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Rick Millane elected Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi

08 December 2017

Rick Millane
Rick Millane

SPIE Fellow Rick Millane a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Canterbury, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) Te Apārangi. Millane is one of 16 new Fellows admitted to the Fellowship Academy according to their announcement 16 November.

Just over 400 Fellows have been named a Fellow since the program’s inception in 1919, and each member is selected for distinction in research or for advancing science, technology and the humanities. Millane joins the cohort as an internationally recognized expert in theory and computational algorithms for diffraction imaging of biomolecular systems. According to his FRSNZ profile, “he has made, and continues to make, ground-breaking advances with wide applications across physical, biological and medical sciences. His most influential work has been in the area of “phase retrieval.” In 1990 he established fundamental connections between phase retrieval techniques in optics and x-ray crystallography.”

Millane, who was made an SPIE Fellow in 2012, is a very active Member of the SPIE community. He has been involved with conference development as a conference chair or program committee member for nearly three decades. He continues to present at events as well, most recently at SPIE Optics + Photonics this August. He has also served the Society as an editor and course instructor.

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