SPIE announces 73 new Fellows of 2018

Achievements, technical contributions, and service to the Society honored with promotion to Fellow

11 January 2018

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA, and CARDIF, UK - SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, promotes seventy-three members to Fellow of the Society this year. They are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, and to SPIE in particular.

Jeffery Puschell

Jeffery Puschell
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Fellows are Members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. More than 1,300 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society's inception in 1955.

2017 chair of the Fellows Committee, Jeffery Puschell, is amazed by the contributions of the incoming fellows and is honored to be associated with them through the program.

"Once again, this year's Fellows are a testament to the interdisciplinary and diverse nature of SPIE and its members," Puschell said. " The 73 new Fellows come from a mix of academic, government, and industrial labs spanning 17 countries - including the first Fellow from Moldova.  From basic research for fundamental understandings to applied applications that impact our daily lives, the work of each of the incoming Fellows is advancing the human condition utilizing light-based technologies.  It's been my pleasure working with the Nominating Committee to recognize the work of these SPIE Members, and I applaud all of them for a record of scientific and professional success."

New Fellows are recognized at SPIE meetings of their choice throughout the year. The first group will be awarded at a luncheon at Photonics West featuring a presentation from Nobel laureate and SPIE Fellow, W.E. Moerner. Other events are scheduled for Medical Imaging, Advanced Lithography, Smart Structures and Non-Destructive Evaluation, Defense and Commercial Sensing, Photonics Europe, Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, and Optics and Photonics.

The list with photos of the 2018 SPIE Fellows is available online, along with a list of all SPIE Fellows, nomination criteria, and the SPIE Fellows nomination form.

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SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2017, SPIE provided more than $4 million in support of education and outreach programs. www.spie.org


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