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Press Releases

Press releases featuring the latest activity about SPIE events, pro bono, policy and partnership activities are listed chronologically and archived by year.

 
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13 February 2019
Future of Optics and Photonics Shines Bright as 23,000 Researchers, Engineers, Buyers, and Suppliers Attend SPIE Photonics West 2019

From Saturday, 2 February, through Thursday, 7 February, San Francisco's Moscone Center showcased the latest in light-based science and technologies from across the globe. More than 23,000 registered attendees explored the world's largest technical and industry program at the 2019 SPIE Photonics West symposium, while more than 1,350 exhibitors packed the sold-out exhibition floor, making this the biggest Photonics West to date.

11 February 2019
Office-based, Non-invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment Is Top Winner of 2019 SPIE Startup Challenge at Photonics West

A technology company that aims to shift prostate-cancer treatment from an invasive surgical setting to a brief, office-based visit, won the top award at the 9th annual SPIE Startup Challenge at Photonics West on Wednesday, 6 February.

06 February 2019
SPIE and Photonics Media Prism Awards Recognize Groundbreaking Light-based Innovations in Ten Categories

Yesterday, at the annual Prism Awards, an evening invitation-only event held during the Photonics West Symposium in San Francisco, SPIE and Photonics Media, honored the best new optics and photonics products on the market.

05 February 2019
Sarah Bohndiek Wins 2019 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics presented Professor Sarah Elizabeth Bohndiek with a 2019 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award today. Bohndiek was recognized at the SPIE Fellows Luncheon during the Society's annual Photonics West Symposium in San Francisco.

05 February 2019
Innovator of Education in Optics Rick Trebino Wins the 2019 SPIE Maria J. Yzuel Educator Award

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics presented SPIE Fellow and Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology Rick Trebino with its 2019 SPIE Maria J. Yzuel Educator Award today for outstanding contributions to optics education. Trebino was recognized at the SPIE Fellows Luncheon during the Society's annual Photonics West Symposium in San Francisco.

03 February 2019
Samuel Achilefu’s Groundbreaking Translational Work Wins the 2019 SPIE Britton Chance Award in Biomedical Optics

Yesterday evening, at the BiOS Hot Topics session during Photonics West, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, honored Dr. Samuel Achilefu with its 2019 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. The award recognizes the transformative advancements in optical and molecular imaging in Achilefu's research - work that has pushed the boundaries of cancer care and treatment - as well as the clinical translation of his technologies to improve patient care. During the same session, Achilefu gave the keynote address, "Power of Light to See and Treat Cancer."

03 February 2019
Stephen Boppart Wins the 2019 Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

Yesterday, at the BiOS Hot Topics session during Photonics West in San Francisco, SPIE, the international society for optics photonics, honored Stephen Boppart with its 2019 Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award.

28 January 2019
Advanced Photonics, a New SPIE-CLP Open-Access Journal, Publishes Its First Issue

Today SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Chinese Laser Press (CLP), published the inaugural issue of Advanced Photonics, a collaborative, open-access journal, featuring the most impactful fundamental and applied research across optics and photonics technologies.

16 January 2019
SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Honors Three With Best Paper Awards

Exceptional articles in interdisciplinary applications, theoretical innovation, and photo-optical instrumentation design in the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing have been given best paper awards. The honorees were selected by the journal's editorial board.

14 January 2019
SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, Announces 2019 Society Awards

The Awards Committee of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, today announced the recipients of its prestigious annual awards. Honoring transformative advancements in medical and molecular imaging, attosecond science, and infrared instrumentation to seminal work in biomedical optics, the Society's awards recognize technical accomplishments as well as committed service to SPIE and the support of its organizational mission.

10 January 2019
SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, Submits Its Comments on the US Government’s ANPRM on How to Control Emerging Technology

SPIE CEO Kent Rochford has submitted comments on behalf of SPIE, responding to the U.S. Department of Commerce's 19 November, 2018, advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), "Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technologies."

08 January 2019
2019 SPIE Startup Challenge Semi-Finalists to Showcase Photonics Innovations in Healthcare, Lasers, Wearables, and IoT

Thirty-five photonics business startups from seven countries will participate in the 2019 SPIE Startup Challenge semi-finals, held during SPIE Photonics West on 5 February. On 6 February, six finalists will compete for cash prizes from Jenoptik as well as for business support from Challenge partners and sponsors.

07 January 2019
SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, Announces Its 2019 Fellows

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, welcomes 88 Members as new Fellows of the Society this year. They are honored for their technical achievements, and for their service to the optics community and to SPIE.