John R. LaCourse, Ph.D., CPE, CEES

Consultant (1980 to present)
Ergonomic Engineering

Academic Appointment (1980 to present)
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Hampshire
  • Chairman, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Hampshire
  • Director of UNH Biomedical Engineering Center, University of New Hampshire
  • Coordinator of the UNH Human Factors Research and Development Center, UNH
  • Over 50 Funded Research and/or Development Grants: NIH, SSA, Whitaker Foundation, NH-DVR, VA, Easter Seal Foundation, Commercial and Industrial, etc.
  • Over 200 Publications and Conference Proceedings

    Certified Professional Ergonomist (BCPE #83)
    Certified Ergonomic Evaluator Specialist, Roy Matheson and Associates

    Ph.D. Biological Engineering, June 1981, UCONN
    M.S. Biological Engineering (Electrical), June 1977, UCONN
    B.A. Biophysics (Major), Chemistry (Minor), June 1974, UCONN
    University of Connecticut (UCONN), Storrs, Connecticut

    Research Interest
    Biomedical/Biological Instrumentation; Physiological Modeling; Alternative Medicine; Ergonomic and Rehabilitation Engineering; Electro-surgery.

    Employment History
    January 2002 to present
    Ergonomic Technologies Corporation
    Corporate Ergonomics Consultant
    Waste Management, Inc.
    Houston, Texas

    November 1995 to present:
    Program Coordinator and Instructor
    Ergonomics Professional Residency Program
    Roy Matheson and Associates
    Keene, NH

    May 1995 to December 1997:
    Co-Director: Ergonomics Program
    Occupational Health Services
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Boston, MA

    Faculty Member, Depart. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. Hampshire
    Chairman, Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 1996 to present
    Professor of Electrical Engineering, June 1990 to present
    Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, June 1985 to May 1990
    Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, September 1980 to June 1985
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of New Hampshire

    July 1984 to present:
    Staff Consultant in Electrical Engineering\Electrosurgery
    Medical Research Service
    Veterans Administration Medical Center
    White River Junction, VT

    January 1980 to May 1980:
    Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

    Consultations - Expert Witness
    Banner and Witcoff, Chicago, IL, Electrosurgery, Patent
    Bossie, Keely, Hodes and Buckley, Manchester, NH, Ergonomics
    Devine, Millemet, Manchester, NH, Liability
    Galbraith and Booms, Detroit, Electrosurgery, Liability
    Invatronics, Portsmouth, NH, Electrosurgery, Patent Law
    McGovern, Noel and Benik, Providence, RI, Fire, Liability
    MCI, MicroWave Transmission, Product Development
    Megadyne Medical Prod, Inc. v. Aspen Lab, Inc., Salt Lake City, Electrosurgery, Patent
    MicroSurge, Electrosurgery, Product Development
    Pitman, Hooks, Marsh, Dutton and Hollis, Birmingham, AL, Electrosurgery, Liability
    Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau and Pachios, Portland, ME, Keyboard, Liability
    Ransmeier and Spellman, Concord, NH, Liability
    Robinson and Lawing, Winston-Salem, NC, Liability
    Sullivan and Gregg, Nashua, Electrocution, Liability
    Venable, Washington, DC, Electrosurgery, Patent
    William Ritchie, Manchester, NH, Patent
    Consultations: Ergonomic (* In-Charge Program Roll-out)
    Achusnet Rubber, New Bedford, MA
    AIRMAR Technologies, Inc., Milford, NH
    Avalon Health Associates, Worcester, MA
    Bailey Corporation, Seabrook, NH
    Bain and Company, Boston, MA
    Bangor-Hydro Electric Company, Bangor, ME*
    Batesville Casket Co., subsidiary of Hilderbrand Corp.*
  • Batesville Corporate, Batesville, Indiana, Nashua, NH, Campbellsville, Kentucky
    Bay State Health Systems, Springfield, MA
    Business Health Management, Hampton, NH
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Exeter, NH
    City of Portsmouth, Library, Portsmouth, NH
    City of Portsmouth, Tax Collectors Office, Portsmouth, NH
    Davidson Textron, Dover, NH
    Enercon, Gray, ME
    Ergonomic Health & Safety, Yarmouth, ME
    FOSS Manufacturing Co., Hampton, NH*
    General Electric, Somersworth, NH
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA*
    Heidelberg-Harris, Dover, NH
    Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Milford, NH
    Hospital Authority of China, Hong Kong
    Hussey Seating, Berwick, ME
    Hypertherm, Inc., Hanover, NH
    Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA
    Kingston-Warren Corporation, Newfields, NH
    Kollsman Industries, Nashua, NH
    KRL/Bantry, Manchester, NH
    Link: Performance and Recovery Systems, Portland, ME
    MacIntosh College, Dover, NH
    Maine Bureau of Safety, Augusta, Maine
    Medical Ergonomics Society, Yarmouth, ME
    MET-Disability, Atlanta, Georgia
    Mitsubishi, Normal, IL
    Monson Development Center for the Developmentally Disabled, Monson, MA
    Multipoint, Lowell, MA
    National Sea Products, Portsmouth, NH
    New Hampshire Safety Council
    NYNEX, New England Region*
    Occupational Health Research, Skowhegan, ME
    Occupational Health Solutions of New England, Portsmouth, NH
    Occupational Medicine Consulting, Hampton Falls, NH
    OSRAM-Sylvania (Manchester, NH, Exeter, NH, Ipswich, MA)*
    Prince of Wales Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Quadrant Health Strategies, Newton Center, MA
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    RE: Working, The Work Performance Center, Portsmouth, NH
    Reebock, MA
    Rehabilitation Consultants of America, Bedford, NH
    Roy Matheson and Associates, Keene, NH*
    San Joaquin Industrial Medicine, Bakersfield, CA
    Sprague Electric, Manchester, NH
    Teradyne Connection Systems, Nashua, NH
    Texaco Oil, Bakersfield, CA
    The Nashua Corporation, Nashua, NH
    Velcro USA, Manchester, NH
    Waste Management, Inc., Houston, TX*
    Watts Regulator, Franklin, NH*
    Webster Valve, Franklin, NH*
    Work-Rite, Nashua, NH

    2004 Ergonomic Technologies Corporation