Markus's headshot
Email
mnemitz@wpi.edu
Office
Unity Hall room 272
Education
Postdoc – Harvard University, 2020
PhD, MSc – The University of Edinburgh, 2018
BEng – Bochum University of Applied Sciences, 2012

Dr. Markus Nemitz serves as an Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering at WPI and leads the Robotic Materials Group (RMG). He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 2018 and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard until 2020. Pushing towards his vision of rapidly designing robots and materializing them at points of impact, his research interests encompass 3D-printable robotics, real-time adaptive additive manufacturing, automated discovery processes for material systems, and integrated robot ecosystems. These ecosystems involve conventional aerial, ground, and underwater robots and aim to inject laboratory discoveries into real-world environments for search and rescue as well as environmental monitoring. Dr. Nemitz received an NSF CAREER award for his work on 3D-printable robots in 2023 and secured funding towards the implementation of robot ecosystems from NSF-RoseHub and the U.S. Army. He published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in journals, including Science Robotics, PNAS, and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.

3D Printing & Design Magazine
Navigating the New Normal: 3D-Printable Robots

3D Printing & Design, a Spanish-language magazine in Spain, has published an article written by robotics engineering professor Markus Nemitz on the work he leads to develop 3D printable soft robots for search and rescue.