Carnegie Mellon University

Tom Zajdel

Tom Zajdel

Assistant Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • HH A210
Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Tom Zajdel is an Assistant Teaching Professor in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Tom is broadly interested in how students become motivated to study electronics and engineering. He has taught circuits, amateur radio, introductory mechanics, technical writing, and engineering design. His technical background is in fabricating bioelectronic interfaces for biosensing and medical applications.

Just before joining CMU, Tom was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University, working on electrical sheep-herding of biological tissues. Prior to that, he completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of California Berkeley and his BS in ECE at The Ohio State University. He first discovered the excitement of teaching as an undergraduate TA with tOSU's first-year engineering program, and he has been engaged with curriculum development and teaching projects ever since.


Ph.D., 2018
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California Berkeley

B.S., 2012
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Ohio State University



  • Bioelectronics
  • Engineering education