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SPIE names 62 new Fellows of the Society in 2010

09 February 2010

BELLINGHAM, WA, USA - SPIE will promote 62 new Fellows of the Society this year in recognition of the significant scientific and technical contributions of each in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. SPIE Fellows are honored for their technical achievements, and for their service to the optics and photonics community and to SPIE in particular. More than 800 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society's inception in 1955.

"The annual recognition of Fellows provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge Members for their outstanding technical contributions and service to SPIE." says Ralph James, SPIE President.

Fellows are recognized at SPIE meetings of their choice throughout the year. This year, new Fellows are scheduled to be inducted at SPIE Advanced Lithography, SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, SPIE Photonics Europe, the SPIE Optics + Photonics annual Awards Banquet, and other SPIE meetings. A recent luncheon was held at SPIE Photonics West to acknowledge 26 of the new Fellows.

"The 2010 Fellows are recognized for distinguished achievements in optics, photonics and SPIE leadership. Congratulations to them all," said Roxann Engelstad, chair of the 2009 SPIE Fellows Committee. "The Fellows Committee continues to encourage the nominations of deserving candidates for next year's awards."

For a complete listing and photos of the 2010 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

SPIE the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, and supports scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world.

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