Dr. Colten Fales graduated with his Ph.D. in the Department of industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University in 2021. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering in 2015 and 2016, respectively. His current research includes biomechanics of complex loading systems, risk assessment tools and modeling. He also has background in physical performance and cognitive perception, and human performance evaluation in extreme environments, hand tool evaluation, usability testing, and trunk lifting kinematics.