Joanne C. Zwinkels

Joanne C. Zwinkels

Joanne C. Zwinkels is a Principal Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). She received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Alberta (1983) with specialization in the infrared optical properties of solids. In 1984, she joined the NRC Division of Physics to work in the field of spectrophotometry and from 1991 to 2009 was the Group Leader for Photometry and Radiometry. Her research activities involve the development of new reference instrumentation, standards and procedures for high-accuracy spectrophotometry, spectrofluorimetry and color and appearance measurements. Her accomplishments include the development of a reference spectrophotometer for regular transmittance measurements, a reference spectrofluorimeter for high-accuracy surface fluorescence measurements, and is currently extending fluorescence measurement capabilities to other geometries and applications by the development of a reference goniospectrofluorimeter. Joanne is actively involved in international standardization activities and currently serves as Chair of the Strategic Planning Working Group of the Consultative Committee of Photometry and Radiometry, International Convenor of ISO TC6/WG3 (Paper, board and pulps: optical properties), and Associate Director of CIE Division 2 (Physical Measurement of Light and Radiation). Joanne is a recipient of the NRC Outstanding Achievement Award for Leadership (2006) and of the 2010 Macbeth Award given out biannually by the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) for outstanding contributions in color science and technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Research Council Canada, Ontario, Canada