• Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 08/1998
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, RPI-Hartford Graduate Center, 08/1990
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Florida, 12/1987

Professional Experience

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering, Penn State Behrend, 8/1998 - 6/2016
  • 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

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient of the Frederick J. Berger award, ASEE, 2021

Selected Publications

  • Weissbach, R. and Pflueger, R., "Collaborating with Writing Centers on Interdisciplinary Peer Tutor Training to Improve Writing Support for Engineering Students," IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 206 – 220, June 2018
  • Vance, David, Ali Razban, Peter Schubert, and Robert Weissbach. "Investigation into Sizing Photovoltaic with Energy Storage for Off-Grid Transactive Scenarios." Energies 14, no. 4 (2021): 1062.
  • Akbari, Rasoul, Afshin Izadian, and Robert S. Weissbach. "Quasi self-excited DFIG-based wind energy conversion system." IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 57, no. 3 (2021): 2816-2824.
  • Pflueger, Ruth, Jonathan Meckley, Robert Weissbach, and Corinne Renguette. "Training writing tutors to improve their support for engineering students’ technical reports." In 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), pp. 1-7. IEEE, 2019.
  • Rasouli, Mohammad, Robert Weissbach, and Deryck Yeung. "Introducing Advanced Control Methods to Undergraduates Using a State Space Model of a Synchronous Generator." Journal of Engineering Technology 34, no. 2 (2017): 16-29.


Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Power Electronics, Engineering Education


Undergraduate Technical Writing with Peer Tutors, Estimating Energy Storage Needs