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Te Whai Ao — Dodd-Walls Members Celebrated at ANZCOP

ANZOS awards Cather Simpson with prestigious W.H. (Beattie) Steel medal.

Te Whai Ao — Dodd-Walls Members Celebrated at ANZCOP
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Professor Simpson won the W.H.(Beattie) Steel medal from ANZOS for her many groundbreaking discoveries in the field of ultrafast physics and chemistry and biomedical diagnostics which have impacted on important areas of both fundamental and applied science

Her career has always been strongly interdisciplinary, and over many years Professor Simpson has played a major role in developing and stimulating the New Zealand optics community to transfer results from basic research into applied technology. Professor Simpson is an amazing mentor, as testified by the successes of her colleagues and students.

Her research has had high impact worldwide from both the fundamental science and engineering communities, she has a remarkable patent portfolio, and she is frequently invited to present her work at major science and industry events. Cather has combined her achievements in basic research with extremely effective entrepreneurship and technology transfer, and a real commitment to apply her work for societal benefit. 

We also want to bring attention to our student achievements from ANZCOP - specifically Carlie Watt and Hendrik Nieuwboer who both received prizes at the ANZCOP and KOALA respectively.

Congratulations to all involved

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