Manuel Meza-Arroyo

Manuel Meza-Arroyo, Ph.D., P.E., CHFP

Senior Managing Consultant

Dr. Manuel Meza has significant experience in the field of human factors and ergonomics. He specializes in human perception and attention, eye movement behavior during collision detection, lighting and visual conspicuity, human learning and performance, and the effects of aging on visual perception and attention. He also has significant experience developing psychophysical experiments, experimental designs, and advanced statistical analyses. He has presented his findings in a variety of scientific journals and international forums. Dr. Meza speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


  • Final Report: Phase IV of Compliance Testing for Locomotive LED Headlights and Auxiliary Lights, U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Railroad Administration. Office of Railroad Policy and Development Office of Research and Development Washington, April 2021
  • Enhancing Contrast-Sensitivity Charts for Validating Visual Representations of Low-Illumination Scenes, SAE 2019 World Congress & Exhibition, April 2019
  • The Kinematic Analysis of Occupant Excursions and Accelerations During Staged Low Speed Far-Side Lateral Vehicle-to-Vehicle Impacts, SAE 2019 World Congress & Exhibition, April 2019
  • Head Acceleration Measurements During Vehicle Driving Tasks and Lateral Impacts Relative to Head Accelerations During Activities Of Daily Living, Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, April 2019
  • Comparative Lumbar Spine Acceleration Data During Activities of Daily Living, Tasks of Daily Driving, and Low Speed Lateral Vehicle Impacts, Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, April 2019
  • Continuous Response Monitoring of Relative Time-to-Contact Judgments: Does Effective Information Change During an Approach Event?, Ecological Psychology, February 2016
  • Analysis of Eye Movements and Collision Judgments in Younger and Older Observers for the Development of a Reinforcement Learning, Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, January 2015
  • The effect of music genres on oxygen uptake during a cycling exercise, Proceedings of 2011 Texas Regional Human Factors & Ergonomics Conference, January 2011
  • Comparisons of Visual Performance and Useful Field of View among Drivers in a Simulator, Thesis, Texas Tech University, January 2009
  • Useful Field of View of Aging Drivers as a Design Tool for In-Vehicle Visual Aids, HFES 53rd Annual Meeting, October 2009
  • Analysis of Visual Attention and Useful Field of View among Experienced, Inexperienced and Older Drivers, Paper presented at the 17th World Congress on Ergonomics, IEA, August 2009
  • See CV for further publications

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