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 serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems for Fault Tolerant 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