Dr. Richard W Marklin, Jr., Ph.D., CPE

Richard Marklin
Dr. Richard W Marklin, Jr., Ph.D., CPEMarquette University

Engineering Hall, 305

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3622
Curriculum Vitae


Mechanical Engineering

Certified Professional Ergonomist

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1991,  Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University 
M.S., 1988, Industrial and Systems Engineering,The Ohio State University 
B.F.A., 1981, Industrial Engineering, University of Kansas

Research Interests

  • Ergonomics, Human factors engineering
  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Hand tool and product design


Marklin, R.W., Toll, A.M., Bauman, E.H., Simmins, J.J., LaDisa, J.F., and Cooper, R. (Aug. 24, 2020).  Do head-mounted augmented reality devices affect muscle activity and eye strain of utility workers?  Studies of plant operators and manhole workers.  Human Factors, DOI: 10. 1177/ 0018 7208 20943710, pp. 1-18.  

EPRI (2019). (Marklin, R.W., PI)Safety Aspects of Using Augmented Reality Technologies: Field Tests with Electric Utility Power Plant Operators and Manhole Workers.  EPRI Report, 10008884.

EPRI (2018) (Marklin, R.W., PI).  Program on Technology Innovation: Augmented Reality—Literature Review of Human Factors Issues in the Electric Power Industry.  EPRI Report, 3002012532.

EPRI (2017) (Marklin, R.W., PI).  Decision Tool for Implementation of Recommended Overhead and Underground Distribution Ergonomic Interventions.  EPRI Report, 3002011194.

EPRI (2017) (Marklin, R.W., PI).  Aerial Bucket Pistol Grip Control to Reduce Muscle Fatigue of Electric Utility Line Workers.  EPRI Report, 3002012047.

Nagurka, M.L. and Marklin, R.W. (2017). Smart trigger: Development of a system to improve nail gun safety.  Professional Safety, pp. 31-38. 

Marklin, R.W. and Bain, B.  (2016). Electric line workers’ ingress and egress to aerial buckets: Design features to reduce risk of a slip or fall.  Theoretical Issues of Ergonomics Science, Vol. 18, Issue 5, DOI:10.1080/1463922X.2016.1226446, pp 1-18.

Additional Information

Marklin Freehand Sketcher YouTube channel created Fall, 2019, at Technical University, Delft, Netherlands.  A set of 10 videos shows how any person can learn how to sketch freehand manufactured objects with parallel drawing systems (orthographic, isometric, and oblique).

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