Prof. Dr. Niels Kuster
Adjunct Professor without teaching duties
Adjunct Professor without teaching duties at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering|
Niels Kuster, born 1957 in Switzerland, received his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. In 1993, he was elected Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of ETH. In 1992 he was Invited Professor at the Electromagnetics Laboratory of Motorola Inc. in Florida, USA and in 1998 at the Metropolitan University of Tokyo, Japan. In 1999 he was appointed Director of the Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society, Switzerland. In December 1994, he founded Schmid & Partner Engineering AG together with his research team colleagues and in April 1999 cofounded MaxWave AG. He was awarded the title of Professor (Titularprofessor) at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich in 2001.
His research interests are currently focused on the area of reliable on/in-body wireless communications and related topics. This includes 1) measurement technology and 2) computational electrodynamics for evaluation of close near-fields in complex environments (e.g., handheld or body-mounted transceivers, living-work environments, etc.); 3) safe and reliable wireless communication links within the body or between implanted devices and the outside for biometrics applications; 4) development of exposure setups and quality control for bioexperiments evaluating interaction mechanisms, therapeutic effects as well as potential health risks; and 5) exposure assessments.
Niels is the author of over 400 publications (books, journals and proceedings) mainly on measurement techniques, computational electromagnetics, and dosimetry and exposure assessments as well as on bioexperiments. He is a member of several standardization bodies and has consulted several government agencies around the globe on the issue of the safety of mobile communications. He also serves on the boards of various scientific societies and journals.
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