Mark G. Strauss

Mark G Strauss

Adjunct Professor

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Education

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering / Biomechanics, University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, 1988.
  • M.E., Biomedical Engineering, Fellow Rehabilitation Engineering University of Virginia, 1981.
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1979.

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Full Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, 1987 - Present.

Other Professional Employment

  • Rehabilitation Engineering Fellow, Rehabilitation Engineering Center, Charlottesville, Virginia. 9/79-7/81.
  • Engineering supervisor of the research program “Non-invasive Quantification of Fracture Healing,” Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. 6/83-8/87.
  • Visiting Research Associate, Hines V.A. Medical Center, Rehabilitation Research and Development, Hines, Illinois. 9/88-9/90.
  • Hearing Officer, Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services. 1/89-5/93.
  • Member of Advisory Council and Committee on Assistive Technology Training for the Illinois Assistive Technology Project, PL 100-407. 8/90-12/91.
  • Steering Committee Chairman of the Illinois Assistive Technology Project. 3/91-12/91.
  • Project Director of National Science Foundation sponsored program to improve the problem solving and design skills of engineering undergraduates. 6/88-6/94.
  • Project Director of RSA sponsored program on long term training of graduate level rehabilitation engineers. 6/92-8/95.
  • Project Director of a National Science Foundation sponsored program to research the causes of under-representation of persons with disabilities in science, engineering and mathematics careers. 4/94-1/98.
  • Ruhl Forensic, Inc. 1993 - 2014.
  • Owner, Impact Injury Analysis, LLC. 2014 - Present.

Other Professional Activities

  • Member and Chairperson Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 300 standards committee. 1996-2004.
  • SAE Transaction Selection Committee for: Accident Reconstruction, Human Factors, and Braking and Steering Systems. August, 2002-Present.
  • Competition Judge, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Engineering Open House. March, 2006.
  • Panel Reviewer for National Science Foundation, SBIR Human-computer interaction. August, 2006.
  • Peer Reviewer for SAE 2010 World Congress, Occupant Protection: Accident Reconstruction. November, 2009.
  • Reviewer for United States Military MIL-STD-1472, Department of Defense Design Criteria Standard – Human Engineering. 2011.
  • Peer Reviewer for SAE 2013 World Congress, Occupant Protection: Accident Reconstruction. January, 2013.
  • Peer Reviewer for SAE 2013 World Congress, Occupant Protection: Event Data Recorders (EDR). 2013-2014.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Biomechanics. 2013-2014.
  • Peer Reviewer for SAE 2015 World Congress, Occupant Protection. 2014

Design Teams

  • Spartan Tool, Design of a remotely controlled high pressure system. Mendota, IL, 2014.
  • Pregis, Wurtland, Design of an automated product stacking system. Indiana, 2013.
  • Pregis, Wurtland, Application engineering and new product development for extruded polypropylene. Kentucky, 2012.
  • Lovejoy, Inc., Design of an automated test system for the evaluation of the fluid dynamics and heat transfer characteristics of heat exchangers. Downers Grove, IL, 2011.
  • Bunn, Operations and human factors optimization of an assembly line testing process. Springfield, IL, 2010.

Chapters in Books

  • Strauss, M.G. “University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Engineering Student Projects for the Disabled.” National Science Foundation Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid the Disabled. Ed. John D. Enderle, North Dakota State University Press, 1989-1994.
  • Strauss, M.G. and J. Gunderson. “Applications in Rehabilitation Engineering.” The Biomedical Engineering Handbook. Ed. J. Bronzino, CRC Press, 1995. 2294-2305.
  • Strauss, M.G. and L.V. Inendino. “On-Board Electronics – Engine Control Modules.” Truck Accident Litigation, Second Edition. American Bar Association, 2006. 191-197.
  • Strauss, Mark G., James V. Carnahan and Laura L. Ruhl, “How Reliable is Testimony on Distance Estimation?” Truck Accident Litigation, Third Edition, American Bar Association, 2012, 527-537.

Monographs

  • Strauss, M.G. An X-Ray Translucent Cervical Orthosis. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1981. Unpublished master’s thesis.
  • Strauss, M.G. An Investigation into the Use of Impact Resonant Frequency Measurements to Non-Invasively Quantify Fracture Healing. University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Dallas, University Microfilms ADG89-14119, 1988. Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Dissertation.
  • Strauss, M.G. and J. Gunderson. Illinois Bureau of Blind Services Self Perceived Evaluation of Assistive Technology. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Division of Rehabilitation Education Services, 1994.
  • Strauss, M.G. and J. Gunderson. Illinois Bureau of Rehabilitation Services Self Perceived Evaluation of Assistive Technology. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Division of Rehabilitation Education Services, 1994.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Strauss, Mark G., James V. Carnahan and Roland A. Ruhl, “The Accuracy of Pedestrians in Estimating the Speed of a Moving Vehicle.” SAE Paper 2013-01-0785. SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI; 17 April, 2013.
  • Strauss, Mark G. and, James V. Carnahan. ”Observed Errors in Distance Estimates.” SAE Paper 2010-01-0046. SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI. 13 April, 2010.

Invited Lectures

  • "Non-invasive Quantification of Fracture Healing"
  • “Using Non-invasive Methods to Assess the Strength of Healing Fractures.”
  • “Enhancing Abilities Through Technology and Research.”
  • “How Technology Can Play an Important Role in the Rehabilitation of Stroke Victims.”
  • “Using Technology to Assist the Disabled Worker – An Engineer’s Perspective.”
  • “Synthetic Navigation for the Blind Traveler.”
  • “Making Reasonable Accommodation Through Specialized Equipment and Procedural Change.”
  • “Life After Neurologic Accidents and Disease – Living, Not Just Existing.”
  • “Engineering and Disabilities.”
  • “Biomechanics of Injury.”
  • “Trucks and Injuries.”
  • “The Use of Technology in Accident Investigation and Biomechanics.”
  • “Vehicle Collisions and Reconstruction.”
  • “Demonstrative and Illustrative Evidence.”

Patents

  • Patent Application: X-ray translucent cervical orthosis, 1981.

Other Scholarly Activities

  • Peer reviewer, Assistive Technology Journal.
  • Peer reviewer, SAE International / Society of Automotive Engineers.
  • Peer reviewer, Engineering in Medicine and Biology.
  • Peer reviewer, Human Factors and Ergonomic Society.
  • Peer reviewer, The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
  • Peer reviewer, Journal on Tactile Displays.
  • Peer reviewer, National Science Foundation, Division of Emerging Engineering Technologies, SBIR.
  • Peer reviewer, U.S. National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
  • Peer reviewer, U.S. National Science Foundation, Directorate for Engineering, Combined Research-Curriculum Development Program.
  • Peer reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration Spinal Cord Research Foundation.
  • Peer reviewer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Research Board.

Professional Societies

  • National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants (NARSCI).
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) (21 year member).
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).
  • Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility- Land, Sea, Air and Space (SAE).
  • Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) (17 year member).
  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) (21 year member).
  • American College of Forensic Examiners, Diplomate (10 year member).

Honors

  • RSA, Rehabilitation Engineering Fellowship. 1979-1981.
  • First Place, Engineering School Laboratory Presentation. 1983.
  • Elected Vice President Biomedical Engineering Society Student Chapter. 1982-1984.
  • Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Student Award. 1985.
  • Nominated Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Texas at Arlington Biomedical Engineering Program. 1988
  • Faculty advisor to 3rd place award for Original Undergraduate Research at University of Illinois Engineering Open House. 1988.
  • Faculty advisor to 4th place award for Central Exhibit at University of Illinois Engineering Open House. 1989.
  • Faculty advisor to 3rd place award for Original Undergraduate Research at University of Illinois Engineering Open House. 1990.
  • “Outstanding Student Advisor,” awarded by the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee. 1990.
  • United Way award for Community Service, “Using Engineering to Alleviate Problems of the Disabled.” 1990.
  • Faculty advisor to student group receiving award from the National Lincoln Arc Welding design competition. 1990.
  • Faculty advisor to 1st place award for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Illinois Engineering Open House. 1991.
  • Nominated for the Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence. 1991.
  • Faculty advisor to student group awarded The Larson Award for Engineering Design. 1991.
  • Faculty advisor to 2nd and 4th place student awards at the University of Illinois Engineering Open House. 1992.
  • Faculty advisor to student who was awarded The National Lincoln Arc Welding Silver Award for Design. 1992.
  • Faculty advisor to student who won 3rd place award at the University of Illinois Engineering Open House for undergraduate research. 1993.
  • Faculty advisor to graduate student group who won 1st place award for research in General Engineering. 1993.
  • Faculty advisor to students who won 1st place award at the University of Illinois Engineering Open House for interdisciplinary research. 1993.
  • “Outstanding Student Advisor,” awarded by the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee. 1994.
  • “Outstanding Student Advisor,” awarded by the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee. 1995.
  • Faculty advisor to students who won 3rd place award at the University of Illinois Engineering Open House for graduate research. 1995.
  • Faculty advisor to students who won 3rd place award at the University of Illinois Engineering Open House for graduate research. 1996.
  • Faculty advisor to students who were awarded The National Lincoln Arc Welding Merit Award for Design. 1997.
  • Faculty advisor to students who were awarded The National Lincoln Arc Welding Merit Award for Design. 2000.
  • Research publication SAE 2001-01-2755 judged by peers to be among the most outstanding technical research published in the field in 2001. 2001.
  • Research publication SAE 2002-01-3104 judged by peers to be among the most outstanding technical research published in the field in 2002. 2002.
  • Research publication SAE 2003-01-3363 judged by peers to be among the most outstanding technical research published in the field in 2003. 2003.
  • Faculty advisor to students who were awarded the 2nd place Larson Award for design. 2006.
  • Engineer in Residence, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2007.
  • Faculty advisor to students who were awarded 1st place in the Whirlpool Student design competition. 2008.
  • Faculty advisor to student group that was awarded the National Lincoln Arc Welding Merit Award for design. 2012.