- Stretchable Electronics
- Soft Materials
- Multifunctional Composites
Dr. Markvicka is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. He directs the Smart Materials and Robotics Laboratory, and is broadly interested in research at the intersection of computer and material science to transform how materials physically interact with the human body and the world around us.
He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, while working in the Soft Machines Lab. Prior to arriving at CMU, he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, while working in the Robotics and Mechatronics Lab. He was a 2012 NSF graduate research fellow and has studied at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, and Honeybee Robotics.