Professor and Department Head
Affiliated Department or Office
Electrical & Computer Engineering
PhD Physics Ohio State University 1996
BS Physics Carnegie Mellon University 1990
Expert Bio

Professor Petkie's research is centered on the science and technology in the millimeter and terahertz regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and focuses on spectroscopy, imaging, and radar applications. This research has ranged from the spectroscopic study of interstellar related molecules to the remote detection of vital signs. In addition to serving as head of the Physics Department, Petkie is the WPI lead for the AIM Photonics Institute under Manufacturing USA.

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