Rafael Patrick

Assistant Research Professor

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Research Areas

Main Area:  Human Factors Psychology and Systems Engineering

  • Applied Psychophysics
  • Auditory Situation Awareness
  • Human-Machine Systems
  • Human Information Processing
  • Sensation & Perception
  • Usability Interaction & Experience (UI/UX)
  • User-Centered Design
  • Product Design & Evaluation
  • Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, August 2018
  • M.S., Human Factors and Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, May 2012
  • B.S., Human Factors Psychology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, May 2008

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

  • Industrial & Systems Engineering Department: Graduate Research | Teaching Assistant
  • Transportation Institute: Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility Graduate Research Assistant
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension: 4H STEM Robotics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

  • Dr. Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program: Research Supervisor
  • Human Factors Department: Graduate Research | Teaching Assistant
  • Intercollegiate Track & Field: Performance & Technique Assistant Coach 
  • Computer Programming in VisualBasic for Engineers
  • Discrete Event Systems Modeling & Simulation
  • Occupational Biomechanics & Ergonomics
  • Research Analysis Psychology 

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  • Patrick, R. N. C., Jiang, S., Letowski, T., & McBride, M. (2018). Auditory Conduction Equal-Loudness (ACE): A perceptual method of comparing relative frequency response. Doctoral Dissertation. North Carolina A&T State University: Greensboro, NC.
  • Patrick, R. N., Veroneze, G., Benedict, B., & Jiang, S. (2015). Conduction Equivalency Ratios: An Open-Ear Regression Model of Air and Bone Conduction Equal-Loudness. IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings (p. 2549). Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).
  • Patrick, R., Kring, J., McBride, M., & Letowski, T. (2014). Bone Conduction Equal-Loudness: A Comparison of AC/BC Equal-Loudness Curves in an Open vs. Closed Ear Listening Environment. IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings (p. 2839). Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).
  • Patrick, R., Kring, J., McBride, M., & Letowski, T. (2012). Conduction equivalency ratios: A means for comparing the frequency response of bone and air conduction auditory displays. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 1356-1360). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • McBride, M., Tran, P., Letowski, T., & Patrick, R. (2011). The effect of bone conduction microphone locations on speech intelligibility and sound quality. Applied Ergonomics, 43(3), 495-502.
  • 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
  • Dr. Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, ERAU-DB: Outstanding Alumnus Mentor Award
  • NC A&T State University Graduate School: Title III Dissertation Fellow
  • NC A&T Industrial & Systems Engineering Dept.: Humanitarian, Research, & Teaching Awards
  • National Associate of Intercollegiate Athletics: Long Jump National Runner-up & All-American

Rafael Patrick

Rafael Patrick
Dr. Rafael Patrick
  • 540-231-2788
  • rncp@vt.edu
  • 516 Whittemore Hall
    (MC 0118)
    1185 Perry Street
    Blacksburg, VA . 24061