Kenneth R. Foster

Professor
Bioengineering (BE)

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Research Expertise: Biomedical applications | Electromagnetics | Safety

Ken's research interests relate to biomedical applications of nonionizing radiation from audio through microwave frequency ranges, and health and safety aspects of electromagnetic fields as they interact with the body. For example, Ken examines the prospects of workers in electrical occupations and the possibility (or lack of) cancer risk. Another and somewhat broader topic of interest is technological risk, and impact of technology (principally, electrotechnologies) on humans. His goal in this area is to examine technology, putting into perspective its relative risks and benefits to society. What he hopes to impart is a better perception of the social use of science.

Education:
PhD Physics 1971 - Indiana University
BS Physics 1967 - Michigan State University

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