Catalogue Number: 482
Dr Algis Vingrys at a University Melbourne graduation ceremony with his graduating PhD students Bang Bui, James Armitage and Andrew Anderson
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2003
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Dot matrix print 287 mm W x 199 mm H of a scanned image of a colour photograph of Dr Algis Vingrys (2nd from right) at a University Melbourne graduation ceremony with his graduating PhD students (left to right) Bang Bui, James Armitage and Andrew Anderson.
Historical Significance: Dr Vingrys was an airline pilot who lost vision in one eye and had to choose a new career. He completed his optometry course in 1980 and his PhD in optometry at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Professor Cole, completing it in 1985. He did a post doc at the Ohio State University working with King-Smith and returned to Melbourne as a lecturer in 1987. He was promoted to Professor in 2007. He is a highly respected clinician and clinical teacher and a very productive researcher working in colour vision, visual ergonomics and later in nutrition and the development of the eye. He supervised more than 19 PhD students (as at 2007) of whom the three in the photograph took out their PhD degree at the same ceremony. Anderson had qualified for his PhD in 2000, Bui in 2002 and Armitage in 2003.
How Acquired: Donated by Bang Bui
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 1