Ronald C. Petersen
Ron Petersen received the BSEE (1968) and MSEP (1970) degrees from the
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, NY. He joined the Bell Labs Solid-State
Device Development Laboratory in 1960 and the Bell Labs Environmental Health and
Safety Center in 1970 where he managed the Wireless and Optical Technologies
Safety Department up until his retirement from Lucent Technologies in July 2001.
Mr. Petersen is the current Chairman of
the IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES), Chairman of
ICES TC-95 (Safety levels with respect to human exposure to electric, magnetic,
and electromagnetic fields) and ICES TC-34 (Product performance standards
relative to the safe use of electromagnetic energy), Chairman of the
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 106
(Assessment of exposure of humans to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic
fields), Chairman of ANSI ASC Z136 (Laser safety) and ANSI/ASC Z136 Subcommittee
2 (Safety of optical fiber and free space optical communications systems). Mr.
Petersen served as Chairman of the National Council on Radiation Protection and
Measurements (NCRP) Committee 89 (Non-Ionizing Radiation) and as Scientific
Vice-President of the NCRP Non-Ionizing Radiation Program Area. He is a member
of the New Jersey Non-Ionizing Radiation Advisory Committee to the Commission on
Radiation Protection, a member of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board
(SASB) and chairs the SASB New Standards Committee. Mr. Petersen has published
a number of articles and book chapters on laser safety standards, RF safety
standards and RF measurements. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Laser
Institute of America.