Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Robert Weissbach

  • Chair, Department of Engineering Technology
  • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology
Robert Weissbach

ET 201
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  • Arizona State University, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D., 08/1998
  • RPI-Hartford Graduate Center, Electrical Engineering, MA/MS, 08/1990
  • University of Florida, Electrical Engineering, BA/BS, 12/1987

Professional Experience

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering, Penn State Behrend, 8/1998 - 8/2016
  • Teaching & Research Assistant, Arizona State University, 8/1994 - 8/1998
  • Engineer/Senior Engineer, General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, 7/1988 - 7/1994
  • Test/Quality/Software Engineer, IBM Corporation (co-op), 1/1986 - 5/1987

Selected Publications

  • Pflueger, R., Weissbach, R. and Gallagher, S., “Strengthening Technical Writing Knowledge Transfer through Targeted Study in a First-Year Composition Course,” Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES), Dublin, IE, 7/2015
  • Weissbach, R., Wang, W. L., Hodge, B. M., Tang, M. H., and Sonnenmeier, J., “Generation of Simulated Wind Data Using an Intelligent Algorithm,” IEEE North American Power Symposium, Paper #1064, Pullman, WA, 9/2014
  • Weissbach, R., and Pflueger, R., "Use of Student Tutors to Improve Engineering Technology Student Written Communication Skills," Proceedings of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, Paper #5837, 6/2013
  • Weissbach, R. and King, J., “Estimating Energy Costs Using a Markov Model for a Midwest Off-Grid Residence,” Paper #16, Proceedings of the 5th Annual GreenTech Conference, Denver CO, 4/2013
  • Wang, W. L., Coulston, C., Weissbach, R., and Tang, M. H., “Connecting Supply and Demand Vertices with Fault Tolerance,” International Journal of Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (IJCSEA), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1 – 15, 2/2013


Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Power Electronics, Engineering Education


Undergraduate Technical Writing with Peer Tutors, Estimating Energy Storage Needs