Regents' Professor, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery
John C. H. Spence completed a PhD in Physics at Melbourne University in 1972, followed by a postdoc at Oxford UK. He received the Distinguished Scientist award of the Microscopy Society of America for 2006, the Buerger Award of the American Crystallographic Society in 2012, the J.M. Cowley Medal of the International Federation of Societies of Microscopy for 2014, the Burton Medal of MSA and a Humbolt Senior Scientist award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the Microscopy Society of American, of the Institute of Physics (UK), and of Churchill College Cambridge, UK. He was Co-Editor of Acta Cryst (A) for North America (Diffraction Physics, 1990-2000) and is Main Editor of IUCRJ (XFEL Science). He has served on Scientific Advisory Committees at LBNL and is a member of the DOE BESAC Committee. He was chair of the International Union of Crystallography Commission on Electron Diffraction, a member of the IUCr commission on Charge, Spin and Momentum densities. A Festschrift volume of Ultramic appeared in July 2011. The X-ray laser structural biology work with our collaborators was ranked among the top ten scientific breakthroughs of 2012 by Science magazine.