Dr. Marc Herniter specializes in analog electronics, power electronics and automotive systems and has taught an introductory-level, model-based systems design course in China. He has served as an expert witness on several high profile cases involving Porsche Cars North America, Texas Instruments and Samsung Electronics. Dr. Herniter advises Rose-Hulman’s NXP Cup Model-Based Design club, and has implementeda high school autonomous vehicle competition, where students program a microcontroller to autonomously follow a random track. Students learn the design process, microcontrollers, programming and image recognition.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1989
  • BSEE, Boston University, 1983
  • BA, Boston University, 1983

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor, ChallengeX Advanced Automotive Vehicle Competition


  • Herniter, M. E., "Autonomous Vehicle Control, Modeling, and Design: An Introduction to the Design Process Used to Realize the Complex Systems of the Future,"2016
  • Herniter, M. E., "Instrumentation and Microcontrollers using Automatic Code Generation (Arduino Mega Version),"2015
  • Herniter, M. E., "Instrumentation and Microcontrollers using Automatic Code Generation (Freescale KL25Z Version),"2015
  • Herniter, M. E. and Chambers, Z., "Introduction to Model-Based System Design," 2014
  • Chambers, Z. and Herniter, M. E., "Advanced Model-Based System Design,"2014

Research Experiences

  • Analog electronic systems
  • Hybrid electric vehicle systems
  • Switching power supplies (high and low power)
  • High voltage instrumentation 
  • Alternative energy systems (inverters and chargers)
  • Thermionic cathodes
  • Electron gun design
  • High temperature heating systems
  • System simulation with SPICE and MATLAB
  • Model based design

Teaching Interests

  • Analog electronics
  • Power electronics
  • Automotive systems
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