James G. Grote, Principal Electronics Research Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, has been selected as an AFRL Fellow.
Grote is symposium chair of the NanoScience and Engineering conferences at the SPIE Optics and Photonics event next month in San Diego, CA, and a member of the SPIE Board of Directors. He has been a Fellow of SPIE since 2001. He has been symposium chair, conference chair, and program committee member for numerous conferences at SPIE Photonics West as well as Optics and Photonics and SPIE Europe Security and Defence, and has authored more than 70 papers for SPIE.
The AFRL Fellows Program recognizes the laboratory's most outstanding scientists and engineers exceptional career accomplishments in research and development. Selection as an AFRL Fellow is the laboratory's highest award. The selection rate is restricted to 0.2 percent of the professional technical staff per year and 4 percent total. Fellows status is a lifetime award.