Michael (Mickey) Frish is a manager of industrial sensors at Physical Sciences Inc., with a broad interdisciplinary background in research, development, commercialization and marketing of photonics instrumentation. Early in his career with Physical Sciences Inc., he led the development and introduction of the first industrial quality gas analyzer and long-path leak detector products using Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy.
He subsequently led the evolution of these products into the Remote Methane Leak Detector (RMLD), now a common tool used for natural gas leak detection with more than 3,000 units manufactured by Heath Consultants deployed worldwide. He currently works to miniaturize TDLAS sensors to reduce costs quantify leak rates.
Frish earned bachelor of science, master of science and Ph.D. degrees in applied and engineering physics at Cornell University. He has been awarded eight patents and is the author or co-author of over 80 technical reports and publications.