Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Boys, a previous joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize, who was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science in the New Year Honours list for 2015.

Distinguished Professor Boys and Professor Grant Covic, both from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering, received the 2013 Prime Minister’s Science Prize for their pioneering work in Wireless Power Transfer.

The technology developed by Professors Boys and Covic is used throughout the world, from factories that depend on automated systems or clean-room environments, to charging electric vehicles (EV).

Read more about the team’s winning science Wireless Power Transfer