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Mark Sivak

Mark is joint faculty between the College of Arts, Media, and Design and the College of Engineering. He is a triple Husky from Northeastern (BS in ME in 2007, MS in ME in 2009, and PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering in 2012). He teaches design and technology courses in both colleges and his research interests include experience and product design for AR/VR, 3D printing, health, and education. He also oversees the 3D Printing Studio in the Snell Library.


  • 04/2016 Best Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Project, Triton, RISE 2016, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 03/2014 Best Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Project, WeTeam, RISE 2014, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 03/2014 Finalist for Best Undergraduate Project in CCIS, Eternal Conflict, RISE 2014, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 03/2013 Finalist for Best Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Project, Teleforce, RISE 2013, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 03/2012 Best Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Project, Squid, RISE 2012, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 03/2012 Entrepreneurship Award, Squid, RISE 2012, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 04/2010 Best Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Project ATLAS-BR, Northeastern Research Expo, Northeastern University, Boston, MA


Art + Design, Center for Design


  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Engineering, Northeastern University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University

Research Focus

  • Experience Design
  • Product/App Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Games for Health/Education

Courses Taught

  • ARTG1255 Design Process Context and Systems
  • ARTG3465 Experience Design 1 Abroad
  • ARTG2260 Programming Basics
  • ARTG3250 Physical Computing
  • ARTG4700 Interaction Team Degree Project 1
  • ARTG4701 Interaction Team Degree Project 2
  • GE1501 Engineering Cornerstone 1
  • GE1502 Engineering Cornerstone 2
  • GE5030 Iterative Product Prototyping

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