Dr Rod White

Distinguished Scientist Temperature and Light Section of MSL

Biography

Rod is a Distinguished Scientist working in the Temperature and Light Section of MSL. He is the co-author of the text Traceable Temperatures, author of more than 100 research papers, and is an active member of several of the working groups of the BIPMs Consultative Committee on Thermometry. Rod has worked at the NIST (USA) and at NIM (China) as a guest researcher on several occasions assisting with the now successful NIST/NIM collaboration to measure the Boltzmann constant by Johnson noise thermometry. He won the NZ Royal Society Science and Technology medal in 1997 for contributions to Temperature Metrology, and the Cooper Medal in 1998 for the invention of the resistance bridge calibrator. In 2010, he was awarded a D.Sc for his contributions to temperature metrology.