Sean Follmer Alumni

Sean Follmer

Sean Follmer is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in the ME Design Group. His Research in Human Computer Interaction explores the design of novel tactile physical interfaces. He teaches in the Stanford Program in Design.

Dr. Follmer received a PhD and a Masters from the MIT Media Lab in 2015 and 2011 (respectively) for his work in human-computer interaction, in the Tangible Media Group with Prof. Ishii. Sean is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, as well as previous funding awards from Nokia Research. He holds a BS in Engineering, Product Design from Stanford University. His research has been presented at ACM CHI, UIST, CSCW, IDC, NIME, SIGACESS, and the Maker Faire. He has received numerous awards for his research and design work such as Best Paper Awards and nominations from premier conferences in human-computer interaction (ACM UIST and CHI conferences), Fast Company Innovation By Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, and a Laval Virtual Award.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense