05 Feb NEWTON MEDAL 2020
NEWTON MEDAL LECTURE 2020
About every two years the Colour Group awards its Newton Medal to a distinguished worker in the field of colour science, on the occasion of his or her delivery of The Newton Lecture.
This year, the Newton Medal will be awarded to Professor Ming Ronnier Luo in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Colour research and technology.
The Newton Lecture and Medal will be presented at 4pm on Wednesday 5th February at City University: R101, Franklin Building, 124 Goswell Road, ECV1 7DP
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets, also entitling you to refreshments after the lecture, are available at the link below.
Professor Ming Ronnier Luo
Over the past 35 years Prof Luo has made an exceptional contribution to colour science and colour technology in both academia and industry. Major contributions to colour science include significant advances in colour-difference evaluation, colour-appearance modelling, colour emotion and harmony understanding and prediction, and lighting quality estimation. His mission has always been one of international dissemination of colour expertise.
From 2004 to 2015 he was Professor of Colour Science at the University of Leeds, UK where he is still a visiting professor. He has created new colour and appearance postgraduate departments at universities in China and Taiwan, and currently holds a full professorship at the University of Zhejiang. He has successfully supervised 49 PhD students and has taught colour science courses to over 500 masters students. Prof Luo has been much involved with the work of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), the world authority for the standardisation and specification of colour and lighting, until recently holding the post of Vice President (Publications).
Prof Luo has always worked closely with industry and is author of 13 patents within areas of colour technology. Many of his new technologies have become successful industrial products, in collaboration with major international companies such as AkzoNobel, J&P Coats, Hewlett Packard, LG Displays, Philips Industries, Samsung, Unilever, and VeriVide. Prof Luo is currently the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopaedia of Colour Science and Technology. He is also co-editor of two books on colour imaging and digital media and has co-authored over 500 refereed journal and conference papers.