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Peter Saunders


Radiation Thermometry

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Areas of Expertise

  • Infrared radiaton thermometry

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Peter has been working at MSL since 1993 in the area of radiation thermometry, carrying out research in both metrological radiation thermometry and industrial applications.  He has worked as a visiting researcher at IMGC (now INRiM) in Italy, where he investigated the application of CCD cameras to radiation thermometry.

Peter has published more than 50 papers and articles on radiation-thermometry-related topics, and is author of the book Radiation Thermometry: Fundamentals and Applications in the Petrochemical Industry.  He won the NZ Royal Society Cooper Medal in 2004 for research he carried out in understanding the physical basis of equations used in the calibration of radiation thermometers.  He is an active member of the CCT Working Group 5 on Radiation Thermometry.

In his spare time Peter enjoys playing hockey, exploring the outdoors, and drinking wine (not always at the same time).