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Tiziani and Tromberg honored with SPIE Awards

23 September 2009

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA - Two SPIE awards were recently presented at the SPIE Optics + Photonics annual Awards Banquet.

Hans J. Tiziani, Professor Emeritus at the University of Stuttgart, received the SPIE President's award in recognition of his distinguished service to the Society; including leadership and support of, and participation in SPIE technical programs, service on the SPIE Board of Directors, and comprehensive and sustained guidance on how SPIE should best serve the community in Europe.

Bruce J. Tromberg, Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Center, received the 2009 Directors' Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership as the Editor-in-Chief of the SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics

SPIE presents several yearly awards that recognize outstanding individual and team technical accomplishments and meritorious service to the Society. SPIE urges you to nominate a colleague for his or her outstanding achievements. Nominations may be made through October 1 of any given year and are considered active for three years from the submission date. Visit SPIE.org/x1164.xml for instructions and nomination forms.

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