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Peter Shankles

Cross-Cutting Energy Sciences


Supervising Faculty: Scott Retterer

Peter received his bachelor’s degree in Polymer and Fiber Engineering while doing research in fluid mechanics and working as a teaching assistant for a computer science course. He currently studies chemical signaling between bacterial species using microfluidics. Nanofabrication of fluidic networks allows for interfacing the biological system on a scale that is integral to natural environments and often simplified with conventional systems. This approach is being used to study interactions between members of the human oral micro biome as well as other sender/receiver systems.


Studying chemical communication and quorum sensing in bacterial communities using microfluidic devices for high spatial resolution.


Bachelor of Science in Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Georgia Tech

Awards and Recognitions

  • PURA Grant, Georgia Tech Spring 2013
  • Graduated with High Honors from Georgia Tech


Google Scholar profile: Peter Shankles