Peter Kneppo
Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Peter Kneppo completed his education at the Technical University of Power Engineering in Moscow receiving M.Sc. in 1964, graduated with C.Sc. degree (PhD equivalent) in Measurement Instrumentation from Institute for Measurement Theory, Bratislava in 1972 and obtained his D.Sc. in Measurement Science from Slovak Academy of Sciences (1983).

Dr. Kneppo is the director and the chief executive officer of the Slovak Institute of Metrology, Bratislava, Slovakia. Earlier, he worked for the Metra Blansko Company in the Czech Republic from 1964 to 1965, then he moved to the Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences as senior research scientist and was promoted to the scientific director (1993) he took a leading role in developing and implementing new medical devices. As Associate Professor he teaches undergraduate, graduate, and short courses on biomeasurement and modeling at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Slovak Technical University, Bratislava and the Technical University, Kosice.

He received the prize of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1979), the Czechoslovak State Prize for Science (1986) and the Prize of the Slovak Society of Biomedical Engineering in 1984, 1989, 1992 and 1994. He was selected as the corr, member of the Slovak and of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in 1987 and 1988, respectively. He is the Honorary Member of the former Czechoslovak Society of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Kneppo is the deputy chairman of the IMEKO TC-13 “Measurements in Medicine and Biology” since 1994, the co-founder and the past president of the Czechoslovak and Slovak Society of Biomedical Engineering; he has been member of the Editorial Boards of the “Czech and Slovak Journal of Biomedical Engineering”.

Dr. Kneppo has published more than 200 publications dealing with measurement and modeling in medicine and biology. He was the contributing author of the book “The Theoretical Basis of Electrocardiology” (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1976), the editor of the “Measuring and Modelling of the Cardiac Electrical Field” (Bratislava, Veda, 1980), the co-editor of the “Advances in Biomedical Measurement” (New York, Plenum, 1988), the co-author of the book “Biomagnetic Measurements” (Moscow, Energoatomizdat, 1989) and the “Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields” (Boca raton, CRC Press, 1994). His continuing research interests are biomedical measurement and medical instrumentation, especially measurement and modelling of the both cardiac electric and magnetic fields, and medical metrology.