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Robert C. Sugarman, PhD, PE

 Robert C. Sugarman, PhD, PE
Educational Background
1961 B.A., Physics (Math minor), University of Buffalo
1962 Graduate Studies, Solid State Physics and Math, Purdue University
elected to Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honorary Society
1963 M.S., Experimental Psychology (Physics minor), Purdue University
1965 S.M., Experimental Psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1967 Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo
Departmental Honors
Registered Professional Engineer, California Certificate Number QU2821
1967-1982 Calspan (formerly Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory),
1978-1982, Department Head, Human Factors and Training Center
1969-2006 State University of New York at Buffalo, State University College at Buffalo, Empire State College, D’Youville College. Part‑time Lecturer/Instructor, psychology, ergonomics, industrial engineering, statistics
1982-Present RCS Company / RCS Performance Systems, Inc., owner
2003-2003 Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quality Control / Quality Assurance Manager

Other Professional Activities and Honors

  • Fellow, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Technical Groups: Forensics Professional (former chair), Training (former chair), Health Care.  Standardization Interest Group.  www.hfes.org
  • International Ergonomics Association, Technical committee on Slips, Trips and Falls.
  • American Psychological Association.  Member of Division 21, Applied Experimental & Engineering Psychology. www.apa.org
  • American Psychological Society.  www.psychologicalscience.org
  • Western New York Chapter of the Human Factors Society, 1982‑83, 1984-85 President.
  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, Human Engineering Committee.  www.aami.org
  • ASTM.  Member of F15.09 Committee.  www.astm.org
  • Reserve Deputy, Sheriff of Erie County, Scientific Reserve Division (retired).
  • Western NY Science Congress, Inc., Board of Directors.  www.wnysc.org
  • SUNY at Buffalo, Research Assistant Professor.  www.buffalo.edu
  • Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, Human Factors Coordinator. UB2020 Extreme Events, Incident Dynamics group.
  • Stavatti Corporation, Board of Directors, Director of Human Factors Engineering.  www.stavatti.com
  • Aero Club of Buffalo.   www.aeroclubofbuffalo.com
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.  www.aopa.org


Robert C. Sugarman, PhD, PE 716-634-8016 4455 Genesee St., PO Box 400, Buffalo NY 14225
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