Speaker - Peter Hartwell

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Dr. Peter G. Hartwell is currently a senior researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. As a member of the Information and Quantum Systems Lab, he is the lead of the microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) team. He has extensive experience in commercializing silicon MEMS products, working on advanced sensors and actuators, and specializes in MEMS testing techniques.

He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992 with a B.S.E in Materials Science and Engineering. He then joined NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California working in electronic packaging. He left JPL in 1993 to attend Cornell University where he received a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering in 1999. He did brief post doctoral work at HP Labs before joining the staff in 2000. His work at HP has been documented in numerous publications and patents. He joined the IQSL group at HP Labs in 2005.

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Meet the Future: A Scientific American Roundtable

11.18.09 | 01:24:14 min | 0 comments