Peter Goodhew

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Peter John Goodhew FREng (b 3 July 1943) is an electron microscopist who has published extensively on metallic and semiconducting materials and has authored or co-authored several widely used books on transmission (and scanning transmission) electron microscopy [e.g. 1-4]. He was the leader of the UK SuperSTEM project at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory for ten years and has been Dean of Engineering and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool. During his career at the Universities of Surrey and Liverpool he established the MATTER computer-based learning project and was the founding Director of the UK Centre for Materials Education (UKCME), one of the Subject Centres of the Higher Education Academy. He is the author of the 2010 book “Teaching Engineering” [5].


1. Thin foil preparation for electron microscopy, P J Goodhew 2nd edition North Holland, 1985 [ISBN 0-444-80699-7]

2. Electron microscopy and analysis - 3rd edition P J Goodhew, F J Humphreys and R Beanland, Taylor & Francis, 2001 [ISBN 0-7484-0968-8]

3. Specimen Preparation for TEM of Materials, P J Goodhew, Royal Microscopical Society (Oxford U Press) 1984 [ISBN 0-19-856403-1]

4. An Introduction to Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, R J Keyse, A J Garratt-Reed, P J Goodhew & G W Lorimer, 1998; BIOS [ISBN 1-85996-066-9]

5. Teaching Engineering, P J Goodhew, 2010; UKCME [ISBN 978-1-907207-22-8]>

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