About Our Graduate Program

The Graduate Program of Ergonomics and Biomechanics (ERBI) at New York University offers the only accredited degree program that combines the fields of ergonomics and biomechanics. From its inception in 1960, there have been 125 Master’s and Doctorates graduates of ERBI. Some interesting historical facts about the program include:

  • 1960 Dr. Erwing Tischauer founded the ERBI Program including a Master and a PhD Track
  • 1985 Margareta Nordin Dr. Sci. became Program Director
  • 1991 ERBI PhD Program was relocated to the Program of Environmental Health Science, Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Departments of Orthopedics and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, New York University
  • 1999 ERBI Master program became a Master of Science Program and was relocated to the Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Departments of Orthopedics and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, New York University
  • 2001 ERBI Program became certified by Oxford Research Institute and all students graduating from the Master ERBI Program becomes Certified Associate Ergonomist (CAE)
  • 2003-2004 ERBI Program participated in the New York / New Jersey University Education and Research Center (NY NJ ERC), Region II, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • 2005 ERBI Program became permanent member of New York / New Jersey University Education and Research Center (NY NJ ERC), Region II, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and funded for 5 years through NIOSH
  • 2006 ERBI Program graduate its 100th student
  • 2007 ERBI Program has a graduation rate of 97 percent and all graduates have a job
  • 2011 Margareta Nordin Dr. Sci. retired as Program Director of ERBI; Dr. Sheikhzadeh became Program director and director of ERC-ERBI at New York University.