Dr. Christopher Reid, Ph.D.

Human Factors & Ergonomics Engineer


Dr. Chris Reid is a Human Factors & Ergonomics (HFE) Associate Technical Fellow for Boeing’s Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) organization in Charleston, SC. He is the EHS portfolio manager of wearable technology (e.g., exoskeletons, mixed reality, and wearable sensing and computing systems). Prior to Boeing, Dr. Reid worked for Lockheed Martin on astronaut spacesuit assessment as a Human Factors & Ergonomics Discipline Lead at NASA and as a Human Factors Engineer for the US Army assessing Warfighter personal protective equipment. Outside of Boeing, he is a member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society Executive Council as the 2020 President-Elect, advises on ergonomics as a Delegates Committee member for the National Safety Council’s Board of Directors, sits on the Editorial Boards for the Augmented Human Research and Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Sciences Journals, is a 2019-2020 Special Issue Editor for the Human Factors Journal, Chair of the Annual ErgoX International Symposium, and Chair of the HFE Subcommittee for ASTM F48 standards on Exoskeletons. He is a recipient of both the 2018 Rising Star Award from the National Safety Council and the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Award. He graduated from the University of Central Florida, with degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology (BS) and Industrial Engineering (MS and PhD).