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SPIE names 67 new Fellows of the Society in 2011

03 January 2011

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- SPIE will promote 67 new Fellows of the Society this year, to recognize the significant scientific and technical contributions of each in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. SPIE Fellows are honored for their technical achievements, and for their service to the general optics community and to SPIE in particular. More than 900 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society's inception in 1955.

"The annual recognition of Fellows provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge Members for their outstanding technical contributions and service to SPIE," said Katarina Svanberg, 2011 SPIE President.

Fellows are recognized at SPIE meetings of their choice throughout the year. This year, new Fellows are scheduled to be inducted at SPIE Photonics West, SPIE Advanced Lithography, SPIE Smart Structures, SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, the SPIE Optics + Photonics annual Awards Banquet, and other SPIE meetings.

"The 2011 Fellows are recognized for distinguished achievements in optics, photonics and SPIE leadership. Congratulations to them all," said Roxann Engelstad, chair of the 2010 SPIE Fellows Committee. "The Fellows Committee continues to encourage the nominations of deserving candidates for next year's awards."

For a complete listing and photos of the 2011 SPIE Fellows visit http://spie.org/x32.xml.

For a complete listing of all SPIE Fellows visit http://spie.org/x38.xml.

For a Fellows nomination form and criteria visit http://spie.org/x1162.xml.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, and supports scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world.


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