Peter Kiesel



Job: scientist
Peter Kiesel is a Principal Scientist in PARC’s Electronics and Materials Laboratory. Peter conducts research in the areas of compact optical detection systems and ultra-sensitive light detection. His major interests focus on developing and fabricating novel optoelectronic devices and detection systems for applications in bio- and nanotechnology. He is an author or coauthor of more than 240 scientific publications including more than 90 refereed journal articles and four book chapters. He has organized many international workshops and conferences and has been the principal investigator on more than 20 research projects covering a large variety of optoelectronic devices. Peter has 80 issued US patents. Dr. Kiesel received a Ph.D. and Venia Legendi from the University of Erlangen, Germany. Peter's expertise and previous experience includes developing technologies such as: ·      Fiber optic sensing system for structural health monitoring of civil structures to enable condition-based maintenance ·      Optical sensing system for structural health monitoring of high voltage grid assets like transformer and voltage regulators ·      Optical sensing in battery cells for enhanced battery management systems; ·      Micro-fluidic-based optical detection platform for on-the-flow analyte testing; ·      Spatially modulated excitation and emission technique for single particle detection with improved signal-to-noise discrimination which will ultimately enable Point-of-Care flow cytometers; ·      Low-cost interrogation unit for wavelength-encoded optical sensors; ·      Improved light/target interaction by guiding light in the analyte-containing medium; ·      Cavity-enhanced sensing, a method enabling on-the-flow absorption and refractive index measurements in a microfluidic device; ·      Chip-size spectrometer which enables fluorescence spectroscopy on a chip; ·      Bio-detection based on native fluorescence spectroscopy; ·      Exploring the material properties and potential applications of promising materials, like low-temperature grown GaAs, ZnO, and spontaneously ordered InGaP; ·      Opto-optical switches, and polarization coded logic elements; ·      Highly efficient light emitters, light modulators, sensitive photo detector



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