Steven Bigelow


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Steven Bigelow is an Ergonomist for The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, housed within the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at NC State University.  He received a B.S. degree in Biomechanics from NC State University, and a M.S. degree in Integrated Systems Engineering with a focus in physical ergonomics from The Ohio State University.  His areas of research include heavy patient lifting, ergonomic product design and risk assessment, hospital design, and assistive device technologies. Steven is a certified Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP).


BS 2016


North Carolina State University

MS 2018

Integrated Systems Engineering

The Ohio State University

Research Description

Wang, X., Bigelow, S., Seagren, K. E., Preddie, A. K., Wang, Z., Ardiyanto, A., Allread, W.G. & Lavender, S. A. (2018). Re-thinking floor mat design from an ergonomics perspective: Can a two-part mat system reduce biomechanical loads during normal mat handling tasks?. Applied Ergonomics, 72, 17-24.

Honors and Awards

  • Certification, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, 2016
  • AEP, 2018