Dr. Peter Meckl
Faculty Advisor


Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, Faculty Advisor to Purdue Student Pug-wash 

Peter H. Meckl obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1988. He joined the faculty in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue Uni-versity in 1988. Dr. Meckl’s research interests are primarily in dynamics and control of machines, with emphasis on vibration reduction and motion control. His teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in systems model-ing, measurement systems, and control, and graduate courses in advanced control design, and microprocessor control. 

Dr. Meckl was selected as an NEC Faculty Fellow from 1990 to 1992. He received the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for outstanding teaching in 2000. He spent a semester in the Institute of Measurement and Control Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in spring 2005, teaching undergraduate control courses and developing a new course in autonomous vehicle control.