Prof.Stephen Westland announced as the new President of the SDC.
The SDC has announced the appointment of Professor Stephen
Westland as its new President. The ceremony took place at the
SDC's annual Day of Celebration held recently in York.
Prof Westland joined the SDC in 1991 and was a member of the
University of Leeds student section. He is currently an active
member of the North of England Region.
Prof Westland obtained his BSc and PhD from the University of
Leeds in the 1980s before working for Courtaulds Research as a
Colour Physicist. He then held academic posts at the
universities of Keele and Derby before being appointed as
Professor of Colour Science and Technology in 2003 at the
University of Leeds in the School of Design. During his time at
Leeds, he has held several management positions including Head
of School of Design (2006-2013) and Acting Faculty Dean (2013).
He has published over 150 peer-reviewed book chapters, journal
papers and conference proceedings in the areas of colour
measurement, colour imaging and colour design. He received the
Davies Medal from the Royal Photographic Society (2008) for his
research into digital colour imaging and is a Senior Adjunct
Scientist at the University of Texas Dental School (2010-). He
is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Colour
and Imaging Institute and Tsinghua University in China (2010-).
Prof Westland commented: "I feel very proud to be elected as
President of the SDC. Although I have achieved a number of
academic distinctions, the role of SDC President is special
because the SDC is a membership organisation for professionals
working in colouration, many of whom have had long and
distinguished careers in industry. It is exciting for me to take
on this role at a time when the SDC has a new regional
organisation. Expansion of the SDC to new geographic areas is
important and I hope I can help to identify and develop further
opportunities for the SDC during my year as President and