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SPIE names 75 new Fellows of the Society in 2012

28 February 2012

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- SPIE will promote 75 new Fellows of the Society this year, to recognize 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 general optics community and to SPIE in particular. More than 900 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," said Eustace Dereniak, 2012 SPIE President. "I congratulate the 2012 Fellows on their achievement."

This year's honorees include its first members elected from New Zealand and the Czech Republic and two American experts in optics who join their fathers in attaining the rank of SPIE Fellow, the first time SPIE has had any father-son pairs attain the distinction.

"The 2012 Fellows are recognized for outstanding academic achievements in optics, photonics and significant contributions in the optical community and SPIE leadership. Congratulations to them all," said Cheng-Chung Lee, chair of the 2011 SPIE Fellows Committee. "The Fellows Committee continues to encourage the nominations of deserving candidates for next year's awards."

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 Smart Structures, SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, SPIE Photonics Europe, SPIE Optics + Photonics, and other SPIE meetings.

For a complete listing and photos of the 2012 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 180,000 constituents from 168 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. SPIE provided over $2.5 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2011.


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