SPIE Immediate Past President Eustace Dereniak (College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona) was among featured speakers in the 11th International Conference on Correlation Optics at Chernivtsi National University (above), Ukraine, 18-21 September. SPIE was Cooperating Organization for the event.
Also among invited speakers were SPIE Past President James Wyant (College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona) and SPIE Fellows Pierre Chavel (Institut d'Optique), Yeshaiahu Fainman (University of California San Diego), Ari Friberg (University of Eastern Finland), Min Gu (Swinburne University of Technology), Vladimir Lukin (V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics), Antoni Rogalski (Military University of Technology), Tomasz Szoplik (University of Warsaw) and Valentin Vlad (National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania).
Conference topics covered informative content of statistical optical fields, optical correlation devices based on diffractive optical elements, optical correlation diagnostics, interferometry and microscopy of rough surfaces and random media, and new applications of correlation optics in biology and medicine.
Dereniak was among guests including conference chairman Oleg Angelsky at a dinner sponsored by the university's president, Karachevtsev Artem.
Earlier in the week, Dereniak also visited the SPIE Student Chapter of Ivan Franko National University of L'viv, where he presented a talk on "Novel imaging spectrometers."
From left are Rostyslav Bilyy (alumnus and first president of the student chapter, from 2005 to 2007), Vasyl Syrvatka (secretary), Tanya Dumych (vice president), Andriy Tomin (past president), Alexander Bilyi (chapter advisor), and Dereniak. Not pictured is chapter president Marta Overchuk. The group is based in the Biomedical Institute of L'viv University.