Jon Erickson Associate Professor of Physics and Engineering

Jon Erickson

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Website - Curriculum Vitae

Jon Erickson teaches courses in circuits, electronics, signal processing, bioinspired and engineering design. He is interested in interdisciplinary research problems at the interface of engineering, physics, and biology. Jon also serves as the faculty adviser for the Engineering Community Development student club.


Ph.D. in Bioengineering - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA
M.S. in Aeronautics - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA
B.S. in Physics - Harvey Mudd College, Claremont CA


Signal processing and biomedical electronics instrumentation for non-invasive detection of gastrointestinal electrical activity patterns; neural-electric interfaces for biorobotics.


ENGN/PHYS 207 – Electrical Circuits
ENGN/PHYS 208 – Electronics
ENGN/PHYS 225 - Math Methods for Physics and Engineering
ENGN/BIOL 267 – Bioengineering and Bioinspired Design
ENGN 379 – Capstone Design
ENGN 395 – Applied Signal Processing
PHYS/MUS 102 – Physics of Music
ENGN/PHYS 421/422/423 – Directed Individual Research
ENGN/PHYS 493 – Honors Thesis

Selected Publications

Erickson J, Bruce L*, Taylor A*, Higgins C*, Richman J*, Wells C, and O’Grady G. (2019) Electrocolonography: Non-invasive detection of colonic cyclic motor activity from multielectrode body surface recordings, IEEE Trans. Biomed. Engn.; 67(6): 1628 -1637. [doi: 10.1109/TBME.2019.2941851]

Erickson J, Hayes J*, Bustamanate M*, Joshi R*, Rwagaju A*, Paskaranandavadivel N, and Angeli TR. (2018) Intsy: a low-cost, open-source, wirelessly multi-channel bioamplifier system, Physiol. Meas.; 39: 035008. [doi: 10.1088/1361-6579/aaad51]

O’Grady G, Angeli TR, Paskaranandavadivel N, Erickson J, Wells C, Gharibans AA, Cheng LK, and Du P. (2018) Methods for high-resolution electrical mapping in the gastrointestinal tract, IEEE Rev. Biomed. Engn.; 12: 287-302 [doi: 10.1109/RBME.2018.2867555]

Erickson J, Putney J*, Hilbert D*, O’Grady G, Cheng LK, and Angeli TR. (2016) Iterative Covariance-based Removal of Time-Synchronous Artifacts: Application to Gastrointestinal Electrical Recordings, IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng. 63(11): 2262-2272. [doi: 10.1109/TBME.2016.2521764]

Erickson J, Bustamante M*, Herrera M*, Shingiro A*, and Bowen T*. (2015) Effective Stimulus Parameters for Directed Locomotion in Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Biobot. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134348 [doi: 10.137/journal.pone.0134348]
* denotes undergraduate student co-author