Doug Petkie, an associate professor of physics, was named chair of Wright State’s Physics Department.
Petkie, Ph.D., who has been at Wright State since 2002, had been serving as interim chair since June 2012.
Petkie’s research interests include development of millimeter-wave and terahertz systems for sensing applications that utilize spectroscopy, imaging and radar techniques. He and his colleagues have received funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research and other agencies.
Petkie obtained his bachelor degree in physics from Carnegie Mellon University and his doctorate in physics from The Ohio State University. He served as a faculty member at Bluffton University and Ohio Northern University and as a NASA summer faculty fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.