Mark W. Mueller

Portrait of Mark Mueller, photo by Brittany Hosea-Small

Mark W. Mueller joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Berkeley in August 2016. He received a bachelors degree from the University of Pretoria; followed by a masters (2011) and doctorate (2015) from the ETH Zurich, all in Mechanical Engineering. Mark heads the High Performance Robotics Laboratory, with a research focus on the design, dynamics, and control of autonomous aerial systems.

Mark received the 2016 George Giralt PhD award for the best robotics-related PhD thesis defended during the year 2015 at a European PhD-awarding institution; the 2011 Jacob Ackeret prize from the Swiss Association of Aeronautical Sciences for his Masters Thesis; and an award for the best final year project for his bachelors thesis in 2008.

He is organizer of the Bay Area Robotics Symposium; serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and Unmanned Systems.


University of California, Berkeley
Mechanical Engineering Department
5136 Etcheverry Hall, #1740
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
Office: +1 510-642-3270


2008: BEng (mechanical engineering), University of Pretoria
2011: MSc (mechanical engineering), ETH Zurich
2015: DrSc (mechanical engineering), ETH Zurich