Dr. Eric K. Zeise Joins Image Test Labs as a Research Scientist
Image Test Labs, a division of Technology Watch, LLC, announces that Dr. Eric K. Zeise will join the organization as a research scientist. In this role, Eric will contribute to new product development.
“ITL discovers and invents new, practical image measurement products that measure all forms of printed images,” explains Henry B. Freedman, ITL founding partner. “To that end, there are few people in the world who have the skills and capabilities to complement our core ITL team. Dr. Eric Zeise is one of them. Eric has a unique expertise in developing new measurement methodologies to control printing processes. His experience in measurement systems automation, and advanced knowledge in the application of standards, will greatly enhance our core R& D efforts.”
Dr. Zeise earned a Ph.D in low-temperature condensed-matter physics from Cornell University in 1981 and joined the Research Laboratories of Eastman Kodak Co. He was instrumental in developing the eight-bit non-linear LED exposure control printhead architecture used in Kodak and NexPress printing systems from 1986 to the present; led the image quality analysis and evaluation group at NexPress for a decade; contributed color calibration and registration-control systems for the roll-fed Prosper production inkjet press; helped devise micron-scale image stabilization techniques for flexographic micro-printing; and developed near-real-time online image analysis capability for defect and line-quality analysis. He served as convenor of the ISO working group on image quality evaluation for nine years and has led the development of four perceptually correlated, objective ISO image quality measurement standards. He retired from Eastman Kodak Co. in 2018 and has received 28 patents.
In May, 2019 Dr. Zeise was also involved in ITL’s efforts to achieve an historic first in the printing industry by configuring an inkjet web press to deliver the image reproduction quality of a commercial sheet-fed offset press over a production run of three miles of paper.
At ITL, Dr. Zeise joins a distinguished roster of print technology scientists including Dr. Peter Crean, Dr. Peter Dundas and Henry Freedman. Dr. Crean is a recipient of the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal from the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts. Dr. Crean played major roles in developing some of Xerox’s best-known production print systems such as the first laser printer; the first CCD high quality, high speed document scanner; and Xerox's iGen technology. Dr. Crean earned his PhD in nuclear physics from Princeton. Dr. Peter Dundas was a principal color scientist for Xerox, responsible for training the company’s worldwide corps of color analysts. He holds a PhD in physics from Imperial College London and spent seven years in the Chemical Engineering department at MIT.
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