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426 Rogers Hall
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering

Human Factors / Ergonomics


  • PhD in industrial engineering from the University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • MS, Beijing Forestry University
  • BS, Beijing Forestry University

Research Interests:

Xinhui Zhu’s research centers around three themes: 1) occupational safety, 2) usability of products and environments across diverse user populations, and 3) development of new assessment tools to assist with data collection in ergonomics studies. Her research areas include human factors/ergonomics in health care and forestry industries, and office ergonomics.
Dr. Zhu has published articles in journals including Ergonomics and Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. She also has presented her research work at conferences such as the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) annual meeting and the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) annual meeting.
She has been at Oregon State since 2015.