Thomas Schnell

Thomas Schnell
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Additional Titles: 
Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Neurology
Director of Project Development and Researcher, Center for Computer-Aided Design
Director, Operator Performance Laboratory
Human Factors Researcher, Public Policy Center
Researcher, Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety
(319) 384-0811
4609 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
1998
Education: 
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Ohio University, 1998.
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Ohio University, 1994.
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bern Institute of Technology, 1992.
Present Research Interests: 
Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) training
Neural markers of workload
Flight physiology
Flight training effectiveness assessment
Synthetic vision and enhanced vision for aircraft
Nighttime visibility
Workload assessment
Situation awareness
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
Iowa representative, Aerospace States Association (ASA) under the Lt. Governor, 2017-Present
Member, Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC), 2017-Present
Member, American Helicopter Society International, 2017 - Present
Member, Tailhook Association (Carrier Navy) by Invitation from Tailhook Board of Directors, 2014 - present
Member, SAE G-10, Synthetic Vision, 2005 - present
Member, Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE), 2008 - present
Member, Experimental Aircraft Association, 1997 - Present
Member, North American Trainer Association, 2011 - Present
Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1992 - present
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Experimental design
Aircraft and vehicle research instrumentation
Human factors research
Test pilot
Electronics and software development
Flight test operations
Aircraft maintenance
Test plan and safety plan development
Optics and modeling