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SPIE names 32 new Fellows of the Society in 2016

Honorees hail from multiple countries, multiple disciplines

07 January 2016

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA, and CARDIF, UK -- Thirty-two members of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, have been named Fellows of the Society this year. The honor recognizes their significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging as well as their service to the Society and the greater community.

Majid Rabbani
Majid Rabbani
2016 SPIE President Robert Lieberman
Robert Lieberman

The new SPIE Fellows are now among more than 1,000 who have been named since the Society was founded in 1955.

"Our new Fellows exemplify the full diversity of the photonics community" said SPIE Fellows Committee chair Majid Rabbani, Eastman Distinguished Fellow and technology manager at Eastman Kodak Research Labs, and adjunct associate professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. "They truly are an elite group. I congratulate them all for their outstanding contributions, and am honored to associate with this impressive researchers and innovators."

SPIE President Robert Lieberman (Lumoptix, LLC) joined in congratulating the 2016 SPIE Fellows.

"Each of the distinguished individuals being recognized this year as Fellows of SPIE has served the society admirably, whether through organizing conferences, making important and useful research available via their publications, sharing knowledge and skills as course instructors, mentoring the next generation, or numerous other ways," Lieberman said. "They are among the most outstanding scientists, engineers, innovators, and visionaries in our field's global community, and SPIE is enriched by their participation. I congratulate each new Fellow, and look forward to following their further accomplishments."

New Fellows are recognized at SPIE meetings of their choice throughout the year. This year, new Fellows are scheduled to be honored at SPIE events including Photonics West, Advanced Lithography, Medical Imaging, Smart Structures/NDE, Photonics Europe, Defense and Commercial Sensing, and Optics and Photonics

A complete list and photos of the 2016 SPIE Fellows are at www.spie.org/fellows. A list of all SPIE Fellows is at www.spie.org/x38.xml, and nomination information is at www.spie.org/x1162.xml.

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 support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. In 2015, SPIE provided more than $5.2 million in support of education and outreach programs.



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