Chief of Aviation Human Factors
Maura Lohrenz, chief of Volpe’s Aviation Human Factors Division, has over 15 years of experience in human factors and human-system interaction, specializing in flight deck displays, mission planning systems, and tactical decision aids.
Before joining Volpe in 2011, Lohrenz worked at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for 25 years, most recently as manager of the Geospatial Human-Computer Interaction section. She directed and conducted human factors research related to military aircraft mission planning, cockpit moving-map display design, visual search, target detection, and change detection.
Lohrenz has authored or co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and holds 7 patents related to her work. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology (minor in anthropology) from Middlebury College and a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics (emphasis on humans and automation) from MIT.