Craig Christensen, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Engineering

Phone: 617-573-8676
Fax: 617-367-5063
Office: Ridgeway Building, Room 300






  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Robotics



Associate Professor, Suffolk University  2000-present 
Summer Instructor, Brown University  2004-present 
Assistant Professor, Merrimack College  1995-2000 
Lincoln Lab, M.I.T.  1985-1995 
Recitation Instructor, M.I.T.  1984 
Teaching Assistant, M.I.T.  1979-1984 




Photonic Systems, Inc.  2001-2004 
American Power Conservation  2000-2001 
Polaroid Corp.  1998-2000 
Compaq Corp.*  1997-1998 
Scientific Atlanta*  1997 
Gandalf Corp.*  1996-1997 
Teradyne Corp.*  1995-1996 


*work coordinated through Kalman Saffran Associates


  1. "Impact of Dither Harmonics on Bias Controller Accuracy”, submitted for consideration by IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement; August 2006.
  2. “Applications Note: Modulator Bias Controllers” for Photonic Systems, Inc. Burlington, MA. February 2004.
  3. “Powerline Transceiver System Using a Phase-Locked Loop for 5.0 Mhz On/Off Carrier Signal Detection” for American Power Conversion, Littleton, MA. December 2000.
  4. “Attracting Undecided Majors into the Engineering Field” ASEE Conference, Lowell, MA. April 2000.
  5. SPARC CPU-54 Memory Subsystem Timing Simulation” for Force Computers, Germany. March 2000.
  6. Electronic Deblocker Controllers Reference Manual” for Polaroid Corporation. June 1999.

Professional Activities

  • Faculty Advisor to IEEE student chapter, 2000-present
  • Micro-Mouse Advisor: Top 2 places, 2001 and 2004; hosted in 2002; 3rd place in 2005; 2nd and 3rd place 2006.
  • 3-Wheel Race Car: Top 3 places 2001, 2002, 2003; hosted in 2002, 2003.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Engineering Design

Introduction to Digital Electronics (& lab)

Electronic Devices I (& lab) (analog circuits)

Electronic Devices II (& lab)

Electronic Devices III (& lab)

Circuit Theory I (& lab)

Communication Systems (& lab)

Senior Project

Pic MicroControllers (as part of Embedded MicroProcessors Course)

Freshman Seminar: Harnessing the Giant - Our World of Energy