Michael A. Peshkin

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence

2145 Sheridan Road

Tech B288

Evanston, IL 60208-3109

(847) 491-4630
peshkin( at )northwestern.edu


Ph.D. Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1987

M.S. Experimental Solid State Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1984

B.A. Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1979

Research Interests

Robotics, surface haptics, human-machine interface, bioinspired electrosense, sensors and actuators.

In the Classroom

Professor Peshkin has been appointed Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, an all-University award.

Recently, he has been teaching and developing the innovative course Electronics Design, in which students learn to design and debug circuits using a portable "workbench in a backpack" in place of the traditional fixed labs. Earlier, he created the course Engineering Analysis 3: System Dynamics, which is taken by almost all first-year students in the school of engineering. EA3 is part of Northwestern's signature Engineering First curriculum, which engages undergraduate students in the concepts and experience of engineering from the beginning of freshman year. He also teaches a Mechatronics Projects course, and offers walk-in assistance to many students and teams doing mechatronics-related indepenedent projects.

Selected Publications


Department of Mechanical Engineering

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