Jules Jaffe is a research oceanographer in the Marine Physical Laboratory of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He has developed a number of underwater imaging systems that have offered unique views of a variety of living organisms in the ocean.
In this plenary talk at SPIE Optics + Photonics, he describes his past and ongoing projects, including the optical imaging system used to locate the Titanic in 1985 and the recent development an underwater 3D video rate microscope.
Jaffe is a Fellow of the American Acoustical Society and a past recipient of a National Science Foundation Creativity Award. He has been at Scripps since 1988, and was previously an associate scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.