Michaël Wiertlewski is an Assistant Professor at the Cognitive Robotics Department of the TU Delft in the Netherlands. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie under the auspices of the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA-LIST) in Fontenay- aux-Roses, France. In 2012, he joined the Neuroscience and Robotics (NxR) lab at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA where he studied the physics of ultrasonic friction modulation. From 2015 to 2019, he was CNRS Chargé de Recherche at Aix-Marseille university. He received the Early Career Award from the Technical Committee on Haptics in 2017. His main research interests include the design of tactile interfaces, the physics of skin/surface interaction, and tactile perception.