Professor of Division of Integrative Systems and Design
Professor of Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics
Departmental Research Area
Bio-engineering & Human Factors, Human Factors, Biomechanics & Cognitive Decision, Design & Manufacturing, CAD/CAM
Individual Research Interest
Innovative design and development of products; Design of culture-friendly products and systems; Product usability; Human performance modelling; Application of sensation and perception theories to product development
Prof Goonetilleke joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics at HKUST in September 1994. After graduation, he worked as a Senior Ergonomist at the Biomechanics Corporation of America. His last appointment in the USA was as a Human Factors Manager and Researcher at the NIKE Sports Research Laboratory (1991-1994). He graduated with a BSc (First Class Honors) in Mechanical Engineering (1980) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He earned a MS in Aerospace Engineering (1985) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, a MS in Industrial Engineering (1984) and a PhD in Human Factors Engineering (1990) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a Fulbright Scholar while pursuing postgraduate studies in the USA and the recipient of many scholarships and grants. He is an editor of the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomicsand a member of the editorial boards of Ergonomics in Design, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries, and International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation.