Peter Hanes

Roles and responsibilities

* Research and development for measurement techniques and instrumentation for calibration of transducers, transfer standard devices, and acoustical measurement instruments.

* Project Leader for international specification standards for acoustical measurement instrumentation. Expert contributions to international standards in electroacoustics.

* Maintenance of acoustical laboratory facility and performance of measurement services for clients. Metrology Area Quality Coordinator for Acoustics, Ultrasound, and Vibration. Internal audit team leader. Measurement expert for assessment of external calibration laboratories. Participation in international comparisons of Calibration and Measurement Capabilities.

Current research and/or projects

Metrology for acoustics, ultrasound, and vibration


  • M.Sc. Measurement Instrumentation & Devices, Distinction, South Bank University, UK, 1996.
  • B.Eng. (Hons) Electroacoustics with professional experience, University of Salford, UK, 1989.


Canadian Acoustical Association, Member

Acoustical Society of America, Member

Institute of Acoustics, UK, Member


2021 NRC President’s Award – Protecting Canadians; Performance Excellence in a Testing Time team

Key publications

Hanes, P. Monte Carlo simulation for calculation of uncertainty in reciprocity calibration of microphones. Canadian Acoustics, 35(3), 154-155, 2007.

Higginson, R.F. and Hanes, P. “Measurement uncertainties in determination of noise emission: a review,” Noise Control Engineering Journal, 40 (2), 173-178, 1993.  [also published in translation in China Automotive Journal, 1993].

Previous work experience

August 1989 - October 2001

National Physical Laboratory (UK)

Research scientist

  • Metrology for sound in air

Peter Hanes

Senior Research Officer
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Telephone: 613-998-1282


Sciences, Metrology, Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration