Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Michael R Pointer

Visiting Professor

Dr Michael R. Pointer received his PhD from Imperial College, London working with David Wright. He then worked in the Research Division of Kodak Limited on fundamental issues of colour science applied to the photographic system. After periods at the University of Westminster, working on the application of digital cameras to measure colour in the food industry, and the National Physical Laboratory, where initially he managed the team responsible for colour measurement research, and then moved on to lead a project on the measurement of appearance, he is now a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds, as well as working as a consultant scientist for a number of SMEs. He has also acted as external supervisor to 10 PhD students at various universities in London and in Gent, Belgium. In 1997, he received the Fenton Medal, The Royal Photographic Society’s award for services to the Society. In 2004, he received a Silver Medal from the Society of Dyers and Colourists for ‘contributions to colour science.’ He is also an Honorary Member of the Colour Group of Great Britain and has also been awarded the 2014 Newton Medal by the Group. He has authored over 125 scientific papers, is a Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society and the Institute of Physics, Secretary of CIE Division 1 Vision & Colour and UK Associate Editor of the journal Color Research & Application.

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