SPIE's 59 new Fellows will be recognized for their achievements at SPIE meetings throughout the year, beginning with SPIE Photonics West.
Fifteen new Fellows were honored at a luncheon at SPIE Photonics West 27 January: Francesco Baldini, Steve Boppart, Julian Bristow, Zhongping Chen, Thomas Dickinson, Jesper Glückstad, Claire Max, Risto Myllylä, Boon Ooi, Jacobus Oschmann, Andreas Ostendorf, Stanley Pau, and Alfred Vogel.
"The annual recognition of Fellows provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge outstanding members for their service to the general optics community," SPIE President Maria Yzuel said.
SPIE Fellows are SPIE members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement and service to the optics community and to SPIE in particular.
More than 500 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society's inception in 1955.
"This year's Fellows are a very talented group representing a broad range of optics and photonics technologies. The Fellows Committee congratulates them and urges our colleagues to continue to nominate other members next year," said James Harrington, chair of the 2008 SPIE Fellows Committee.
Luncheon speaker Mario Paniccia (right), Intel Fellow and director of Photonics Technology Labs, described breakthroughs in development of the ability to make optics in silicon photonics, a technology with promise to dramatically cut costs and increase computing power.
The complete list of new SPIE Fellows can be found at the link below and will be listed in the April 2009 issue of SPIE Professional magazine.