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SPIE names 59 new Fellows of the Society

22 January 2009

SPIE Fellows

BELLINGHAM, WA, USA -- SPIE has announced the election of 59 members as Fellows of the Society in 2009.

"The annual recognition of Fellows provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge outstanding members for their service to the general optics community," says Maria Yzuel, SPIE President.

Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, and to SPIE in particular. More than 500 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society's inception in 1955.

"This year's Fellows are a very talented group representing a broad range of optics and photonics technologies. The Fellows Committee congratulates them and urges our colleagues to continue to nominate other members next year," said James Harrington, chair of the 2008 SPIE Fellows Committee.

Fellows are recognized at SPIE meetings of their choice throughout the year. This year, new Fellows are scheduled to be inducted at SPIE Photonics West, SPIE Advanced Lithography, SPIE Defense, Security and SensingSPIE Optics + Photonics, and other SPIE meetings.

For a complete listing and photos of the 2009 SPIE Fellows visit http://spie.org/x32.xml.

For a complete listing of all SPIE Fellows visit http://spie.org/x38.xml.

For a Fellows nomination form and criteria visit http://spie.org/x1162.xml.

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