Dr. Kleinfelder is interested in developing exotic applications for digital camera technologies in science, industry and medicine, including high-speed digital video cameras, infrared cameras, x-ray cameras, and large (>100,000,000 pixel) charged-particle sensor arrays.
He currently is creating what promises to be the world's fastest complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) camera by engineering every pixel to include an analog-to-digital converter and memory. On another front, he is developing a digital camera that integrates a x-ray sensor array on a standard computer chip. An early version of Dr. Kleinfelder's x-ray camera will be used to photograph collisions of sub-atomic particles at Brookhaven National Lab. When completed, it will feature 100 million pixels, making it perhaps the world's largest CMOS camera.
Long term, he hopes to extend his integrated sensor work into smart chemical and biological sensor systems for diverse medical diagnostics, genome research, workplace health and safety, and counter-terrorism.
Dr. Kleinfelder's work has applications in medicine, particle and astrophysics and in consumer camera technology.