Robert Nickl


Robert W. Nickl

Ph.D. Candidate
Biomedical Engineering

Email: [email protected]
Office: Hackerman 137C

Research Interests

  • Sensorimotor control and estimation in rhythmic movements
  • Neurophysiology of timing-based behaviors

Academic History

  • BSEE Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude), University of Pittsburgh
    • Minor:  Bioengineering
  • BA German (summa cum laude), University of Pittsburgh


Refereed Conference Papers and Abstracts

Nickl, R.W., and Cowan, N.J. Proportional—integral control in paddle juggling. In Dynamic Walking 2016.

Nickl, R.W., Ankarali, M.M., and Cowan, N.J. Sensory Weighting in a Rhythmic Ball Bouncing Task. In Dynamic Walking 2015.

Campbell, B.R. and Nickl, R.W. The Impact of STEM Enrichment Opportunities on Secondary School Students. 4th First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference. August 9-10, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA

Articles and Other Publications

Nickl, R.W. The medial premotor cortex as a bridge from internal timekeeping to action. J Neurosci 37(37): 8860-8862, 2017

*Madhav, M.S. and *Nickl, R.W. Mimicry or scrutiny? Striking a partnership between engineering design and biological research. IEEE Potentials, March/April 2015. (*Co-first authors)