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Oklahoma State University

Aditya Jayadas

Aditya Jayadas

Assistant Professor

441 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-4469

aditya.jayadas@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Industrial Engineering
M.S. St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX Industrial Engineering
B.E. Bangalore Institute of Technology, India Industrial Engineering

Expertise

Human factors and ergonomics; Anthropometry & workstation design; Design of functional and biodegradable furniture; Biophilic design; Improving consumer experience in stores; Empathic and co-design; usability testing of products; Balance, strength & biomechanics of falls in older individuals

Publications

Jayadas, A. and Smith, J. (accepted). Effects of arm restriction on slips and falls in young and older individuals. Journal of Aging and Geriatric Medicine.

Jayadas, A. and Smith, J. (2019). Identification of effective and ineffective reactive movements when attempting to recover from a slippery perturbation. Clinical Research in Orthopedics 3(1), 1-9.

Clare, G., Roberts, E., Jayadas, A., Hebert, P.R. (2019). Lessons learned from the Active Aging for L.I.F.E. intergenerational programming:  College-age student and older adult 65+ focus group perspectives, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 17(2), 220-233. 

Jayadas, A. and Smith, J. (2019).Biomechanics of Double Slips. World Wide Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 5(2), 1-4.

Hebert, P.R., Jayadas, A., Clare, G. and Subramanian, M. (2018). Tunable white light system for mission critical control room and anti-fatigue room for shift workers: A case study. IEEE PES APEC, 24-28.  

Hebert, P.R., Chaney, S., Johnston, J. and Jayadas, A. (2018). Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Lighting: A Pilot Study of a Continuing Care Retirement Community. World Wide Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 4 (2), 186-196.

Jayadas, A. and Kang, M. (2017).  Improving Ergonomics for the Safety, Comfort and Health of Caregivers. Family Caregiving: Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course, Springer Publications, 63-80.

Clare, G., Jayadas, A., Hermann, J. and Roberts, E. (2017).  Spanning the ages: Intergenerational mentoring for L.I.F.E.  International Journal of Prevention and Treatment 6(3), 50-57.

Kang, M., Jayadas, A. and Peek, G. (June 16, 2017). Falls and Older Adults. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service fact sheet. T-4423.

Hebert, P., Bhardwaj, M. and Jayadas, A. (2017). Understanding University Interior Design Program Admissions: A Case Study-Field Study in Northern India with Comparisons to the US. World Wide Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 3 (9), 184-190.

Presentations

Jayadas, A., and Hebert, P. (accepted). An Updated Look at 3D Printing: Practical Considerations and New Business Opportunities for Museums. Mountain-Plains Museum Association Annual Conference, September 22-25, Albuquerque, NM.

Ferreira, A.S., Coston, C. and Jayadas, A. (accepted). Role of ergonomics and biophilic design on perceived comfort in workstations. 10th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, July 24-28, Washington, DC.   

Knowles, V., Marquez, K., Pei, Y. and Jayadas, A. (2019). The case for biodegradable furniture. Educational partnerships and education in higher education. TCC 5th Annual Sustainability Conference, February 20th, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jayadas, A. (2019). From sustainability awareness to modification in behavior. Educational partnerships and education in higher education. TCC 5th Annual Sustainability Conference, February 20th, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hebert, P. R., Jayadas, A., Chandrasekera, T. & Chaiyakul, Y. (2018). “Students’ low energy luminaire design projects.” Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference (PLEA) (Juried), December 10-12, 2018, Hong Kong.

Hebert, P. R., Jayadas, A., Chandraskera, T. & Chaiyakul, Y. (2018). “No tech to low tech to high tech! Luminaire designs inspire.” International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Enlighten Europe 2018 (Juried), November 7-9, Barcelona, Spain.

Petrova, A., Peksoz, S., Jayadas, A. and Brandenburg, J. (2018). Rate of heat transfer: Consideration for design and safety for design and safety of household oven mitts. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 6-9, Cleveland, Ohio.

Jayadas, A. (2018). Functional, Empathic and Bio-Inspired Design (2018). PechaKucha Stillwater Vol. 2, November 1st, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Jayadas, A. (2018). Creative problem solving skills of individuals in multidisciplinary teams. Virtuhoma, Virtual + Augmented Reality Symposium, September 28th, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Unruh, C., Jayadas, A., Petrova, A. & Peksoz, S. (2018). Assessing preferences of attributes of women's business apparel based on body type: Implications for Design. 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, July 21-25, Orlando, Florida.

Johnson, L., Jayadas, A., Petrova, A. & Peksoz, S. (2018). Human factors and ergonomics exploration of heel heights and body types: Implications for Design. 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, July 21-25, Orlando, Florida.

Chandrasekera, T., Jayadas, A., Pulay, A., Asino, T.I.., Cinthya, I., Choo, P., Puig, L. and Shan, Y. (2018). Problem solving in multidisciplinary teams through digital media, Symposium presentation at Environmental Design Research Association conference, Jun 06-09, Oklahoma City, OK.

Hebert, P. R., Jayadas, A. & Chandraskera, T. (2018). “Light reveals the built environment: “A Pictorial sample of students' lighting fixture design projects.” Western Social Studies (WSSA) Conference (Juried) (Urban Studies Section), April, 4 – 7, 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Derafshi, M., Petrova, A., Jayadas, A. and Peksoz, S. (2017). Investigation of Patrol Officers’ Musculoskeletal Health: Needs Assessment of Campus Patrol Officers. ITAA Annual Conference, St. Petersburgh, Florida.

Jayadas, A., Petrova, A. & Peksoz, S. (2017). Interactions of factors contributing to low back pain in patrol police officers: implications for intervention. 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, July 17-21, Los Angeles.

Johnson, L., Jayadas, A., Petrova, A. & Peksoz, S. (2017). Effect of heel style and height for different body types on gait and perceived discomfort. 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, July 17-21, Los Angeles.

Jayadas, A. (2017). Use of RULA to analyze a typing task in Patrol Officers. Southwest Human Factors Symposium, June 9th, San Antonio, 2017.

Jayadas, A. (2016). Empathic and Co-Design: Redesign of duty belt for Police Officers. NIOSH ERC Pilot Projects Research Symposium, June 3rd, 2016.

Jayadas, A. & Kang. M. (2016) Empathic Design of Furniture for Patients and Caregivers in Rural Communities, EDRA47, Raleigh, NC.

Jayadas, A. & Kang, M. (2016)Improving Ergonomics for the Safety, Comfort and Health of Caregivers. Chautauqua Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jayadas, A. & Kang, M. (2015).  Prolonged Sitting in Hospital Waiting Rooms: Is an Innovative Cushion the Solution?  Tulsa Research Day, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jayadas, A. & Boros, L. (2013). Biomechanics of slips and falls or recovery in the elderly and young using lower and upper body center of mass dynamics, 37th Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Omaha, Nebraska.

Jayadas, A. & Boros, L (2010). Effect of arm restriction on upper body response to a slip. Poster presentation, 34th Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Providence, Rhode Island.

Jayadas, A. & Smith, J. L. (2009). Usability testing of digital cameras: How should we test differently for the aging population? XXI Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Dallas, TX.

Jayadas, A. (2008).  Causes of Falls in the Elderly. Should Grandma Pump Iron: A Symposium, Lubbock, TX.

Jayadas, A. (2007).  Ergonomics research Laboratory at Texas Tech University: An Overview. South Texas Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics, San Antonio, TX.

Courses Taught

DHM 1101 - Wicked Problems

HS 2080 - Introduction to International Experience (Centered on Biomimicry and Life Principles – in Costa Rica)

DHM 2003 - Problem Solving Strategies

DHM 2403 - Research Methods

DHM 3103 - Anthropometry and Ergonomics in Design

DHM 4031 - Empathic Design

DHM 4573 - Sustainability for Apparel & Interiors

DHM 5343 - Constructed Environment for Human Behavior

OLLI class – Ergonomics and Aging

Grand Parent University – Inspired Design

Awards & Recognitions

Oct 2017 - Received an award for best reviewer from the Clothing and Textile Research Journal

Nov 2015 - Selected for the Teach Academy workshop to receive mentoring from a senior Professor in the School of Human Sciences to improve teaching skills

Aug 2006 - July 2008 - Awarded the M. M. Ayoub Ergonomics scholarship

May 2006 - Inducted into Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society

Grants

Jayadas, A. and Kang, M. (2019). moveSIT: A seating solution to help improve blood flow. I-CORPS  National Program (Award #1924772), National Science Foundation: $50,000.[Industry Mentor: Margaret Sevadjian; Entrepreneurial Lead: Gabriela Fonseca Periera]

Peksoz, S., Petrova, A. and Jayadas, A. (2019). Analyzing issues with oven mitts. JVC LLC. Additional Funding – Phase III: $19,961.
[Undergraduate Research Assistant: Jamie Slothower]

Peksoz, S., Petrova, A. and Jayadas, A. (2018). Analyzing issues with oven mitts. JVC LLC. Additional Funding – Phase II: $19,562.
[Undergraduate Research Assistants: Rachel Adkins and Tristan Norred]

Petrova, A., Peksoz, S. and Jayadas, A. (2018). E-comp stockings: A compression stocking to help improve blood flow:  Funding Organization: I-CORPS Site Team Award (#154803), National Science Foundation: $3,000. 
[Undergraduate Research Assistant and Entrepreneurial Lead: Tristan Norred]

Peksoz, S., Petrova, A. and Jayadas, A. (2017). Analyzing issues with oven mitts. JVC LLC: $8,562. 
[Undergraduate Research Assistant: Natalie Berg]

Jayadas, A. and Kang, M. (2017). moveSIT: A seating solution to help improve blood flow:  Funding Organization: I-CORPS Site Team Award (#154803), National Science Foundation: $3,000.
[Undergraduate/Graduate Research Assistants and Entrepreneurial Leads: Blakelee Stowers and Gabriela Fonseca Periera]

Chandrasekera, T. and Jayadas, A. (2017). sitAND: A seating solution to move from sit to stand. Funding Organization: I-CORPS Site Team Award (#154803), National Science Foundation: $3,000.
[Undergraduate Research Assistant and Entrepreneurial Lead: Andre Solera Ferreira]

Jayadas, A. (2015). Empathic and co-design: Redesign of Duty Belts for Police Officers. Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH), NIOSH ERC Pilot/Small Projects Training Program: $10,000.
[Graduate Research Assistant: Chitra Singh]

Jayadas, A. and Kang, M. (2015). Addressing the Needs of Patients and Caregivers in Rural Areas. Center for Family Resilience, Oklahoma State University: $3,500.
[Graduate Research Assistant: Paul Sanchez]

Professional Memberships

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • International and Textile Apparel Association

Service 

Editorial Board

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal - 2019-current

Reviewer

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal - 2015-current

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference - March 2018

EDRA Conference - December 2017& 2018

International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics - 2018-current

International Conference on Design - April 2015

General Service

Safety Officer - October 2014 to current

Reinstatement Appeals Committee - Filled in four times for a serving faculty member

Assessment committee - October 2015 to current

Undergraduate advisor - Since Fall 2015

Honor’s contract advisor - Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Academic Integrity Officer - August 2016 to current

Adviser for the US Green Building Council Student Chapter - January 2018 to current

Member of the OSU Fire council - August 2017 to current

Served as a mentor for one Undergraduate Student as part of Leadership OSU - Fall 2018

Certifications

Associate Ergonomics Professional Since 2013 (Board of Certification in Ergonomics)

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