My main research interests are in human factors, safety engineering and engineering education. Below is a summarized list of my publications and technical presentations.

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

1) Alsager Alzayed, M., McComb, C., Menold, J., Huff, J., & Miller, S. R. (2020). Are you feeling me? An exploration of empathy development in engineering design education. Journal of Mechanical Design (Under Review).
2) Alsager Alzayed, M., McComb, C., Hunter, S. T., & Miller, S. R. (2019). Expanding the Solution Space in Engineering Design Education: A Simulation-Based Investigation of Product Dissection. Journal of Mechanical Design, 141(3).
3) Starkey, E. M., Alsager Alzayed, M. A., Hunter, S., & Miller, S. R. (2020). Dissection Versus Incubation: The Within-Subject Effects of Product Dissection Activities on Design Variety. Journal of Mechanical Design, 142(1).


Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications:

1) Alsager Alzayed, M., McComb, C., Menold, J., Huff, J., & Miller, S. R. (2020). Can Design Teams Be Empathically Creative? a Simulation-Based Investigation on the Role of Team Empathy on Concept Generation and Selection. In ASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
2) Alsager Alzayed, M., Miller, S. R., McComb, C. (2020). Composing empathic design teams: a simulation-based investigation on the role of personality traits and risk-taking attitudes on team empathy. In the Ninth International Design Computing and Cognition Conference.
3) Alsager Alzayed, M., Miller, S. R., McComb, C. (2020). Does empathy beget creativity? Investigating the role of trait empathy in idea generation and selection. In the Ninth International Design Computing and Cognition Conference.
4) Alsager Alzayed, M. (2019). An Exploration of the Role of Student Empathy in Engineering Design Education. In 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1-2). IEEE.
5) Alsager Alzayed, M., McComb, C., Hunter, S. T., & Miller, S. R. (2019). Expanding the Solution Space in Engineering Design Education: A Simulation-Based Investigation of Product Dissection. Journal of Mechanical Design, 141(3).
6) Starkey, E. M., Alsager Alzayed, M. A., Hunter, S., & Miller, S. R. (2020). Dissection Versus Incubation: The Within-Subject Effects of Product Dissection Activities on Design Variety. Journal of Mechanical Design, 142(1).
7) Starkey, E. M., Alsager Alzayed, M., Hunter, S. T., & Miller, S. R. (2018). Confidently Exploring the Solution Space: The Within-Subject Effects of Product Dissection on Design Variety and Creative Self-Efficacy. In ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
8) Alsager Alzayed, M., McComb, C., Hunter, S. T., & Miller, S. R. (2018). Helping Teams Expand the Breadth of Their Solution Space Through Product Dissection: A Simulation Based Investigation. In ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
9) Alsager Alzayed, M., Costa, E. C. E., Agarwal, P., Kakarlamudi, S., Bilén, S. G., & Miller, S. (2018). Sensibuildity: The Design of a Communication System to Identify and Prevent Work-Related Injuries in the Construction Industry. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 1631-1635).


Poster Presentations

1) O’Connell, A., Alsager Alzayed, M., and Miller, S.. Students’ perception of their empathy development during an engineering design project. Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Research Exhibition, December 2019
2) Alsager Alzayed, M., An exploration of the role of student empathy in engineering design education
IEEE Frontiers in Education, October 16-19 2019, Cincinnati, Ohio
3) Alsager Alzayed, M., An exploration of empathy in engineering design education. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference. August 18-21 2019. Anaheim, California
4) Alsager Alzayed, M., Kaweesa, D, and Bhawani, S. Evaluating student’s awareness of the engineering design process: an exploratory study. Penn State College of Engineering Design Showcase, May 2018
5) Alsager Alzayed, M. (and other EDSGN 558 students). The design of an elderly fall prevention system
Penn State College of Engineering Design Showcase, May 2017


Presentations & Workshops

1) Alsager Alzayed, M., Empathically designing for the developing world in engineering design education
College of Engineering Research Symposium, Penn State, April 2019
2) Alsager Alzayed, M. The role of empathy in humanitarian engineering projects. Guest Lecturer, Engineering Design 100, Penn State, March 2019
3) Alsager Alzayed, M. Concept generation in the design process. Guest Lecturer, Engineering Design 100, Penn State, February 2019
4) Alsager Alzayed, M., Concept selection in the design process. Guest Lecturer, Engineering Design 100, Penn State, February 2019
5) Alsager Alzayed, M. The design of a communication system to identify and prevent work-related injuries in the construction industry. College of Engineering Research Symposium, Penn State, April 2018
6) Alsager Alzayed, M. Six Sigma: A Business & Engineering Tool
The National Organization of Business and Engineering, Webinar, March 2018


Videos