Michaël Wiertlewski

Dr. Ir. Michaël Wiertlewski is an assistant professor with the Cognitive Robotics (CoR) department within the 3mE faculty at TU Delft.

He earned his Ph.D. degree in 2011 from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (now Sorbonne Université) under the auspices of the Laboratoire d’Intégration des Systèmes et des Technologies of the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA-LIST) in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France. His doctoral thesis, received the recognition of the Eurohaptic Society PhD Award and the Best Thesis award from the Groupement de Recherche Robotique (GdR). In 2012, he joined the Neuroscience and Robotics (NxR) lab at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA  where he studied the physics of ultrasonic friction modulation. Before joining TU Delft, he was Research Scientist at CNRS with the Biorobotics group of the Aix-Marseille University. During this time, his team received the Best paper award from Eurohaptics 2014 and 2018 and he received the Early Career Award from the Technical Committee on Haptics in 2017.

His research interests include the design of surface haptics interfaces, physics of the skin-surface interaction, and the perception of tactual textures.