Last Updated on 20 November 2023

Shane Oberloier – Curriculum Vitae

Personal Profile

I combine open-source robotics, embedded systems, and computational intelligence to automate scientific experimentation and prototyping in a broad range of fields. I also build sincere relationships with students and constantly seek to improve teaching through engagement and relatability.


  • Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
    Ph.D., Electrical Engineering (2021)
    Thesis: Open Source TIG-Based Metal 3D-Printing (Advisor: Joshua M. Pearce)
    M.S., Electrical Engineering (2018)
  • Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI
    B.S., Electrical Engineering (2016)

Professional Experience

  • Commissioning Editor, HardwareX, Elsevier (2021 – 2022) Performing an ongoing literature review and sending APC waivers to relevant authors
  • Managing Editor, HardwareX, Elsevier (2019 – 2022) Reviewing incoming manuscripts for content and format. Provided authors with feedback.
  • Research Assistant, Michigan Technological University, Department of ECE (2017 – 2021) Developing novel additive-manufacturing systems. Creating open-source hardware and software for diverse measurement applications.
  • Research Assistant, Saginaw Valley State University, Department of ECE (2014 – 2016) Design and construction of experimental power electronics. Manufacturing of novel circuit board prototyping machinery.
  • Engineering Co-Op, Wineman Technology Incorporated (2012 – 2016) Designing electrical control systems for industrial test stands. Designing circuitry for signal conditioning. Machine assembly and troubleshooting.
  • Lab Assistant, Saginaw Valley State University, Department of Chemistry (2012 – 2016) Preparing laboratory experiments and assisting with day-to-day department operation. Repairing and calibrating lab instruments.

Consulting Experience

  • Consulting Electrical Engineer, Blue Line Sports (2023) Developing high accuracy training equipment for hockey.
  • Consulting Electrical Engineer, University of Maryland (2018) Calibrating, troubleshooting an advanced additive manufacturing system for heat exchangers.
  • Consulting Electrical Engineer, Interactive Aerial (2016 – 2017) Design of power electronics and embedded control systems for UAVs in GPS declined areas.

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Michigan Technological University, Department of ECE (2021 – Present)
    • EE2180: Introduction to Robotics
    • EE2174: Digital Logic
    • EE3171: Microcontroller Applications
    • EE3280: Robot Operating Systems
    • EE4777: Open Source 3D-Printing
    • EE5777: Advanced Open Source 3D-Printing
  • Graduate Teaching Instructor, Michigan Technological University, Department of ECE (2018 – 2021)
    • EE2180: Introduction to Robotics
      • EE2180L: Introduction to Robotics Lab
      • EE2174: Digital Logic
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Michigan Technological University, Department of ECE (2016 – 2017)
    • EE2174L: Digital Logic Lab
    • EE3173L: Hardware Software Integration Lab
    • EE2112L: Electric Circuits II Lab


  • ETOM Certified (2019)
  • FANUC Robotics Programming (2018)

Volunteer Experience

  • Co-Founder and Program Coordinator, Superior Fab Lab 501 (c)3 (2018 – Present)
  • Workshop Instructor, Open Source Ecology (2018)
  • Engineering Contributor, Open Source Ecology (2017 -2018)
  • Dungeon and Dragons Coordinator, Geek U.P. Comic Convention (2017 – Present)
  • Workshop Instructor / Developer, Saginaw Valley State University IEEE Branch (2016)
  • Cardinal Formula Racing Engineer, Saginaw Valley State University (2012 – 2016)

Professional Memberships

  • Open Source Hardware Association (2023 – Present)
  • FSAE Member (2012 – 2016)
  • IEEE Member (2015 – 2016)


  • Oliver and Mary Winn Endowed Fellowship, MTU (2021)
  • Earl R. and Ellanette F. Lind Memorial Endowed Fellowship, MTU (2019)

Awards & Honors

  • HKN Professor of the Year, MTU (2021)
  • Outstanding Scholarship Award, MTU (2021)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, MTU (2018, 2020)
  • Jim Wineman Scholarship, SVSU (2016)
  • Robert J. Black Scholarship, SVSU (2016)
  • IEEE Endowed Engineering Scholarship, SVSU (2015)
  • Cardinal Scholarship, SVSU (2011 – 2012)


  • Portage Lake Youth Fund, awarded to Superior Fab Lab ($500) (2022)

Conference Presentations

  • “Computers are Doing your Homework”, UP Teaching & Learning Conference (2023)

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Oberloier, S., Whisman, N. G., Hafting, F., & Pearce, J. M. (2023). Open source framework for a Broadly Expandable and Reconfigurable data acquisition and automation device (BREAD). HardwareX, 15, e00467.
  2. Bihari, N., Rauha, I., Marin, G., Ekstrum, C., Mayville, P., Oberloier, S., … & Pearce, J. (2023). Mechanism of Imperfect Atomic Layer Deposition in Porous Materials. In Album of Porous Media: Structure and Dynamics (pp. 19-19). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  3. Oberloier, S., Holmes, W. J., Reich, L. A., & Pearce, J. M. (2022). Particle Swarm Optimization of Printing Parameters for Open-source TIG-based Metal 3D Printing. Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering: Additive Manufacturing Frontiers, 1(4), 100050.
  4. Oberloier, S., Whisman, N. G., & Pearce, J. M. (2022). Finding Ideal Parameters for Recycled Material Fused Particle Fabrication-Based 3D Printing Using an Open Source Software Implementation of Particle Swarm Optimization. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.
  5. S. Oberloier, J. M. Pearce, “Low Cost IoT Home Energy Monitors for Anonymized Aggregate Data Collection.” Forthcoming submission to MDPI Sensors
  6. S. Oberloier, A. Pringle, J. M. Pearce, “Open Source Automated Coil Winder and Parametric 3-D Printing for Custom Low-Cost Electromagnetics Devices”. Submitted to IEEE Transactions in Magnetics
  7. Oberloier, S., N. Gallup, and J. M. Pearce. “Overcoming supply disruptions during pandemics by utilizing found hardware for open source gentle ventilation.” HardwareX 11 (2022): e00255.
  8. A. M. Pringle, S. Oberloier, A. L. Petsiuk, P. G. Sanders, and J. M. Pearce, “Open Source Arc Analyzer: Multi-Sensor Monitoring of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing,” HardwareX, p. e00137, Sep. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.ohx.2020.e00137.
  9. A. Petsiuk, N. G. Tanikella, S. Dertinger, A. Pringle, S. Oberloier, and J. M. Pearce, “Partially RepRapable automated open source bag valve mask-based ventilator,” HardwareX, vol. 8, p. e00131, Oct. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.ohx.2020.e00131.
  10. N. Bihari et al., “Vacuum outgassing characteristics of unpigmented 3D printed polymers coated with atomic layer deposited alumina,” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, vol. 38, no. 5, p. 053204, Aug. 2020, doi: 10.1116/6.0000178.
  11. N. Gallup, A. M. Pringle, S. Oberloier, N. G. Tanikella, and J. M. Pearce, “Parametric Nasopharyngeal Swab for Sampling COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Viruses: Open Source Design, SLA 3-D Printing and UV Curing System,” May 2020, doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0310.v1.
  12. A. Ravindran et al., “Open Source Waste Plastic Granulator,” Technologies, vol. 7, no. 4, p. 74, Dec. 2019, doi: 10.3390/technologies7040074.
  13. S. Oberloier and J. M. Pearce, “Open source low-cost power monitoring system,” HardwareX, vol. 4, p. e00044, Oct. 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.ohx.2018.e00044.
  14. S. Oberloier and J. M. Pearce, “Belt-Driven Open Source Circuit Mill Using Low-Cost 3-D Printer Components,” Inventions, vol. 3, no. 3, p. 64, Sep. 2018, doi: 10.3390/inventions3030064.
  15. S. Oberloier and J. M. Pearce, “General Design Procedure for Free and Open-Source Hardware for Scientific Equipment,” Designs, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 2, Mar. 2018, doi: 10.3390/designs2010002.
  16. H. Chandra, S. W. Allen, S. W. Oberloier, N. Bihari, J. Gwamuri, and J. M. Pearce, “Open-Source Automated Mapping Four-Point Probe,” Materials, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 110, Feb. 2017, doi: 10.3390/ma10020110.
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