Ph.D. University of Vermont
M.S. Widener University
B.S.M.E. City College of New York
Biomechanics of Gait, Measurement of Slip resistance of contaminated walkways, Slip resistance of barefoot pedestrians
H. Medoff, M. Besser, M. Marpet “Development of a Biofidelic, Silicone-Rubber Barefoot (Plantar Surface of Heel) Test Foot with Skin Friction Ridges” International Conference on Slips, Trips, and Falls Health and Safety Executive, Buxton, United Kingdom (April 2011).
Besser, M., Marpet, M., Medoff, H. 2008 “Barefoot-pedestrian tribometry: in vivo method of measurement of available friction between the human heel and the walkway”. Industrial Health National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan 46:51-58.
H.Medoff, M.Besser, M.Marpet “Progress in Tribometer Characterization Since the Bucknell University/ASTM Workshop” Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Feb. 2010)
Teaching Interests and Courses Taught
Engineering Design (EDSGN 100), Statics (EMCH 211), Dynamics (EMCH 212), Strength of Materials (EMCH 213)
$8,000 mini-grant over three years under National Science Foundation
Toys and Mathematical Options for Retention in Engineering (Toys ‘n More).
Penn State Abington Teaching Award (2000)
Spring Garden College Teaching Award (1977)