Professor Peter J. Hesketh

Peter J. Hesketh

School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office: Love 317
Phone: 404.385.1358 | Fax:  404.894.8496

Peter Hesketh received a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds (1979) and was a Thouron Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, obtaining an M.S. (1983) Ph.D. (1987) in Electrical Engineering.  He worked in the Microsensor Group at the Physical Electronics Laboratory of Stanford Research Institute and then Teknekron Sensor Development Corporation before joining the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1990 in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Member of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, and Director of the Micro and Nano Engineering Group in the School of Mechanical Engineering. He is a past chair of the Sensor Division, and past chair of the Honors and Awards Committee of the ECS. He is co-organizer of the MEMS/NEMS Symposia held at the ECS meeting. His research interests include micro/nanofabrication techniques, micro-cantilever chemical sensors, miniature gas chromatography systems, and microfluidics for sample preparation and sensing of microbial contamination of foods.  He has published over seventy five journal papers and edited fifteen books on microsystems.  He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ASME, ECS, a member of ASEE, AVS, Sigma Xi, and IEEE.  His is married to Ann Marie with two children Gabriel and Lillian Hesketh.

Research Interests

  • Micro and nano engineering and manufacturing
  • Micromachining
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • Biosensors
  • Microfluids

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