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Leonid Hrebien Elected Aerospace Human Factors Association Fellow

July 1, 2013

Leonid HrebienLeonid Hrebien, Professor and Assistant Department Head for Special Projects of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA) during a group-wide annual meeting on May 15, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago, IL. Hrebien was one of five new inductees this year voted to become a fellow after a nomination process.

Hrebien was nominated to recognize his significant research accomplishments in aerospace human factors and his mentoring and support of students and colleagues throughout his career. His work at the Naval Air Development Center involved active oversight of a $710,000 research program into high-G physiology, including effects on perception and variations in tolerance under centrifugation. Hrebien has also contributed in the field of microgravity research and spaceflight, as evidenced by his work with NASA. He has been an invited panel member and/or speaker at many venues on the subject of high G human factors and physiology and he has served as invited chairman and organizer or co-organizer of several Aerospace Medical Association panels.

"Being elected a Fellow of the Aerospace Human Factors Association is a great and unexpected honor," says Hrebien. "There is no higher recognition of one’s contributions than that of your peers and this has led to very fruitful collaborations with others in the field."

His recent research proposals through Drexel involve human cognition and performance modeling under operational stress, and human factors and pilot disorientation during flight simulator training. He currently works in the Data Fusion Lab with a multi-disciplinary group of students studying a wide range of topics in engineering. Hrebien received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and master’s and doctoral degree in biomedical engineering at Drexel University. Hrebien has over 100 papers and publications, most of which are relevant to Aerospace Human Factors.

The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), parent organization of AsHFA, is the largest and most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space and environmental medicine. For more information on AsMA, please visit the official association website.