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Peter Fuhr

Electrical & Electronics Systems Division, ORNL


Dr. Peter Fuhr has been involved in industrial wireless, sensors, and secure systems for more years than he cares to state as a NASA space optical physicist, university professor, serial entrepreneur, and researcher at a U.S. National laboratory.  Peter serves as the Director of the International Society for Automation (ISA) Test and Measurement Division (1500+ members), is the co-founder and past Chairman of the Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance, and co-chairs the Secure Infrastructure Controls Society.  Dr. Fuhr has authored and delivered hundreds of technical journal and conference publications/presentations.  His pioneering work in networked sensor systems for structures earned him the Presidential Award for Excellence in Research.  Segments of his research activities are featured in the SPIE Milestone Series on Fiber Optics.

Dr. Fuhr is a Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory serving in the capacity as the Technology Director for the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Research Laboratory and Director of Grid Security.

Dr. Fuhr is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee with an affiliated appointment within the Bredesen Center.


Specialties: sensors, wireless technologies, UAS/drones, designing cybersecure integrated network architectures for petrochem/pharma/military needs, sensors&mobile platforms.


Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1986

Johns Hopkins University, M.S.E., Electrical Engineering, 1983

Beloit College, B.S Physics, B.A. Mathematics, 1979

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