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About Me

I am a faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. I was also an undergraduate there, earning a BSE, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and completing the departmental requirements for a BSE in Electrical Engineering.

Name Pronunciation

The way my family pronounces it, "Michael Gustafson" sounds like "MY-kull GUST-of-sun." Like gust of wind. Without the wind. Apparently the IPA version is /ˈmaɪkəl ˈɡʌstʌvsʌn/. Not sure that helps, really...

Current Courses

For the Spring 2017 semester I am teaching the following courses:

  • EGR 103: Computational Methods in Engineering
  • ECE 280: Signals and Systems
  • EGR 224: Electrical Fundamentals of Mechatronics


Lots. This whole site, for example... And:


Templates Started

None here as yet. Let me know if you have any suggestions for new templates or changes to the above on my Discussion page.

Grand Challenges for Engineering Articles

Among others, I posted the following articles to the Grand Challenges for Engineering page:


I borrowed / stole...well - it's all GFDL so, copied my signature (as of 8/5/06) from a user on Wikipedia with a handle of aeropagitica. Thank You! Here's the code, for the truly bored:

<div></div><span style="border:1px solid #00a;padding:1px;">[[User:DukeEgr93|<font style="color:#ddd;background:#00a;">''' DukeEgr93 '''</font>]]  [[User_Talk:DukeEgr93|<font style="color:#00a;background:#fff;">'''T'''</font>]] / [[Special:Contributions/DukeEgr93|<font style="color:#00a;background:#fff;">'''C'''</font>]] </span>
 DukeEgr93   T / C  23:02, 5 August 2006 (MDT)
Edit - I have opted for the standard signature on here, since it takes up so much less room... DukeEgr93 21:55, 23 June 2008 (UTC)