Per Ohlckers (Øhlckers in Norwegian)

Per Ohlckers (born June 6th, 1950 in Oslo, Norway) received his M.Sc. degree in Physical Electronics from Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH, now NTNU) in 1974. He is Professor at Institute of Microsystem Technology, Vestfold University College, Borre, Norway from 2003. He holds a part time (20%) position as Professor, Department of Physics, University of Oslo from 2007. He is part time Vice President, Microsystems, of Intex Inc.

Per Ohlckers has contributed to the development of several successful commercial products and he has a large number of international publications with a focus on microsystems and silicon sensor technology including two patents. He is lecturing in this field and in Packaging & Interconnection Technology for Electronic Systems at the University of Oslo using a textbook he has coauthored, which is used at several other universities in Scandinavia. His employment history includes positions as General Manager of the start-up microsystem company Fifty-four point Seven (54.7) from 1999, now named Diamond Nanomachines as, Vice President, Research & Product Development at DAVIS A/S. Drammen, Norway from 1998 to 1999, R&D Coordinator at SensoNor, Horten, Norway from 1995 to 1998, and 15 years at SINTEF Instrumentation in different positions: Deputy Director, Research Manager, Microelectronics Section and Manager of Liaison Services Section. At SensoNor he initiated and supervised with scientific and financial responsibility external R&D collaboration within silicon sensor technology and microsystems as well as managing the intellectual property rights (Patents). 54.7 was set up to commercialise a patented scheme for photoacoustic gas sensing silicon microsystems. Per Ohlckers is co-inventor of the first patent. At Davis he was chief technology officer supervising new development of data- and video projectors. His main responsibility at SensoNor was to acquire external funding of research and development projects and supervise their execution. At SINTEF he supervised with scientific and financial responsibility a group of professionals and support personnel in microelectronics research as research manager of Microelectronics Section. Under his management this research group built up a reputation of high international standing in the field of silicon sensor technology and front-end electronics based upon Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). In silicon sensor technology, the focus was on silicon radiation sensors based on the reverse-biased diode principle, and sensors and actuators based upon silicon micromechanics. This group also excelled in Packaging & Interconnection Technology for Electronic Systems. He had a 6 months stay as a visiting scientist at Electronics Design Center, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio in 1983-84. After graduation, he had a 5 years employment at Aksjeselskapet Mikro‑Elektronikk (ame), Horten, Norway. Please refer to for a full CV.