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David Gatchell

Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Clinical Professor

Clinical Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Clinical Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering


2133 Sheridan Road
Ford G319
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Segal Design Institute


Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA

A.B. in Physics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Research Interests

My research interests continue to focus on undergraduate engineering education, specifically the area of engineering design. I work with faculty within Mccormick and outside of Northwestern to develop in-class experiences for learning about global, societal, economic, and environmental factors and how they can be used to direct design decisions. I am also interested in undestanding how to best scaffold these experiences throughout the curriculum so that students graduate with the tools that they need to be globally minded engineers.