Marcelo Soares

undefinedProfessor Marcelo Soares is currently Full Professor at School of Design, Hunan University. He is licensed Full Professor of the Department of Design at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. He is currently invited lecturer at University of Guadalaraja, Mexico. He was previously invited lecturer at University of Central Florida, USA, and the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. He holds an M.S. (1990) in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was also awarded his Ph.D. at the Loughborough University, in England and post doctorate from the Industrial Engineering and Management System Department, University of Central Florida. Dr. Soares is Professional Certified Ergonomist from the Brazilian Ergonomics Association, which he was president for seven years. He has provided leadership in ergonomics in Latin American and in the world as member of the Executive Committee of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). He was also appointed as the Chairman of IEA 2012 (the Triennial Congresses of the International Ergonomics Association), which was held in Brazil. Professor Soares currently serves on the editorial board of Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and several publications in Brazil. He has 52 papers published in journals, almost 200 papers published in congresses worldwide and 90 books and book chapters. He has undertaken research and consultancy work for several companies in Brazil. Prof. Soares is co-editor of the "Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Methods and Techniques Techniques" and the "Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Uses and applications" issued by CRC/Taylor & Francis Press. His research, teaching and consulting activities focus on manufacturing ergonomics, usability engineering, consumer product design, information ergonomics and applications of Virtual Reality and Neurosciences in products and systems. Actually he research focus on analyzes user emotion on the use of products and systems in real and virtual environment based on biofeedback (electroencefalography and infrared thermography).

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Higher Education degrees

  • Post Doctorate, 2009-2010, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA, Subject Area: Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Usability Engineering.

  • Ph.D., 1994-1998, Human Factors/Ergonomics,Loughborough University, United Kingdom, Dissertation: “Translating User Needs into Product Design for Disabled People: A Study of Wheelchairs”.

  • M.Sc., 1988-1990, Industrial Engineering (Human Factors/Ergonomics), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thesis: “Human Costs in the Seated Posture and Parameters to Design and Evaluation of Seating: School Desk-chair, A Case Study”.

  • Post Graduate Diploma (Specialization in Ergonomics), 1987-1987, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • B.Sc. Industrial Design, 1982-1986, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

  • Licenciate in Letters/Pedagogy in teaching Portuguese-English , 1978-1982, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Previous employment: Federal University of Pernambuco State (Licensed for a Full time contract)

  • Chairman of the Post-Graduate Program in Ergonomics (M.Sc. in Ergonomics): 2013-2016.

  • Head of the Department of Design: March 2004-January 2006.

  • Lecturer of the Doctorate in Design, Department of Design, Subject Areas: Advanced Topics in Artifact Planning – Ergonomics and Advanced Topics in Artifact Contextualization – Usability Engineering: 2006-2017.

  • Lecturer of the Academic M.Sc. in Design, Department of Design, Subject Areas: Fundamentals of Ergonomics, Principles and Methods of Ergonomics, and Usability of Products, Systems and Production: 2004-2017.

  • Lecturer of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Factors/Ergonomics, Department of Design, Subject Areas: Introduction Ergonomics, Human Factors/Ergonomics Methodology, Product Ergonomics, Anthropometry and Methodology for Scientific Work: March 2000-February 2009

  • Coordinator Post-Graduate Diploma (Specialization) in Ergonomics: March 2000-2017.

  • Lecturer of the M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Subject Areas: Human Factors/Ergonomics: 2000-2004.

  • Lecturer of the Undergraduate in Industrial Design, Department of Design, Subject Areas: Product Design and Human Factors/Ergonomics: 1990-2017

Publications and others

  • Peer-review Journals: 50 publications

  • Refereed Conference Proceedings: 147 publications

  • Books:10 books Published

  • Book Chapters: 65 chapters published

  • Organizer of a Special Issue of a Peer-review Journal: 2 issues of TIES - Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science

  • Editor of Conference Proceedings: 9 Conference Proceedings.

  • Research Funds received from Private Companies and Governmental Agencies: US$ 1,670,792.17

  • Invited Plenary Speaker To Conferences Worldwide: 14 conferences in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, India, Mexico, Netherland, South Africa, Spain, and Portugal.

  • Invited Plenary Speaker To Conferences In Brazil: 20 conferences.

  • Chairmanship of conferences: 14 conferences.

  • Organizer of Conference Sessions: 5 conferences

  • Member of Editorial Board of Peer-Review Journals:

  • ”Design Studies” (“Estudos em Design”, in Portuguese), Brazil - 1998-present; “Ergonomic Action” (“Ação Ergonômica”, in Portuguese), Brazil - 1998-present; “Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science”, USA - 2013-present; “GEPROS Production Management, Operation and Systems” (“Gestão de produção, operações e sistemas”, in Portuguese), Brazil 2006-2012; “Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management”, Brazil 2009-2010; Associated Editor of the Journal “Production (“Produção”, in Portuguese), Brazil – 2005-2008;

  • “Product and Production” (“Produto e Produção”, in Portuguese), Brazil - 1998-2006.

  • Member of the Scientific Association Board:

  • Director of International Development of the IEA - International Association of Ergonomics (2006 – 2008).

  • Visiting professor at universities outside Brazil:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India (2016);

  • University of Guadalajara, Mexico (2006-present); University of Central Florida, United States of America (2010);

  • Technical University of Lisbon – Portugal (2006)