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Guillermo Kaufmann is the recipient of the 2016 ICO Galileo Galilei Award

02 December 2016

Guillermo Kaufmann
Guillermo Kaufmann

SPIE Fellow Guillermo Kaufmann, head of the Optical Metrology Lab at Instituto de Física Rosario (Argentina), has received the 2016 Galileo Galilei Award from the International Commission for Optics (ICO).

The ICO Galileo Galilei Award acknowledges the promotion of optics under difficult circumstances, such as challenging economic or social conditions or lack of access to scientific or technical facilities or sources of information. Outstanding contributions in the field of optics includes fundamental scientific questions or problems, or research or development of optical methods or devices, or scientific or technical leadership in the establishment of regional optical centers. Kaufmann was recognized for the development of novel speckle interferometry techniques and their application in experimental mechanics, materials technology, and nondestructive testing.

Kaufmann was the 2015 recipient of the SPIE Chandra Vikram Award in Optical Metrology and has been a Fellow of the Society since 2002. He has served as conference chair, symposium chair, and on review and program committees at SPIE events, and has published over 20 articles in Optical Engineering.

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