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Sunney Xie among newly named members of National Academy of Sciences

06 May 2011

SPIE Life Member Sunney Xie, Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, is among 72 new members named this week by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Individuals are selected by NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Xie is author of nearly 60 SPIE conference presentations, most recently at SPIE Photonics West on stimulated Raman scattering microscopy and related topics. He also published recent articles in the SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics, and has served on program committees for 14 SPIE conferences, including the conference on Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences at SPIE Photonics West.

Also named among the new NAS members are:

  • Jun Ye, Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Fellow of JILA, and adjoint professor of physics, University of Colorado, Boulder. Ye is program committee member and author in the upcoming SPIE Optics and Photonics conference on Time and Frequency Metrology, and has chaired the conference at SPIE Photonics West on Laser Frequency Stabilization, Standards, Measurement, and Applications.
  • George Rieke, Regents Professor of Astronomy, and deputy director, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona. He has authored 38 conference presentations for SPIE publications, most recently from SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010, and served on several program committees for conferences related to infrared technology.
  • Edward Wright, David Saxon Presidential Chair in Physics and professor of physics and astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, author of more than two dozen SPIE publications, most recently several at SPIE Optics and Photonics 2010 on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Mission.

Read the full NAS announcement.