• 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

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, PA, 10/2004

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
  • Rasouli, Mohammad, Weissbach, Robert, and Yeung, Deryck, "Introducing Advanced Control Methods to Undergraduates Using a State Space Model of a Synchronous Generator," Journal of Engineering Technology, pp. 16 – 29, Fall 2017
  • Weissbach, Robert S., Joseph W. Snyder, Edward R. Evans Jr, and James R. Carucci Jr. "Industrial Sponsor Perspective On Leveraging Capstone Design Projects To Enhance Their Business." American Journal of Engineering Education (AJEE) 8, no. 1 (2017): 13-22
  • Pflueger, R., Weissbach, R. and Gallagher, S., "Strengthening Technical Writing Knowledge Transfer through Targeted Study in a First-Year Composition Course," Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES), Dublin, IE, July 2015
  • Wang, W. L., Coulston, C., Weissbach, R., and Tang, M. H., "Connecting Supply and Demand Vertices with Fault Tolerance," International Journal of Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (IJCSEA), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1 – 15, 4/2013


Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Power Electronics, Engineering Education


Undergraduate Technical Writing with Peer Tutors, Estimating Energy Storage Needs