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Eleanor Howick

Chief Metrologist

Head of Length Standards

Contact Details

Areas of Expertise

  • Coordinate measuring machines
  • Laser interferometers
  • Length measurement
  • Three-dimensional measurement


MSc (1st Class Physics), University of Canterbury.

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I have been working as a research scientist at the Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand since 1991. My research interests include iodine-stabilised lasers, laser interferometers for measuring gauge blocks and line scales and coordinate measuring machines. I work with KiwiStar Optics on the metrology and alignment of large optical systems.

In my spare time I build ceramic and wire sculptures based on mathematical concepts.