Paul W. Kruse

Paul W. Kruse

Dr. Paul W. Kruse, who received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Notre Dame in 1954, is widely recognized in the IR community. His work under Air Force contract, being in 1961, resulted in the initial U.S. development of mercury cadmium telluride as an IR detector, for which he received the H.S. Sweatt Award from Honeywell in 1966 and the Alan Gordon Memorial Award from SPIE in 1981. He is the co-author of Elements of Infrared Technology (Wiley, 1992), the author of more than 125 other scientific publications, and the holder of ten patents. He has served on 23 scientific advisory boards. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. After two years at Farnsworth Electronics Company beginning in 1954, he joined Honeywell in 1956, from which he retired in August 1993 as Chief Research Fellow of the Honeywell Technology Center. He is presently Vice President and Chief Scientist of Infrared Solutions, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of uncooled infrared thermal imaging systems and imaging radiometers.

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