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Doug Lampard

1962–1986, excluding 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978


Professor Doug Lampard was head of the Department of Electrical Engineering for twenty years. When he arrived he established research activities in the areas of biophysics, telecommunications, wave propagation, systems theory, electronics and controls systems. Lampard set up a Biophysics Laboratory in order to pursue the application of telecommunications ideas to an understanding of parts of the nervous system. Together with Steve Redman, with guidance from the Professor of Physiology, Lampard made major contributions in the neurosciences and in muscle physiology. He received many honours and awards throughout his career, most notably in 1977 when he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. The Douglas Lampard Electrical Engineering Research Medal for the best PhD thesis in any year was instituted in his honour.