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SPIE Optical Metrology Event News

SPIE Optical Metrology

13-16 May 2013
Munich, Germany

Munich scenes

Nearly 400 scientists, engineers, researchers and applications and product developers attended SPIE Optical Metrology 2013, the field's premier conference in Europe. The event was presented at the International Conference Centre Munich as part of the World of Photonics Congress.

Symposium Chairs were Wolfgang Osten, Universität Stuttgart; Karsten Buse, Fraunhofer-Institut für Physikalische Messtechnik; and Andrew Moore, Heriot-Watt University.

Conference topics included:

  • Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection
  • Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology
  • Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology
  • Videometrics, Range Imaging, and Applications
  • Optical Methods for Inpsection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials
  • Automated Visual Inspection.


Driving change

Optical Metrology plenary speaker Wim Coene and chair Wolfgang Osten

Optical metrology is well qualified as a valuable metrology technique for the photolithographic industry, because it is fast and nondestructive with respect to the patterns written in the photo-resist layer, and because it offers high precision, said Wim Coene of ASML Research in his plenary talk at the start of the conference; above, Coene, at left with symposium chair adn SPIE Fellow Wolfgang Osten.


Leadership networking

SPIE Student and Fellows luncheon

A well-attended luncheon provided an opportunity for students attending a day-long SPIE Student Chapter leadership workshop to meet and talk with SPIE Fellows.

SPIE Student and Fellows luncheon

Alex Vitkin and Katarina Svanberg

Above, new Fellow of SPIE Alex Vitkin (Ontario Cancer Institute) was recognized by SPIE Past President Katarina Svanberg(Lund University and South China Normal University).

SPIE Students and Fellows

Above, from left, are SPIE Past President María Yzuel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), SPIE Fellow Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop (University of Queensland), SPIE Student Chapter President Andrea Liliana Pacheco Tobo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá), Photonics21 Young Ambassador for Photonics Education Jana Huisman (Universität Bonn), and SPIE Past President Katarina Svanberg (Lund University and South China Normal University).

 Student workshop at SPIE Optical Metrology

Students participating in the leadership workshop gather for a group photo.


Getting it right: scientific writing

Jean-Luc Doumont

Jean-Luc Doumont of Principiae bvba facilitated a leadeship workshop for students and presented workshops on vital skills for science professionals; above, Doumont lectures on writing effective papers.


Canadian presence

Canada's strong applied photonics industry was well-represented at their stand on the World of Photonics exhibit floor. Among those present at a reception at the stand were:

Jennifer Decker and Robert Corriveau

Jennifer Decker, Counsellor, Science and Technology, Canadian Embassy, Berlin, and the chair of several previous SPIE conferences in optical metrology; and  Robert Corriveau, president and executive director of the Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations and a member of the SPIE Engineering, Science, and Technology Policy (ESTeP) Committee.

Doug James and Paul Corkum

Douglas James, president of the board of directors of the Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations, and Paul Corkum, director of the Attosecond Science Program at National Research Council Canada, and a conference chair, author, and featured speaker at past SPIE events.



Among awards activity in Munich was presentation of the WLT (German Scientific Laser Society) Prize by WLT President Andreas Ostendorf (Ruhr- Universität Bochum), at right below, to Andreas Brückner (Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik). Ostendorf is a Fellow of SPIE and chairs a conference on nanophotonics at SPIE Europe; Brückner has also participated in SPIE meetings in Europe.

Andreas Brückner, Andreas Ostendorf


Munich in May!

Attendees took advantage of time off to enjoy the city in a variety of ways.

Munich scenes

Munich scenes

Munich scenes