SPIE Professional January 2010
After a combined two decades of service as editors of Optical Engineering and the Journal of Biomedical Optics, Donald O'Shea and Bruce Tromberg take their leave with the thanks of many in the SPIE community.
"Because of Bruce and Don's dedicated efforts, the reputation and stature of these two SPIE journals have grown tremendously," said María J. Yzuel, SPIE's 2009 President.
Both editors oversaw the successful transition of their journals into the digital publishing realm, with an online peer review process, multimedia attachments, e-First publication mode, and full integration with the SPIE Digital Library.
"SPIE is fortunate to have had these two editors during this period of exciting growth," said Ralph James, SPIE's 2010 President.
Tromberg, an SPIE Fellow and member of the SPIE Board of Directors, is professor of biomedical engineering and surgery at the University of California, Irvine, and director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic. He received last year's SPIE Directors' Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biomedical Optics from 1999-2009.
The Journal of Biomedical Optics publishes papers that utilize modern optical technology for improved health care and research. It has been a leading journal in this fast-advancing field since its launch in 1996, and its annual impact factor has consistently ranked in the top five of optics journals. The number of papers published since Tromberg became editor-in-chief has increased 500%, and he instituted a series of special sections featuring "Pioneers in Biomedical Optics."
Lihong V. Wang, (left) professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (USA), is the new editor of the Journal of Biomedical Optics.
O'Shea, emeritus professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, SPIE Fellow, and a former president of SPIE, served as editor of Optical Engineering from 1998 until last year.
During that time, Optical Engineering received more than 9,300 submissions of papers reporting on the research and practical applications of optical science and engineering, published more than 5,100 papers, and established the Optical Engineering Letters section of the journal.
O'Shea, too, is a previous recipient of a SPIE Directors' Award, winning in 2004 for his exceptional service as editor, educator, and tireless volunteer for the optics community.
Ronald G. Driggers, (right) superintendent of the Optical Sciences Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, is the new editor of OE.
Call for Laser Papers
Optical Engineering will publish a special section in September commemorating the 50th anniversary of the laser.
Edited by Gregory Quarles and Yehoshua Kalisky, the special section will have peer-reviewed papers on all aspects of laser physics and laser technology.
Manuscripts are due 1 February. More information: spie.org/oelaser