

Human Factors, Wearable Sensor, Haptic Feedback System,  Application of HF/E in Virtual Environment, Smart Textiles, Occupational Health and Safety.