SPIE has named 76 new Fellows of the Society this year, recognizing the significant scientific and technical contributions of each in optics, photonics, and imaging.
SPIE Fellows are honored for their technical achievements, for their service to the general optics community, and their service
to SPIE in particular.
The 2014 Fellows exemplify the full diversity of the photonics community and represent 18 different countries on five continents.
Their affiliations “encompass the full range of academia, industry, and government labs and institutes,” said SPIE Fellows Committee chair Majid Rabbani of Eastman Kodak Research Labs and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Rabbani noted that the expertise of the new Fellows spans the fields of astronomy, biomedicine, electronic imaging, holography, lasers, optoelectronics, smart materials, nanomaterials, nonlinear optics and more. “Congratulations to them all for their outstanding contributions,” he said.
SPIE President H. Philip Stahl, senior optical physicist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, also extended personal congratulations to each of the new SPIE Fellows for their exceptional professional achievements, outstanding contributions to the optics community, and service to SPIE.
“They are our society’s role models and mentors,” Stahl said. “As a graduate student and junior engineer, I looked up to those with the Fellow ribbon below their name badge at conferences, and I continue to admire the accomplishments of SPIE Fellows and appreciate their contributions. I welcome our 76 newest Fellows.”
This year’s honorees include the first female Fellow from Taiwan, Ray-Hua Horng of National Chung Hsing University who is being recognized for achievements in optoelectronic applied science and engineering.
At left is SPIE President-Elect Toyohiko Yatagai.
Fellows are recognized at SPIE meetings of their choice throughout the year. This year, new Fellows are being inducted at SPIE Photonics West, SPIE Medical Imaging, SPIE Advanced Lithography, and SPIE Smart Structures/NDE.
They are also scheduled to be honored at SPIE DSS, SPIE Photonics Europe, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, and SPIE Optics + Photonics.
Note: An incorrect photo of Stephen Payne was published in the print edition of SPIE Professional. The correct photo is at right. We regret the error.
SPIE Fellow nominations due 15 September
The SPIE Fellows Committee will accept nominations for the next class of SPIE Fellows through 15 September.
Nominees will be evaluated on their technical accomplishments in optics, photonics, and imaging, including publications and patents; service to the general optics community in the form of volunteer work at science fairs, service as an editor or technical reviewer, etc.; and service to SPIE.
Eligibility requires 10 years of cumulative SPIE membership, excluding student membership.
Nominations of members working in industry are encouraged.
Nomination materials for candidates who are not elected the first time they are nominated are automatically considered in the next two years.
Learn more about SPIE Fellows.
Senior Member nomination deadline: 15 April
The deadline for SPIE Senior Member nominations has been extended until 15 April.
Eligibility for promotion to the rank of SPIE Senior Member requires five years of cumulative membership, excluding student membership.
Prospective Senior Members must also have made significant contributions to the Society, to the general optics and photonics community, and/or through technical, entrepreneurial, management, or educational accomplishments.