William (Bill) L. Kiser, Jr., PhD
Executive Vice President for Science and Technology
William (Bill) L. Kiser, Jr., PhD is the Executive Vice President for Science and Technology for ARI (Applied Research Institute, Inc.). Dr. Kiser formerly served as the Director of the Penn State Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, Penn., where he oversaw center operations and provided key technical support on projects for the Department of Defense (DoD). He has technical experience in multiple classes of DoD systems including Directed Energy, Night Vision/IR Systems, Sensor Networks, and UAV payloads. He has over 25 years in product development for the DoD, medical, and chemical industries.
Dr. Kiser received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Grove City College and a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from George Mason University. He earned his PhD in Medical/Health Physics from Purdue University and conducted his Post-Doctoral Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was one of the co-developers of Photoacoustic Computed Tomography.