Cather Simpson

University of Auckland

Cather Simpson

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Cather Simpson is Professor of Physics and Chemistry, University of Auckland and Partner, Pacific Channel Ltd. BA (1986) Interdisciplinary Studies – Echols, U. Virginia; PhD (1994) Medical Sciences, U. New Mexico. Joined Chemistry at Case Western Reserve U. (1996), moved to U. of Auckland (2007), promoted to Professor (2017). Founding Director of the Photon Factory (2009-2018). Founder (2011) and Chief Science Officer (2011-2021) Engender Technologies, co-founder (2016) Orbis Diagnostics, co-founder (2021) Skin Photonics. KiwiNet Commercialisation Icon (2022), Pickering Medal (2019). Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and the International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE.

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