Joshua M. Peschel

Research Assistant Professor

222-B Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory

205 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: 
(217) 419-2571

Joshua Peschel holds a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering (2001), M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (2004), and Ph.D. in Computer Science (2012), all from Texas A&M University. His honors include being a recipient of the Texas Water Resources Institute W.G. Mills Fellowship and the Montgomery Endowed Fellowship Prize. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, Dr. Peschel worked for three years as an engineering consultant in Mexico and China on environmental and water resources problems for large agricultural operations.

Research Overview: 

Dr. Peschel has taught courses in soil and water engineering, geographical information systems and robotics. His current research interests are in human-computer interaction and human-robot interaction for civil and environmental engineering systems; specifically he is focused on understanding how human factors can be leveraged to support adoption of emerging technologies such as unmanned systems and intelligent user interfaces for long-term resilience in cities.