Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan, Ph. D.

Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan, PhD_Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
, campbeln@uwm.edu(414) 229-3403
University Services and Research 201F
Department Chair Associate Professor
Industrial And Manufacturing Engr

Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan applies her expertise in biomechanics of the spine and hand to developing ergonomic tools that can reduce job-related injuries. Snap-on Incorporated recently licensed a wrench designed by her lab members and plans to bring it to market. She also created the Consortium for Advanced Research in Gas Industries to improve safety in the gas industry through ergonomics.

In addition to teaching and research in spine and hand biomechanics, workplace injury prevention, industrial ergonomics and computational modeling, Dr. Campbell-Kyureghyan has led multiple industrial service and research programs over the last five years. Partners include GE, H&B, E-ON US, Ford, Dynacraft, and the American Glass Company. She will be moving her offices to the Innovation Accelerator at UWM’s Innovation Campus in Spring 2014.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Ergonomics/Biomechanics, The Ohio State University, 2004
  • M. Eng. Industrial Engineering, American University of Armenia, Armenia 1996
  • M.S.  Electrical and Control Eng., State Eng. University of Armenia, 1994
  • B.S. with Honors Electrical and Control Eng., Yerevan Polytechnic. Institute., USSR, 1992

Research Focus:

  • Biomechanics
  • Injury Prevention
  • Ergonomics

Honors and Awards: 

  • 2013 3rd Place in Best Paper Award Competition, IEEE Larry Hause Poster Competition. Milwaukee, WI, May 9.
  • 1st Place in Best Paper Award Competition, IEEE Larry Hause Poster Competition. Milwaukee, WI, May 9.
  • 3rd Place and Honorable Mention in Poster Competition for the Best Research in CEAS, UWM, Milwaukee. April 20.
  • Best Research Paper Award - HFES Annual Conference, Boston, Oct. 17-21, 2012.
  • 2011 3rd Place and Honorable Mention in Poster Competition for the Best Research in CEAS, UWM, Milwaukee, April 9.
  • 2009 1st Place in Poster Competition for the Best Research in SSE, E-Expo.
  • 2009 Faculty Favorite Award – University-wide Teaching Award at U of L HFES Best IETG Paper Award.
  • 2008 1st Place Winner, SE ASB Conference.
  • 2008 2nd Place in Poster Competition for Basic Research, Research Louisville 2008
  • 2007 3rd Place in Poster Competition for the Best Research in IE, E-Expo, University of Louisville
  • 2006 1st Place in Poster Competition for the Best Research Innovation in IE, E-Expo, University of Louisville.
  • 2006 Second Place Winner, Injury Biomech Symposium, Columbus, OH.
  • 2006 1st Place in Poster Competition for Basic Research, Research Louisville 2006

Publications:

More than 80 peer-reviewed publications including:

  • Burnett, D, Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Quesada, P., Topp, R.  “A Retrospective Study of the Relationship Between Back Pain and Unilateral Knee Osteoarthritis in Candidates for Total Knee Arthoplasty,” Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, (in review).
  • Burnett, D., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. “Scan-Specific Ergonomic Risk Factors in Medical Sonography,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. (in review).
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Yalla, S. V., Burnett, D., Voor, M. “Significance of Spine Motion Segment Orientation on Failure Strength”, Medical Engineering and Physics, (in review).
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. (2009) “Computational Modeling of the Lumbar Spine Components: A Review”, in print in International Journal for Computation Vision and Biomechanics.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Marras, W. (2009) “Combined Experimental and Analytical Model of the Lumbar Spine Subjected to Large Displacement Cyclic Loads. Part I. Model Development, in print in International Journal for Computation Vision and Biomechanics, v.2 (1).
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Marras, W. (2009) “Combined Experimental and Analytical Model of the Lumbar Spine Subjected to Large Displacement Cyclic Loads. Part II. Model Validation, in print in International Journal for Computation Vision and Biomechanics, v.2 (1).
  • Leijnse, J., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Spektor,  D., Quesada, P. (2008) “Assessment of Individual Finger Muscle Activity in the Extensor Digitorum Communis by Surface EMG”, Journal of Neurophysiology, v.100: pp 3225-3235.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Jorgensen, M., Burr, D., Marras, W. (2005) “The Prediction of Lumbar Spine Geometry: Method Development and Validation”, Clinical Biomechanics, v. 20(5), 455-464.
  • Kyureghyan, S.G., Kyureghyan, N., and Hakopian, A.R. (2000)“One Class of Solution Algorithms for Quadratic Programming”, Izv. of National Academy of Armenia, v .53(1), pp. 91-95.
  • Kyureghyan, S.G., and Kyureghyan, N.(1998) “Search of Boundary Solutions for One Class of Nonlinear Programming Problems” Izv. NAS of Armenia, v. 51(3), pp. 11-14.
  • Kyureghyan, N. and Kyureghyan, S.G. (1994) “Algorithms for the Optimal Measurement of the Mass of Liquid Products in Tanks.” Izv. NAS of Republic of Armenia, XLVII, 1-2, pp.33-40.

Community Involvement:

High School Chess Coach