Professor Phil Butler, CEO, has founded two companies and three not-for-profit businesses, and served on other Boards. He was successful in developing and commercialising a novel laser treatment for port wine stain birthmarks. He is an internationally respected mathematical physicist, a member of CERN and the UC leader for participation in the Medipix3 Collaboration. Phil served as Head of the Physics and Astronomy Department for 8 years and was Pro-Vice Chancellor of UC for 3 year.
He is a Fellow of NZ Institute of Physics and has published over 116 publications during his 40 years as a researcher. He has an excellent international reputation as a medical physics researcher having published on clinical radiation dosimetry and the medical uses of lasers. He has a wide range of research interests including condensed matter physics, quantum mechanics, theoretical chemistry and medical physics. Prof Butler has been recognised for his work in the Royal Society of New Zealand. He is a foundation Board member of Science Alive! – a community science museum in Christchurch — set up in 1990.
Dr Anthony Butler, CTO, is a senior clinician with Otago School of Medicine, Christchurch and a research fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Univeristy of Canterbury.
He was awarded three major prizes in 2007 by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists for his medical imaging research (the Thomas Baker Fellowship, the Siemens Medical Systems Prize and the GE Medical Systems Prize). Other awards include the RHT Bates prize from the Royal Society of New Zealand (2006), the Philips Medical Systems Radiology Paper Prize (2006), and the Toshiba Medical Imaging Prize (2008). He has academic affiliations with the University of Otago Christchurch, the University of Canterbury, and CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research). He has won 10 awards for his research including awards from the Royal Society of NZ and the Royal Australian College of Radiologists.