Michael Gustafson

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Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Gustafson received a B.S.E. in 1993 from Duke University, majoring in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. He continued on at Duke to earn his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (1999) in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. He received his appointment as Assistant Professor of the Practice of Electrical & Computer Engineering in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor of the Practice in 2009. Previously, he has served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and as Lecturing Fellow and Assistant Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, both at Duke.

Professor Gustafson's primary focus is on undergraduate curriculum and laboratory development. He is responsible for the first-year Computational Methods in Engineering (EGR 53L) course required for all Pratt students, but has also taught fifteen other courses totaling nearly 50 course offerings and over 2500 students. He previously served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy as a Naval Reservist, and is authorized to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), the National Defense Service Medal (two awards), and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: 110 Science Drive, Teer Building Box 90271, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5354
  • Email Address: mrg@duke.edu
  • Web Page:
Education:

    Specialties:

    Education, Engineering
    Electronic Circuit Assembly and Testing
    Electronic Devices

    Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

    • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards)
    • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Tau Beta Pi
    • William Griffith University Service Award, Duke University, 1999
    • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, April, 2005

    Courses Taught:
    • COMPSCI 309S: Computer Science Education Research Seminar
    • COMPSCI 309S: Problem Solving Seminar
    • ECE 110L9: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Lab
    • ECE 110L: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • ECE 280L9: Signals and Systems - Lab
    • ECE 280L: Introduction to Signals and Systems
    • ECE 781: Linear Control Systems
    • EGR 103L9: Computational Methods in Engineering (Lab)
    • EGR 103L: Computational Methods in Engineering
    • EGR 190: Special Topics in Engineering
    • EGR 224L: Electrical Fundamentals of Mechatronics
    • ME 344L: Control of Dynamic Systems

    Representative Publications: (More Publications)
      • Huettel, LG; II, MRG; Nadeau, JC; Schaad, D; Barger, MM; Linnenbrink-Garcia, L, A grand challenge-based framework for contextual learning in engineering, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (2013) [abs].
      • Ybarra, GA; Collins, LM; Huettel, LG; Coonley, KD; Massoud, HZ; Board, JA; Cummer, SA; Choudhury, RR; Gustafson, MR; Jokerst, NM; Brooke, MA; Willett, RM; Kim, J; Absher, MS, Integrated sensing and information processing theme-based redesign of the undergraduate electrical and computer engineering curriculum at Duke University, Advances in Engineering Education, vol 2 no. 4 (2010) [abs].
      • Gustafson, M; Simmons, R; Simmons, WN; Ehrenfried, M; Laursen, T, A hands-on approach to computational methods in engineering, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (2009) [abs].
      • Ybarra, GA; Collins, LM; Huettel, LG; Massoud, HZ; Board, JA; Brooke, M; Jokerst, NM; Choudhury, RR; Gustafson, MR; Willett, RM; Coonley, K, Integrating sensing and information processing in an electrical and computer engineering undergraduate curriculum, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE (2009) [10.1109/FIE.2009.5350770] [abs].
      • Huettel, LG; Brown, AS; Coonley, KD; Gustafson, MR; Kim, J; Ybarra, GA; Collins, LM, Fundamentals of ECE: A rigorous, integrated introduction to electrical and computer engineering, IEEE Transactions on Education, vol 50 no. 3 (2007), pp. 174-181 [10.1109/TE.2007.900020] [abs].