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Shihab S. Asfour Ph.D.

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Shihab S. Asfour

Professor, Chair and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs | College of Engineering | Industrial Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-2367


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Biography

Dr. Shihab Asfour has served as associate dean of the College of Engineering since August 2007. In addition, he has served as chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering since June 1999. He also holds the position of professor in the biomedical engineering and the orthopedics and rehabilitation departments. Asfour received his doctorate in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. He pioneered the application of ergonomics and biomechanics in the electric utility industry, developing and implementing a large-scale ergonomics program for reduction of musculoskeletal injuries at Florida Power & Light Co. This led to a major reduction in back injuries and contributed to FPL being the first U.S. company to win the Deming Prize of Quality. He has published more than 280 articles in national and international journals, proceedings and books. His work has appeared in Ergonomics, Human Factors, Spine and IIE. He has also edited a two-volume book titled Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV and Computer Aided Ergonomics. He has published more than 280 articles in national and international journals, proceedings and books. His work has appeared in Ergonomics, Human Factors, Spine, and IIE. He has also edited a two-volume book titled “Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV” and “Computer Aided Ergonomics.” Asfour is director of the University of Miami Industrial Assessment Center. The center, which has received close to $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, was established in 2000 and is currently funded until 2021. Asfour has served as a consultant to industrial, service and educational organizations for more than 40 years. In 2004 he received the Fellow Award of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the institute on a member. He is also a member of the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor given at the University of Miami. Asfour is the parent of three Miami Hurricanes. His older daughter graduated from UM with a bachelor’s in psychology, master’s in liberal arts, and master’s in industrial engineering and is working on her doctorate in epidemiology and public health. His younger daughter graduated with a bachelor’s in industrial engineering, while his son graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering.

Research Interests

Industrial Ergonomics, Work Physiology, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation Engineering, Safety Engineering, Work Measurement, Systems Design, Energy Management and Quality Engineering.

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • Texas Tech University, Texas, Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. (1980)
    • Alexandria University, Egypt, M.S. in Production Engineering. (1976)
    • Alexandria University, Egypt, B.S. in Production Engineering. (1973)

EXPERIENCE

    • University of Miami, Associate Dean. College of Engineering (2007 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Chairman of Industrial Engineering . Industrial Engineering (1999 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical Engineering (1997 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. (1997 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Professor of Industrial Engineering. Industrial Engineering (1988 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Associate Chairman of Industrial Engineering Department. Industrial Engineering (1988 - 1999)
    • University of Miami, Professor of Neurological Surgery. (1988 - 1999)
    • University of Miami, Director of Graduate Studies in Industrial Engineering . (1983 - 1997)
    • University of Miami, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering. Industrial Engineering (1984 - 1988)
    • University of Miami, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery. (1984 - 1988)
    • University of Miami, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery. (1982 - 1983)
    • University of Miami, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering. Industrial Engineering (1980 - 1983)
    • Texas Tech University, Teaching Assistant. Physics Department (1978 - 1979)
    • Texas Tech University, Teaching Assitant in Motion and Time Study Lab. (1977 - 1978)
    • Alexandria University, Instructor in Production Engineering . Production Engineering Department (1973 - 1976)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Buitrago, J., Asfour, S. S. (2017).Short-Term Forecasting of Electric Loads Using Nonlinear Autoregressive Artificial Neural Networks with Exogenous Vector Inputs. Energies. http://doi.org/10.3390/en10010040
    • Elmasry, S., Asfour, S. S., Vaccari, ., de Rivero, J., Travascio, F. (2016).A Computational Model for Investigating the Effects of Changes in Bioavailability of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 on the Homeostasis of the Intervertebral Disc. Computers in Biology and Medicine. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2016.09.016
    • Abdulaal, A., Asfour, S. S. (2016).A Linear Optimization Based Controller Method for Real-Time Load Shifting in Industrial and Commercial Buildings. Energy and Buildings, Vol. 110, No. 1, 269-283.
    • Buitrago, J., Abdulaal, A., Asfour, S. S. (2016).Electric Load Pattern Classification Using Parameter Estimation, Clustering and Artificial Neural Networks. International Journal of Power and Energy Systems.
    • Eltoukhy, M., Travascio, F., Asfour, S. S., Elmasry, S., Heredia-Vargas, H., Signorile, J. (2016).Examination of a Lumbar Spine Biomechanical Model for Assessing Axial Compression, Shear, and Bending Moment Using Selected Olympic Lifts. Journal of Orthpaedics.
    • Travascio, F., Jun, H., Eltoukhy, M., Kuenze, C., Asfour, S. S., Signorile, J. (2016).Fluoroscopic Imaging Allows Quantification of Changes in Patellar Tracking due to Taping in Subjects with Patellofemoral Pain. Jacobs Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 3, No.1, 1-9.
    • Asfour, S. S., Elmasry, S., Travascio, F. (2016).Implications of spine fixation on the adjacent lumbar levels for surgical treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures: a finite element analysis. Journal of Spine Care, Vol. 1, No.1, 1-5. http://doi.org/10.15761/JSC.1000105
    • Abdulaal, A., Cintuglu, M., Asfour, S. S., Mohammed, O. (2016).Solving the Multi-Variant EV Routing Problem Incorporating V2G and G2V Options. IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification. http://doi.org/10.1109/TTE.2016.2614385
    • Bonin, S., Luck, J., Bass, C., Gardiner, J., Onar-Thomas, A., Asfour, S. S., Siegmund, G. (2016).Dynamic Response and Residual Helmet Liner Crush Using Cadaver Heads and Standard Headforms. . http://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-016-1712-5
    • Stambolian, D., Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S. (2016).Development and Validation of a Three Dimensional Dynamic Biomechanical Lifting Model for Lower Back Evaluation for Careful Box Placement. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 54, 18-Oct.
    • Travascio, F., Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S. (2015).Spine Biomechanics: A Review of Current Approaches. Spine Research, 1(5), 1-8.
    • Travascio, F., Serpieri, R., Asfour, S. S., Rosati, L. (2015).Analysis of the consolidation problem of compressible porous media by a macroscopic variational continuum approach. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids. http://doi.org/10.1177/1081286515616049
    • Travascio, F., Asfour, S. S., Gjolaj, J., Latta, L., Elmasry, S., Eismont, F. (2015).Implications of Decompressive Surgical Procedures for Lumbar Spine Stenosis on the Biomechanics of the Adjacent Segment: A Finite Element Analysis. Journal of Spine, Vol. 4, No. 2, 7-Feb.
    • Elmasry, S., Asfour, S. S., Vaccari, J., Travascio, F. (2015).Effects of Tobacco Smoking on the Degeneration of the Intervertebral Disc: A Finite Element Study. Plos One, Vol. 10, 22-Jan.
    • Algheshyan, F., Eltoukhy, M., Arzu-Thomas, O., Asfour, S. S. (2015).Development of a Regression Model for the Treadmill Ground Reaction Force Components. Sports and Exercise Medicine, Vol. 1, 35-41.
    • Eltoukhy, M., Kuenze, C., Jun, H., Asfour, S. S., Travascio, F., Signorile, J. (2015).Assessment of Dynamic Balance via Measurement of Lower Extremities Tortuosity. Sports Biomechanics, 14.
    • Ferron, P., Asfour, S. S., Metsch, L., Antoni, M., Rodriguez, A., Duncan, R., Findlay, S. (2015).Impact of a Multifaceted Intervention on Promoting Adherence to Screening Colonoscopy Among Persons in HIV Primary Care: A Pilot Study. Clinical and Translational Science, 8. http://doi.org/10.1111/cts.12276
    • Zahlan, J., Asfour, S. S. (2015).A multi-objective approach for determining optimal air compressor location in a manufacturing facility. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 35, 176-190. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2015.01.003
    • Asfour, S. S., Travascio, F., Elmasry, S., Vaccari, J. (2014).A Computational Analysis on the Implications of Age-Related Changes in the Expression of Cellular Signals on the Role of IGF-1 in Intervertebral Disc Homeostasis. Journal of Biomechanics, 48, 331-39.
    • Travascio, F., Elmasry, S., Asfour, S. S. (2014).Modeling the Role of IGF-1 on Extracellular Matrix Biosynthesis and Cellularity in Intervertebral Disc. Journal of Biomechanics, 47, 2269-76.
    • Serpieri, R., Travascio, F., Asfour, S. S., Rosati, L. (2014).Variationally consistent derivation of the stress partitioning law in saturated porous media. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 56-57, 235-47.
    • Travascio, F., Eltoukhy, M., Cami, S., Asfour, S. S. (2014).Altered Mechano-Chemical Environment in Hip Articular Cartilage: Effect of Obesity. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 13, 945-59.
    • Grant, J., Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S. (2014).Short-Term Electrical Peak Demand Forecasting in a Large Government Building Using a Developed Real-Time Energy Monitoring System and Artificial Neural Network. Energies, 7, 1935-1953.
    • Hernandez, R., Travascio, F., Onar, A., Asfour, S. S. (2014).Effect of Visual Display Location on Human Performance in Simulated Laparoscopic Tasks. Journal of Ergonomics, 4.
    • Travascio, F., Eltoukhy, M., Cami, S., Asfour, S. S. (2013).Altered Mechano-Chemical Environment in Hip Articular Cartilage: Effect of Obesity. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology.
    • Cho, S., Kim, J., Asfour, S. S. (2013).Machine learning-based algorithm for circularity analysis. International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, 6, 70-86. http://doi.org/10.1504/IJIDS.2014.059730
    • Avci, M., Erkoc, M., Rahmani, A., Asfour, S. S. (2013).Model Predictive HVAC Load Control in Buildings Using Real-Time Electricity Pricing. Energy and Buildings, 60, 199-209.
    • Saenz, J. P., Celik, N., Xi, H., Son, Y., Asfour, S. S. (2013).Two-Stage Economic and Environmental Load Dispatching Framework using Particle Filtering. Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 48, 93-110.
    • Saenz, J., Celik, N., Asfour, S. S., Son, Y. (2012).. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 63 (3), 671-694.
    • Bonin, S., Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S., Hodge, W. (2012).Conversion of Fused Hip to Total Hip Replacement with Pre- and Post-Surgical Gait Studies. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 27 (3), 493.e9-e12.
    • Saenz, J., Celik, N., Asfour, S. S., Son, Y. (2012).Electric Utility Resource Planning using Continuous-Discrete Modular Simulation and Optimization (CoDiMoSO). Computers and Industrial Engineering, 63 (3), 671-694.
    • Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S., Thompson, C., Latta, L. (2012).Evaluation of the Performance of Digital Video Analysis of Human Motion: Dartfish Tracking System. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER), 3 (3), 6-Jan.
    • Lisman, P., Signorile, J., Del Rossi, G., Asfour, S. S., Eltoukhy, M., Stambolian, D., Jacobs, K. (2012).Investigation of the Slow Isoinertial Cervical Strength Training on Dynamic Stabilization of the Head and Neck during Football Tackle. International Journal of Sports Science and Engineering, 6 (3), 131-140.
    • Pluchino, A., Lee, S., Asfour, S. S., Ross, B., Signorile, J. (2012).Pilot Study Comparing Changes in Postural Control after Training Using a Video Balance Board Program and 2 Standard Activity-Based Balance Intervention Programs. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93 (7), 1138-1146.
    • Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S., Ozkaramanli, D. (2012).The Effect of High-Heeled Shoe Design on the Lower Extremity Kinetics, Kinematics, and Electromyography. International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics (IJHFE), 1 (2), 181-203.
    • Stambolian, D., Asfour, S. S., Eltoukhy, M. ().Validation of the AnyBody™ Full Gait Model for Lifting by Comparing Optimization Simulated Muscle Activity to EMG Muscle Activity. IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors.
    • Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S., Onar-Thomas, A. (2011).Comparison between Metallic and Allograft Knee Prosthesis Using Musculoskeletal Modeling. International Journal of Computational Vision and Biomechanics, 4 (1), 9-Jan.
    • Stambolian, D., Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S., Bonin, S. (2011).Investigation of Avionics Box Precision Placement Using Motion Capturing and Thermal Imaging Techniques. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER), 2 (12), 6-Jan.
    • Fortenbaugh, D., Fleisig, G., Onar, A., Asfour, S. S. (2011).The Relationship among Ground Reaction Forces, Batted Ball Velocity, and Pitch Type in the Baseball Swing. Sports Biomechanics, 10 (4), 270-279.
    • Lee, K., Cho, S., Asfour, S. S. (2011).Web-based algorithm for cylindricity evaluation using support vector. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 60, 228-235.
    • Lisman, P., Signorile, J., Del Rossi, G., Asfour, S. S., Abdelrahman, K., Eltoukhy, M., Stambolian, D., Jacobs, K. (2010).Cervical Strength Training Does Not Enhance Dynamic Stabilization of Head and Neck During Football Tackling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42 (5) Supplement, 679.
    • Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S. (2010).Detection of Muscle Fatigue in Dynamic Tasks using Recurrence Quantification Analysis. International Journal of Computational Vision and Biomechanics, 3 (2), 167-175.
    • Diaz, D., Erkoc, M., Asfour, S. S., Baker, E. (2010).New ways of thinking about nurse scheduling. Journal of Advances in Management Research, 7, 76-93.
    • Smith, W., Del Rossi, G., Adams, J., Abdelrahman, K., Asfour, S. S., Signorile, J. (2010).Simple equations to predict concentric lower-body muscle power in older adults using the 30-second chair-rise test: a pilot study. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 5, 173 - 180.
    • Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S. (2010).Use of Optimization Theory in the Development of a 3D Musculoskeletal Model for Gait Analysis. International Journal of Computational Vision and Biomechanics, 3 (2), 99-106.
    • Bedient, A., Lee, S., Asfour, S. S., Roos, B., (2010).Sensitivity and Specificity Comparisons of Laboratory Tests and Simple Clinical Tests for Identifying Fallers among Healthy Older Persons. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 42, 111. http://doi.org/10.1249/01.MSS.0000389493.71595.f7
    • Cho, S., Binsaeid, S., Asfour, S. S. (2009).Design of Multi-Sensor Fusion-Based Tool Condition Monitoring System in End Milling. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
    • Cho, S., Alamoudi, R., Asfour, S. S. (2009).Interaction-Based Complexity Measure of Manufacturing Systems Using Information Entropy. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 22, 909-922.
    • Binsaeid, S., Asfour, S. S., Cho, S., Onar, A. (2009).Machine Ensemble Approach for Simultaneous Detection of Transient And Gradual Abnormalities In End Milling Using Multisensor Fusion. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 209, No. 10, 4728-4738.
    • Leonard, D. C., Pons, A., Asfour, S. S. (2009).Realization of a Universal Patient Identifier for Electronic Medical Records through Biometric Technology. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 13, 494-500.
    • Millet, B., Asfour, S. S., Lewis, J. (2009).Selection-Based Virtual Keyboard Prototypes and Data Collection Application. Behavior Research Methods Journal, 41, 951-956.
    • Courey, K., Asfour, S. S., Onar, A., Bayliss, J. A., Ludwig, L. L., Wright, M. C. (2009).Tin Whisker Electrical Short Circuit Characteristics-Part II.. IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, 32, No. 1, 41-48.
    • Wilson, J., Asfour, S. S., Abdelrahman, K., Gailey, R. (2009).A New Methodology to Measure the Running Biomechanics of Amputees. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 33, 218-219.
    • Chakraborty, P., Asfour, S. S., Cho, S., Onar, A., Lynn, M. (2008).Modeling Tool Wear Progression by Using Mixed Effects Modeling Technique when End-Milling AISI 4340 Steel. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 205, No. 1-3, 190-202.
    • Courey, K. J., Asfour, S. S., Bayliss, J. A., Ludwig, L. L., Zapata, M. C. (2008).Tin Whisker Electrical Short Circuit Characteristics-Part I. IEEE Transactions On Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, 31, No. 1, 32-40.
    • Lewis,, J., Fishbain, D., Sipes, A., Asfour, S. S., Cole, B., Cutler, R., Rosomoff, R., Rosomoff, H. (2006).Reliability and Validity of a Pain Matching Method of a Pain Induction Apparatus. The Pain Clinic, 18, No. 1, 17-Nov.
    • Cho, S., Asfour, S. S., Onar, A., Kaundinya, N. (2005).Tool Breakage Detection Using Support Vector Machine Learning in a Milling Process. International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture, 45, 241-249.
    • Omachonu, V., Suthummanon, S., Akcin, M., Asfour, S. S. (2004).Predicting Length of Stay for Medicare Patients at a Teaching Hospital. Health Services Management Research, 17, 12-Jan.
    • Waly, S., Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T. (2003).Effects of Window Size and Load on Estimated Myoelectric Signal Power Spectrum. Computers and Industrial Engineering Journal, 44, No. 4, 595-610.
    • Signorile, J., Carmel, M., Czaja, S., Asfour, S. S., Morgan, R., Khalil, T. M., Ma, F., Roos, B. (2002).Differential Increases in Average Isokinetic Power by Specific Muscle Groups of Older Women Due to Variations in Training and Testing. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical ScienceS, 57.
    • Sunkhapong, A., Boubekri, N., Asfour, S. S. (2001).Aggregate Indicators to Assess the Machinability of Gray Cast Iron Using CBN and Ceramic Cutting Tools. International Journal of Science and Technology.
    • Eldeeb, H., Boubekri, N., Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T., Finnieston, A. (2001).Design of Thoracolumbosacral (TLSO) Braces Using CT/MR. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc., 25(6), 963-970.
    • Bell, J., Fogarty, W., Asfour, S. S. (2001).Litigation and Sight Distance Analysis for Rail-Highway Grade Crossing Collisions. Accident Reconstruction Journal, 12, No. 6, 25-27.
    • Eldeeb, H., Asfour, S. S., Boubekri, N. (2000).CT/MR Imaging: A Design Tool for Custom Orthosis. Disability and Rehabilitation, Taylor and Francis Ltd., 22, Nos. 13/14, 583-590.
    • Asfour, S. S., Iakovou, E., Cortes, G. (1999).A Synthesis of Quality Function Deployment & Robust Design and its Application in the Medical Device Industry. Journal of Quality Engineering, 12, 1, 37-45.
    • Ismail, A., Asfour, S. S. (1999).Discrete Wavelet Transform: A Tool in Smoothing Kinematic Data. Journal of Biomechanics, 32, 3, 317-321.
    • Abdallah, M. A., Asfour, S. S., Veziroglu, T. N. (1999).Solar-Hydrogen Energy System for Egypt. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 24, 6,, 505-518.
    • Smith, W., Besio, G., Tarjan, P., Asfour, S. S. (1998).Hemiplegia and Its Effect upon Fractionated Premotor, Motor and Ankle Dorsiflexion Reaction Times. Perceptual and Motor Skills Journal, 86, 3//1, 995.
    • Zvijac, J. E., Rico, A., Tjin-A-Tsoi, ., Uribe, J. W., Hechtman, K. S., Asfour, S. S., Latta, L. L. (1997).Measurement of Strains in Knee Orthosis (KO) under Conditions of High Performane Activities. J. Bone Joint Surg., Orthop. Trans., 21-4, 1269.
    • Mohamed, K., Asfour, S. S., Soustafa, M., Algamal, H. (1996).A computerized dynamic biomechanical model of the human shoulder complex. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 31, 1/2, 503-506.
    • Ata, A., Elkhoga, S., Shalaby, M., Asfour, S. S. (1996).Casual Inverse Dynamics of a Flexible Hub-Arm System through Liapunov?s Second Method. Robotica, 14, 381-389.
    • Ata, A., Shahin, S., Asfour, S. S. (1996).Design of an industrial flexible robot controller using MatLab. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 31, 131-134.
    • Ata, A., Shahin, A., Asfour, S. S. (1996).Design of an industrial flexible robot controller using MatLab. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 31, 1/2, 131-134.
    • Waly, S., Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T. (1996).Effects of time windowing on the estimated EMG parameters. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 31, 1/2, 515-518.
    • Degani, A., Asfour, S. S., Waly, S. M., Koshy, J. G. (1993).A comparative Study of Two Shovel Designs. Applied Ergonomics,, 24, 5, 306-312.
    • Boubekri, N., Schneider, M. H., Asfour, S. S. (1992).Effects of Some Machining Variables in Lathe Facing Using a Profilometer to Measure Surface Roughness. Quality Engineering, 5, 2, 243-253.
    • Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Martinez, L. M., Waly, S. M., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H. L. (1992).Stretching in the Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain Patients. Spine, 17, 3, 311-317.
    • Asfour, S. S., Waly, S. M., Fahmy, M. W. (1991).A Two Dimensional computerized biomechanical model.. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 21, No. 1/4,, 601-605.
    • Asfour, S. S., Tritar, M. (1991).Endurance Time and Physiological Responses to Prolonged Arm Lifting. Ergonomics, 34, 3, 335-342.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S., Mital, A., Waly, S. M. (1990).Psychophysical models for manual lifting tasks. Applied Ergonomics, 21, 4,, 295-303.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Duncan, R. C. (1990).Human Physiological Capabilities for Prolonged Manual Lifting Tasks. IIE Transactions, 22,3, 270-280.
    • Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T. M., Waly, S. M., Goldberg, M. L., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H. L. (1990).Biofeedback in Back Muscle Strengthening. Spine, 15, 6, 510-513.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S. (1989).Effects of Frequency and Load of Lift on Endurance Time. Ergonomics, 32, 1, 51-57.
    • Kabuka, M., Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S. (1988).A Knowledge-Based System for the Design of Manual Material Handling. Applied Ergonomics, 19, 2, 147-155.
    • Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Abdel-Moty, E., Rosomoff, R. N., Rosomoff, H. (1988).Ergonomics Contributions to Low Back Pain Rehabilitation. Pain Management, 225-230.
    • Khalil, T. M., Abdel-Moty, E., Asfour, S. S., Fishbain, D. A., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H. L. (1988).Functional Electric Stimulation in the Reversal of Conversion Disorder Paralysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 69, 7, 545-547.
    • Abdel-Moty, E., Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H. L. (1988).Functional Electrical Stimulation for the Restoration of Muscle Function in Low Back Pain Patients. Pain Management, 258-263.
    • Asfour, S. S., Genaidy, A. M., Mital, A. (1988).Physiological Guidelines for the Design of Manual Lifting and Lowering Tasks: The State of the Art. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 49, 4,, 150-.
    • Asfour, S. S., Waly, S. M., Genaidy, A. M., Gonzalez, R. M. (1988).Physiological Stresses Associated with Television Camera Operators Tasks. Applied Ergonomics, 19, 4, 275-280.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S., Mital, A., Tritar, M. (1988).Psychophysical Capacity Modeling in Frequent Manual Material Handling Activities. Human Factors, 30,3, 319-337.
    • Khalil, T., Goldberg, M., Asfour, S. S., Moty, E. (1987).Acceptable Maximum Effort (AME): A Psychophysical Measure of Strength in Back Pain Patients. Spine, 4, 372-376.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T. M. (1987).An on-line Microcomputer-Based Cardiac Monitoring System. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 1, 4, 273-283.
    • Asfour, S. S., Genaidy, A., Khalil, T. (1987).An on-line Microcomputer-Based Metabolic Monitoring System. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 1, 169-177.
    • Khalil, T. M., Waly, S. M., Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S. (1987).Determination of Lifting Abilities: A Comparative Study of Four Techniques. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 48, 12, 951-956.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S. (1987).Review and Evaluation of Physiological Cost Prediction Models for Manual Materials Handling. Human Factors, 29, 4, 465-476.
    • Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., M., W. S., Melean, L., Rosomoff, H. L. (1986).Effects of Low Back Pain Rehabilitation Program on Muscle Functional Abilities. Journal of Biomechanics, 19, 467.
    • Asfour, S. S., Genaidy, A., Khalil, T., Muthuswamy, S. (1986).Physiologic Responses to Static, Dynamic and Combined Work. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 47, 798-802.
    • Khalil, T. M., Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S., Vinciguerra, T. (1985).Physiological Limits in Lifting. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 4, 220-224.
    • Asfour, S. S., Ayoub, M. M., Mital, A. (1984).A Psychophysical Study of the Effect of Task Variables on Lifting and Lowering Tasks. Journal of Human Ergology, 13, 14-Mar.
    • Asfour, S. S., Ayoub, M. M., Mital, A. (1984).Effects of an Endurance and Strength Training Program on Lifting Capability of Males. Ergonomics, 27, 4, 435-442.
    • Mital, A., Asfour, S. S. (1983).Material Handling Capacity of Workers. Material Flow, 1, 89-100.
    • Mital, A., Asfour, S. S. (1983).Maximum Frequencies Acceptable to Males for One Handed Horizontal-Lifting in the Sagittal Plane. Human Factors, 25, 5, 563-571.
    • Asfour, S. S., Ayoub, M. M., Mital, A., Bethea, N. J. (1983).Perceived Exertion of Physical Effort for Various Manual Handling Tasks. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 44, 3, 223-228.
    • Mital, A., Asfour, S. S., Ayoub, M. M. (1982).Physiological Approach in Manual Lifting: Work Rate Recommendations and a Comparison with the Psychological Approach. Journal of Human Ergology, 11, 2, 143-156.
    • Garg, A., Mital, A., Asfour, S. S. (1980).A Comparison of Isometric Strength and Dynamic Lifting Capability. Ergonomics, 23, 1, 13-27.
    • Ayoub, M. M., Mital, A., Bakken, G., Asfour, S. S. (1980).Development of Strength and Capacity Norms for Manual Materials Handling Activities: The State of the Art. Human Factors, 22, 3, 271-283.
    • Ayoub, M. M., Mital, A., Asfour, S. S. (1980).Review, Evaluation, and Comparison of Models for Predicting Lifting Capacity. Human Factors, 22,3, 257-269.
  • Refereed Books

    • Karwowski, W., Genaidy, A., Asfour, S. S. (Eds.) Computer Aided Ergonomics. Taylor & Francis, London, 570 pages.
    • Asfour (editor), S. S., Asfour, S. S. (Eds.) Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV-A. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 574 pages.
    • Asfour (editor), S. S., Asfour, S. S. (Eds.) Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV-B. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 562 pages.

    Book Chapters

    • Asfour, S. S., Eltoukhy, M., (2011). Development and Validation of a Three-Dimensional Biomechanical Model of the Lower Extremity. Theoritical Biomechanics -- Chapter: 8 (pp. 161-186). InTech, Austria.
    • Asfour, S. S., Eltoukhy, M., (2010). Sustainability and the Challenge of Going Green. Industrial Resource Utilization and Productivity: Understanding the Linkages -- Chapter: 1 (pp. 12-Mar). Momentum Press, LLC, Highland Park, New Jersey.
    • Eltoukhy, M., Asfour, S. S., (2008). Braking Process in Automobiles: Investigation of the Thermoelastic Instability Phenomon. Recent Advances in Modelling and Simulation -- Chapter: 1 (pp. 16-Jan). I-Tech Education and Publishing.
    • Abdel-Moty, A., T.M., K., Steele-Rosomoff, R., Rosomoff, H., Asfour, S. S., (2002). The Role of Ergonomics in the Prevention and Treatment of Myofascial Pain. Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia: Trigger Point Management (pp. 561-587). Mosby-Year Book, Incorporated.
    • Abdel-Moty, E., Rosomoff, H., Steele-Rosomoff, R., Khalil, T., Sadek, S., Asfour, S. S., , . (2001). Motor Dysfunction Evaluation and Treatment in Chronic Back Pain Patients: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Application of Human Performance in Heath & Disability (pp. 30-35). .
    • Fahmy, W., Ismail, A., Asfour, S. S., (1997). Analysis of Kinematic Data: A Comparative Study of Several Techniques. (pp. ). Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety II .
    • Asfour, S. S., Akcin, M., Tritar, M., Genaidy, A., (1997). Physiological Models and Guidelines for the Design of High Frequency Shoulder Lifting Tasks. (pp. ). Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Research on Manual Material Handling.
    • Genaidy, A., Duyos, J., Asfour, S. S., (1997). Physiological Stresses Associated with Manual Handling of Containers of Varied Sizes and Weights: A Case Study. (pp. ). in Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Research on Manual Material Handling.
    • Waly, S., Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T., Garcia, F., (1997). Prediction of Localized Muscle Fatigue: I. Discriminant Analysis Approach. (pp. ). Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety II.
    • Garcia, F., Waly, S., Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T., (1997). Prediction of Localized Muscle Fatigue: II. A Learning Vector Quantization Approach. (pp. ). Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety II.
    • Waly, S., Asfour, S. S., Iridiastadi, H., (1997). Prediction of Thermal Stress in the Workplace with Natural Ventilation. (pp. ). Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety.
    • Fahmy, W., Asfour, S. S., Jomoah, I., (1997). Total Mechanical Energy Expenditure In Manual Material Lifting. (pp. ). Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety II.
    • Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T. M., Waly, S. M., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H. L., (1992). Muscle Strength in Chronic Back Pain Patients. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety IV (pp. 1201-1208). Taylor and Framcis.
    • Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T. M., Waly, S. M., Rosomoff, R., Rosomoff, H., (1992). Muscle Strength in Chronic Back Pain Patients. Advances in industrial Ergonomics and Safety IV (pp. ). Taylor and Francis.
    • Waly, S. M., Jomoah, I. M., Ip, C., Asfour, S. S., (1991). A Biomechanical Model for Optimal Design of Manual Tasks. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research III (pp. ). Taylor and Francis.
    • Waly, S. M., Asfour, S. S., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H. L., (1991). Assessment of Success of Back Pain Rehabilitation Programs: a Pilot Study. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research III (pp. ). Taylor and Francis.
    • Khalil, T., Asfour, S. S., Abdel-Moty, E., (1991). Clinical Ergonomics: Ergonomics Practice in Health Care setting. Designing for Everyone (pp. ). Taylor and Francis.
    • Asfour, S. S., Omachonu, V., Diaz, E., Abdel-Moty, E., (1991). Displays and Controls. Workspace, Equipment and Tool Design (pp. ). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Asfour, S. S., Koshy, J. G., Genaidy, A. M., (1991). Physical Training: A Tool to Improve Human Capability in the Workplace. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research III (pp. ). Taylor and Francis.
    • Jomoah, I. M., Asfour, S. S., Genaidy, A. M., (1991). Physiological Models and Guidelines for the Design of High Frequency Arm Lifting Tasks. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research III (pp. ). Taylor and Francis.
    • Fahmy, M. W., Asfour, S. S., (1991). Study of Intervertebral Disc Subjected to Shearing Forces Using Finite Element Analysis. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research III (pp. ). Taylor and Francis.
    • Fahmy, M. W., Waly, S. M., Asfour, S. S., (1991). Symmetric Versus Asymmetric Postures in Manual Activities: A Comparative Study. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research III (pp. ). Taylor and Francis.
    • Abdel-Moty, E., Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Sadek, S., Rosomoff, S. S., Rosomoff, H. L., (1991). Worker's Compensation and Non-Worker's Compensation Chronic Pain Patients Responsiveness to Rehabilitation. Advanced in Industrial Ergonomics & Safety III (pp. ). Taylor and Francis.
    • Asfour, S. S., Genaidy, A. M., Fahmy, M. W., Younis, A., Waly, S. M., (1990). Endurance and Physiological Responses for High Frequency Lifting Tasks: A Preliminary Report. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety II (pp. ). Taylor & Francis.
    • Khalil, T. M., Abdel-Moty, E., Asfour, S. S., (1990). Ergonomics in the Management of Occupational Injuries. Industrial Ergonomics: Case Studies (pp. 41-53). Industrial Engineering and Management Press.
    • Abdel-Moty, E., Khalil, T., Goldberg, M., Asfour, S. S., Eckstein, E., Rosomoff, H., (1990). Functional Electric Stimulation versus Isometric Exercises for Quadriceps Muscle Strengthening: Comparison of Efficacy in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. Topics in Biomedical Engineering (pp. ). Pergamon Press.
    • Abdel-Moty, E., Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Goldberg, M., Rosomoff, R., Rosomoff, H., (1990). On the Relationship Between Age and Responsiveness to Rehabilitation. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety II (pp. 49-56). Taylor & Francis Ltd..
    • Kamel, M. S., Muthuswamy, S., Asfour, S. S., (1989). Analogy of Physiologic Responses to Electric Circuit Responses During a Scheduled Manual Lifting Task. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety I (pp. 97-103). Taylor & Francis.
    • Degani, A., Kamel, M. S., Asfour, S. S., (1989). Effect of Task Duration on Perceived Exertion. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety I (pp. 899-905). Taylor & Francis.
    • Abdel-Moty, E., Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Howard, M., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H., (1989). Effects of Low Back Pain on Psychomotor Skills. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety I (pp. ). Taylor & Francis.
    • Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Waly, S. M., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H. L., (1988). Effectiveness of Aggressive Treatment of Back Pain. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors V Part B (pp. 977-983). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Abdel-Moty, E., Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H. L., (1988). Ergonomics Considerations for the Reduction of Physical Task Demands of Low Back Pain Patients. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors V Part B (pp. 959-967). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S., Kabuka, M., Asfour, S. S (Ed.). (1987). An Expert System for the Design of Manual Materials Handling Tasks. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV Part A (pp. 559-566). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Waly, S. M., Rosomoff, R. S., Rosomoff, H. L., Asfour, S. S (Ed.). (1987). Isometric Exercise and Biofeedback in Strength Training. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV Part B (pp. 1095-11101). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Mital, A., Asfour, S. S., (1987). Limitations of MTM in Accurate Determination of Workstandards for Physically Demanding Jobs. Trends in Ergonomics/human Factors IV Part B (pp. 979-985). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Marchette, B., Omachonu, V., Asfour, S. S (Ed.). (1987). Lower Back Injuries in Nursing: A Biomechanical Analysis and Intervention Strategy. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV Part B (pp. 811-821). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Alvarez, E., Carrillo, M., Asfour, S. S., Kang, K., Asfour, S. S (Ed.). (1987). The Occupational Biomechanics Trainer: A Computerized Educational Tool. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV Part B (pp. 893-900). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Asfour, S. S., Ayoub, M. M., Genaidy, A. M., Khalil, T. M., (1986). A Data Base of Physiological Responses to Manual Lifting. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors III Part B (pp. 801-810). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Asfour, S. S., Ayoub, M. M., Genaidy, A. M., (1986). A Data Base of Physiological Responses to Manual Lowering. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors III Part B (pp. 811-818). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Waly, S. M., Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., (1986). Physiological Basis of Muscular Fatigue: An Electromyographic Study. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors III Part B (pp. 751-758). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Muthuswamy, S., Asfour, S. S., Vinciguerra, T., Genaidy, A. M., (1986). The Design of Work/Rest Schedules as an Ergonomic Component in Manual Materials Handling. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors III Part B (pp. 871-878). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Asfour, S. S., Genaidy, A. M., Khalil, T. M., Greco, E. C., (1985). A Combined Approach for the Determination of Lifting Capacity. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors I (pp. 617-623). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S., Ayoub, M. M., Khalil, T. M., (1985). A Data Base of the Mechanical Efficiency of the Human Machine During Lifting and Lowering Tasks. Ergonomics International (pp. 214-216). Taylor and Francis.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S., Vinciguerra, T., Abdel-Salam, A. M., (1985). A Suggested Submaximal Test for Job Design and Pre-Employment Screening Tests. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors II (pp. 403-407). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Steele, R., Rosomoff, H. L., (1985). Ergonomics Contributions to the Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain. Ergonomics International (pp. 466-468). Taylor and Francis.
    • Asfour, S. S., Genaidy, A. M., Khalil, T. M., Greco, E. C., (1985). Lifting Capacity Norms Based on Strength and Endurance of Workers. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors II (pp. 609-615). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T. M., (1985). Modeling of the Human Kinetics during Repetitive Lifting. Ergonomics International 85 (pp. 868-870). Taylor and Francis.
    • Khalil, T. M., Asfour, S. S., Moty, E. A., Steele, R., Rosomoff, H. L., (1985). New Horizons for Ergonomic Research in Low Back Pain. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors II (pp. 591-598). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Vinciguerra, T., Asfour, S. S., Genaidy, A. M., (1985). Nutrition As An Ergonomics Component in the Workplace",. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors II (pp. 161-167). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Genaidy, A. M., Asfour, S. S., Khalil, T. M., Waly, S. M., (1985). Physiologic Issues in Manual Materials Handling. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors II (pp. 571-572). Elsevier Science Publishers.
    • Asfour, S. S., Genaidy, A. M., Khalil, T. M., (1985). The Relationship Between Frequency of Lift and Lifting Capacity. Ergonomics International 85 (pp. 865-867). Taylor and Francis.