SPIE Professional April 2010
SPIE has promoted 62 SPIE members as new Fellows of the Society this year in recognition of their significant scientific and technical contributions in optics, photonics, and imaging.
"The annual recognition of Fellows provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge members for their service to SPIE and their outstanding technical contributions," SPIE President Ralph James said in announcing the selection.
This year's honorees include a large group of European industrialists, researchers, academics, and innovators, as well as leading scientists from Asia, North America, South America, and elsewhere.
SPIE Fellow Charles Townes (right) presented best student paper awards at LASE to Elvis Mujagic, Jens Thomas, and Kai Kuetemeyer (left to right holding certificates). Also pictured are LASE Symposium chairs Donald Harter and Peter Herman.
New Fellows are recognized at SPIE meetings of their choice throughout the year. This year, new Fellows are scheduled to be inducted in April at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing and SPIE Photonics Europe, the SPIE Optics + Photonics annual awards banquet in August, and at other SPIE meetings. Many were also acknowledged at SPIE Photonics West and SPIE Advanced Lithography.
"The 2010 Fellows are recognized for distinguished achievements in optics, photonics and SPIE leadership. Congratulations to them all," said Roxann Engelstad, 2009 chair of the SPIE Fellows Committee.
"The Fellows Committee continues to encourage the nominations of deserving candidates for next year's awards," she added.
The deadline for nominating an SPIE Fellow for 2011 is 15 September 2010.
NOTE: An incorrect photo of new SPIE Fellow Hooman Mohseni appears in the April 2010 print edition of SPIE Professional magazine. Mohseni, associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and principal investigator in the Bio-Inspired Sensors and Optoelectronics Lab at Northwestern University (USA), was promoted to SPIE Fellow in recognition of achievements in novel heterojunction photon detectors. He has served as a program committee member, symposium co-chair, and keynote speaker for several SPIE events. His photo appears at right. SPIE Professional regrets the error.