The 2018 RHT Bates Scholarship has been awarded to Ou Fang, a PhD student in applied physics at the University of Auckland.
This scholarship was established by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi in memory of Professor Richard Bates FRSNZ, celebrating his love of interdisciplinary research.
The scholarship is available one year to graduates who are registered for a Doctor of Philosophy. Students in the physical sciences and engineering are eligible, with preference being given to those whose research aims to apply information/image processing to studies in medicine, the physical sciences, astronomy or engineering. The award includes a cash grant of $6,000.