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SPIE Professional January 2012

SPIE members honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

Several SPIE members are among those being honored by U.S. President Barack Obama with the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers this year.

The Presidential Early Career Awards embody the high priority the Obama administration places on producing outstanding scientists and engineers to advance the nation's goals, tackle grand challenges, and contribute to the American economy, the White House announcement said.

The SPIE members honored at a White House ceremony:

Aydogan Ozcan Aydogan Ozcan (University of California, Los Angeles)

Lan Yang Lan Yang (Washington University in St. Louis)

Gang Logan Liu Gang Logan Liu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Michael Escuti Michael Escuti (North Carolina State University)

Ozcan, Yang, and Escuti are authors of papers to be presented at SPIE Photonics West in January, and Ozcan and his team will present at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing in April. Liu recently authored a paper at SPIE Optics + Photonics.

Hear Ozcan talk about his lab's work in a SPIE Newsroom video spie.org/ozcan1. Read more about the team's work at spie.org/ozcan2.

Have a question or comment about this article? Write to us at spieprofessional@spie.org.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201201.28

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