Ph.D., Program Director Life Science Technologies, IMEC

Peter Peumans is the director of the bio- and nanoelectronics department where he leads IMEC's life science activities. Prior to joining IMEC, Dr. Peumans was a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University where his work focused on large area electronics, solar energy conversion and biomedical electronics. Dr. Peumans holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Katolieke Universiteit Leuven. He is also the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and a Belgian-American Educational Foundation honorary fellowship.

Miniaturized Instrumentation to Enable Personalized Medicine

Silicon chips offer enormous power in a tiny package at low-cost by virtue of aggressive technological developments driven by consumer electronics markets, resulting in ubiquitous and very powerful personal computing. By customizing chip technology, it can also be used to make diagnostic instrumentation more powerful, affordable and ubiquitous.

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