Rob Gorbet

Associate Professor
Department of Knowledge Integration

Cross-appointed to Electrical & Computer Engineering

Contact information:

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 43489
Office: Environment 1 (EV1), room 203


  • PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1997
  • MASc Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1994
  • BASc Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1992

Awards and recognition:

  • Collaborative installation work Hylozoic Ground chosen to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2010
  • Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence, 2003

Research interests:

Interfaces. Physical interfaces, interfaces between disciplines, interfaces between people. Interface design; interactive artworks; human interaction in collaboration, teaching, and learning.

Courses taught:

  • INTEG 320: The Museum Course: Research and Design
  • INTEG 321: The Museum Course: Practicum and Presentation
  • INTEG 375: Technology Art Studio

Outreach / enrichment education:

  • Judge, Regional Planning Chair & Board Member, FIRST Robotics Canada, 2002-present
  • Faculty Member, Shad Waterloo, 2008-2013
  • Program Director, Shad Waterloo, 2016-present