Colin Sheppard, usually cited as C. J. R. Sheppard, is Professor in the Division of Bioengineering and Faculty of Engineering for National University of Singapore (since 2003). He has held joint appointments with the Departments of Biological Sciences (Faculty of Science) and Diagnostic Radiology (School of Medicine). He is SMART (Singapore/MIT Alliance for Research & Technology) Faculty Fellow, and Adjunct Research Staff at SERI (Singapore Eye Research Institute). His areas of research are in optics, microscopy and imaging, including confocal and multiphoton microscopy, diffraction, 3D imaging and reconstruction, superresolution, beam propagation, and pulse propagation.
Education and position
He held a Science & Engineering Research Council Advanced Fellowship (1974-6) and was University Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University (1979–89). He was Junior Research Fellow of St John's College, Oxford (1975-8) and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford University (1979–89). He was Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney (1989–2003), and Research Director of the Australian Key Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (1995–2001).
He is honorary professor of the University of Sydney, adjunct professor of the University of Western Australia, visiting professor of MIT, and Supernumerary Fellow of Pembroke College Oxford. He has been Invited Professor at EPFL (Switzerland), and Guest Professor at TU-Delft (Netherlands).
He has received several awards for his research including an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, the Institute of Physics Optics and Photonics Division Prize, National Physical Laboratory Metrology Award, British Technology Group Academic Enterprise Award, Institution of Electrical Engineers Gyr and Landis Prize, and a commendation in the Prince of Wales Award for Industrial Innovation & Production.
He has served as vice-president of the International Commission for Optics (ICO), President of the International Society for Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS), Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, and Editor of Advances in Optical & Electron Microscopy (Academic Press).
- "Faculty of Engineering: Division of Bioengineering". National University of Singapore. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- "SMART". MIT.
- Sheppard, C.J.R. (1995). "Approximate calculation of the reflection coefficient from a stratified medium". Pure and Applied Optics: Journal of the European Optical Society Part A 4 (5): 665. doi:10.1088/0963-9659/4/5/018.