Working with advanced processes and materials in fields like polymers and nanotechnology we are empowering the next product breakthroughs.
With a degree in electrical engineering, Peter has expertise in fiber optics, vibration testing, reliability testing, project management, product development, statistical techniques and quality function deployment (QFD). Peter has more than 30 years of experience within the military and commercial aerospace industries, including military ground vehicles and ships.
What is your current position?
I am the Director for Advanced Development in TE's Global Aerospace, Defense and Marine division.
What do you enjoy most about the work that you do?
I enjoy my job because we're working on a diverse range of material technologies that haven't been released yet. Some examples would be work in nanoparticles, high-strength composites, high-temperature semiconductors and new materials for EMI protection. Another breakthrough technology we’re beginning to work on is contactless connectivity, which is power and data transmission without a physical connection.
What are your areas of expertise?
I am an expert on heat shrinkable components, data bus, wire and cable, and materials science, as well as interconnection components and systems for use in harsh environments, environmental testing and specifications.
What are your industry affiliations and organizations?
I am am member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
What was the last book you read?
Recently I've been reading a lot of steampunk fantasy, which is fun and interesting because it uses non-electric technology in an alternative timeline.
While the idea of composites and their use in the aerospace and defense industry is well established, new capabilities and new material formulations make the use of composite electronic enclosures deserving of another look. Replacing metal enclosures with composites gives you all the mechanical and electrical benefits of metal, but with the added bonuses of lower weight, corrosion resistance, and lower costs.