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Rafael Patrick

Rafael Patrick

Portrait of Rafael Patrick

Current University
Virginia Tech

Research Area

Human Factors Psychology and Systems Engineering

Research Summary

Patrick also studies:

  • Applied Psychophysics
  • Auditory Situation Awareness
  • Human-Machine Systems
  • Human Information Processing
  • Sensation & Perception
  • Usability Interaction & Experience (UI/UX)
  • User-Centered Design
  • Product Design & Evaluation


Patrick is an assistant professor in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Previously, he was a research supervisor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Dr. Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program. 

His professional affiiations incude:

  • Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial & Systems Engineering Honors Society
  • Dr. Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated: Xi Beta Chapter

Alma Mater

Patrick earned a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He earned an M.S. in Human Factors and Systems and a B.S. in Human Factors Psychology, both at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.