Patrick Getz


Patrick graduated cum laude with his BS in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University in April 2011 and MS degree from Georgia Tech in 2013. During his undergraduate studies at BYU, he focused his studies on digital signal processing while engaging in research on the electromagnetic properties of liquids and dielectric spectroscopy under the direction of Dr. Brian Mazzeo.

Upon arriving at Georgia Tech for doctoral studies in 2011, Patrick began researching MEMS devices for chemical and biological sensing applications and joined the iSenSys group under the direction of Dr. Oliver Brand in January 2013. In 2014, Patrick became involved in K-12 STEM outreach by becoming an outreach ambassador for the Meindl Legacy Program.

Research Interests

  • Modeling, fabrication and testing of silicon MEMS devices
  • MEMS based chemical and biological sensors
  • Signal processing of sensor outputs

Work Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant-Georgia Tech, Jan ’11-Present
  • MEMS Process Consultant-Quantum Information Extraction, Sept ’16-Oct ‘16
  • Manufacturing Engineering Intern-Volcano Corporation, April ’11-Aug ‘11
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant-Brigham Young University, Jan ’10-April ‘11
  • Electrical Engineering Intern-California Independent System Operator, Summers ’06, ’08, ‘09


  1. O. Brand, P. Getz, and C. Carron, “(Invited) Cantilever-Based Resonant Chemical Microsensors.” ECS Transactions 75.17 (2016): 27-34.
  2. P. Getz, C. Carron, S. M. Heinrich, F. Josse and O. Brand, “Transient analysis of analyte desorption due to thermal cycling with varying pulse duration.” 2016 Nanomechanical Sensing Workshop. 2016
  3. C. Carron, P. Getz, M. Navaei, G. McMurray, O. Brand, “Microfabricated thermal pre-concentrator with integrated cantilever-based resonant sensors,“ in Proceedings Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head Island, SC, 2016, pp. 368-371.
  4. H. Alrowais, P. Getz, M. Kim, J.-J. Su, O. Brand, “Bio-inspired fluidic thermal angular accelerometer,“ in Proc. IEEE Conference on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS 2016), 2016, pp. 761-764.
  5. S. Pavlidis, P. Getz, J. Hagen, N. Kelley-Loughnane, B. Bayraktaroglu, O. Brand. “Investigating thin film passivations for IGZO dual gate pH sensors fabricated at low temperature,” IEEE Transducers, 2015.
  6. C. Carron, P. Getz, S. M. Heinrich, F. Josse and O. Brand, “Cantilever-based resonant microsensors with integrated temperature modulation for transient chemical analysis.” 2015 Transducers. IEEE, 2015.
  7. C. Carron, P. Getz, J.-J. Su, L.A. Beardslee, S.M. Heinrich, F. Josse, O. Brand, “Cantilever-based resonant microsensor with integrated temperature modulation,” in Proceedings Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head Island, SC, 2014, pp. 363-366.
  8. C. Carron, P. Getz, S. M. Heinrich, F. Josse, O. Brand. “Cantilever-based resonant gas sensors with integrated recesses for localized sensing layer deposition.” SENSORS, 2013 IEEE. IEEE, 2013.
  9. P. Getz, and B. Mazzeo. “Measurement of liquid permittivity by solenoid self-resonance.” APS Four Corners Section Meeting Abstracts. Vol. 1. 2010.
  10. B. Mazzeo, P. Getz. “Overcoming electrode polarization by magnetic induction spectroscopy.” 6th International Conference on Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy and its Applications, Madrid, Spain. 2010.

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