Craig Shultz (he/him/his)

Craig is a post doctoral researcher and Swartz Innovation Commercialization Fellow at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in the Future Interfaces Group. He specializes in interactive embedded systems and haptic actuation. His work has won 6 best paper awards and nominations at premiere ACM and IEEE venues and was recently featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.


Before CMU, Craig was the VP of Research and Development at Tanvas, where he developed novel electroadhesive touchscreens based on his pioneering PhD work in surface haptics at Northwestern University's Center for Robotics and Biosystems.


Craig is currently on the job market, pursuing a broad academic search. Click here for a current copy of his CV

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Award Winning Publications

TriboTouch: Micro-Patterned Surfaces for Low Latency Touchscreens

Best Paper Nomination (top 5% of papers)

Published at ACM CHI 2022

Mouth Haptics in VR using a Headset Ultrasound Phased Array

Best Paper (top 1% of papers)

Published at ACM CHI 2022

LRAir: Non-Contact Haptics Using Synthetic Jets

Best Paper (top of entire conference)

Published at IEEE Haptics Symposium 2022

The Application of Tactile, Audible, and Ultrasonic Forces to Human Fingertips Using Broadband Electroadhesion

Best Application Paper (top paper of the year)

Published in IEEE Transactions on Haptics 2018

Exploring Affective Communication Through Variable-Friction Surface Haptics

Best Paper Nomination (top 5% of papers)

Published at ACM CHI 2014