Rob GorbetRob Gorbet, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Knowledge Integration

Cross-Appointed to Electrical & Computer Engineering

Contact information:

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 43489
Office: Environment 1 (EV1), room 214

Rob Gorbet is currently on sabbatical, Clarence Woudsma is the Interim Chair


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

Awards & 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 230, The Museum Course: Preparation and Field Trip
  • 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 & Chair, FIRST Robotics, 2002-present
  • Faculty Member, Shad Waterloo, 2008-2013
  • Program Director, Shad Waterloo, 2016-present