Thomas Schnell

Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Captain Jim "Max" Gross Chair in Engineering
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

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Joined the College of Engineering: 1998


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
Research areas
  • Live Virtual Constructive training
  • Neural markers of workload
  • Flight physiology
  • Flight training effectiveness assessment
  • Synthetic vision and enhanced vision for aircraft
  • Nighttime visibility
  • Workload assessment
  • Situation awareness
Thomas Schnell
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Ohio University, 1998, M.S., Industrial Engineering, Ohio University, 1994, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bern Institute of Technology, 1992

4609 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
United States