Dr Thomas Alexander

International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

Dr. Thomas Alexander

Dr Thomas Alexander has headed Division 2 “Products and Work Systems” at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health since mid 2019. From 1994 to 2019, he worked in various positions at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE), with his final post as head of the Human Factors department.

He was a member of diverse national and international research committees on innovation and technology, such as Digitale Fabrik (digital factory), Virtual/Augmented Reality, Mobiler Informationszugriff (mobile access to information), Exoskelette (exoskeletons) and Künstliche Intelligenz (artificial intelligence). In 2004 and 2005, he spent the academic year as a visiting scientist/postdoc at NASA Ames Research Center in the USA. As a member of the steering committee of the International Ergonomic Association (IEA), he was responsible for Science, Technology and Practice (STP).

Dr Thomas Alexander completed both his undergraduate degree and his PhD in engineering at the faculty of safety engineering at Bergische Universität Wuppertal.