New members of the Woodbury and Lippmann team
The Woodbury and Lippmann team has three new members. Harrie Fuller and Elizabete Kozlovska have joined the EPSRC funded project: Woodbury and Lippmann: A new approach to continuous tone and full colour nonimpact printing. Professor Helen Gleeson will support the project as a visiting professor.
Harrie Fuller is the first ever print technician apprentice at the University of the West of England. The environment and the expertise at the School for Art and Design will be the ideal setting for her training in hand and industrial printing methods. Harrie will be responsible for the implementation of new printing technologies developed by the members of the project.
Elizabete Kozlovska will work as a Research Associate replacing Damien Leech who is now at the University of Nottingham. Elizabete has a degree in conservation and has specialized in photographic conservation. With her interest in historical photographic technology and as an avid collector of old cameras and photographic post cards, she will take on the task of the quantitative characterization of Lippmann photography and its translation into printing processes of structural colour.
Visiting Professor Helen Gleeson will add her expertise in liquid crystals to the research into non-impact printing methods of structural colour. She has pioneered many experimental techniques for the study of liquid crystals and devices, developing a deep understanding of their physical properties relevant to uses. She has invented devices including smart, switchable focus contact lenses, novel sensors and, most recently the first molecular auxetic material. Helen was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2009 that acknowledged her work on equality and inclusion in physics in addition to her scientific achievements. She won the 2018 Times Higher Education Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year award, reflecting both her approach to mentoring early career researchers and to improving the environment for minorities.