"Dr. Andres of Ergonomic Engineering, Inc. is an engineer who can easily communicate his findings in both lay and professional terms. He has provided Sachs, Waldman & O'Hare with expert testimony in product liability cases, slip and fall cases, accident reconstruction, and other cases involving biomechanical issues. His scientific and quantitative background, as well as the breadth of knowledge supplied by his command of ergonomics, have combined to make his testimony as an expert witness effective and, in some instances, compelling." 

- Barry Waldman, Esq. 




The Staff at Ergonomic Engineering

Robert O. Andres, Ph.D., CPE

Dr. Andres, the founder and president of EEI, was educated in Bioengineering and Neurophysiology before serving on the faculty at the Center for Ergonomics, The University of Michigan, from 1980 through 1984. There, he taught ergonomics classes and ran the occupational biomechanics laboratory for Dr. Don Chaffin while the latter worked on his seminal text in the field. He joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1984, where he was initially affiliated with the Department of Exercise Science; and later with the Department of Industrial and Operations Research which became the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at UMASS. He taught graduate courses in Occupational Biomechanics at UMASS through 1995.

Dr. Andres has had a lifetime career interest in the effects of challenges and stresses on the human body. His research has been supported by NASA, NIOSH, OSHA, and industry. Dr. Andres is a certified professional ergonomist (CPE from the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics), a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Society of Biomechanics, the Group for Engineering in Medicine and Biology of IEEE, the International Society of Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Engineering Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Andres is the leading authority on ergonomics in the Northeast.

N. Riley Malinowski

Ms. Malinowski is a certified paralegal and provides administrative support to Dr. Andres. 

Where Are They Now?

The following ergonomists have moved on from Ergonomic Engineering, Inc. to work for different employers, furthering ergonomics efforts at large firms or in academia:

Nancy Laurie, Ph.D., CPE

Ms. Laurie is an ergonomist at Kodak in Rochester, NY. 


David Wood, MSIE, CPE

Mr. Wood is an ergonomist at Honda in Marysville, OH. 


Miriam Pabon-Figueroa, Ph.D., PE

Ms. Pabon-Figueroa is a professor and Dean of the Graduate School at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. 


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