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SPIE Professional October 2012

SPIE promotes 122 to Senior Member

Active involvement, outreach, and participation with SPIE and the optics community distinguish this year’s 122 colleagues who have been promoted to SPIE Senior Member.

SPIE Senior MemberThe new Senior Members are being honored for their impressive contributions to SPIE and the optics community through education, volunteering, promoting the optics and photonics industry, technical leadership, and/or technical accomplishments.

Daniel Desjardins from the U.S. Air Force Research Lab is among the new Senior Members recognized for ongoing service and involvement with SPIE, specifically in events and publications. Desjardins has participated in conference committees for unattended ground, sea, and air sensor technologies as well as display technologies and their defense applications at the annual SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing symposium since 2008.

He has also served as both a conference and session chair and authored 19 papers dating back to 1995. His book, Displays for Defense Applications, is expected to be published by SPIE Press by the end of the year.

Among the 21 Europeans in the 2012 class of Senior Members is a strong representation from Scandinavia.

N. Asger Mortensen and Anders Kristensen, professors at the Technical University of Denmark, both have a long list of contributions to SPIE publications and events.

Mortensen, recognized for achievements in photonic crystal fibers, plasmonics, and metamaterials, recently served on the program committee for the Nanostructured Thin Films conference at SPIE Optics + Photonics. Kristensen, with technical achievements in optofluidics and microfluidic dye lasers, served as chair for a session on lasers at the Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies conference at SPIE Photonics West this year.

The first-ever SPIE Senior Member from Norway, Johannes Helm, senior engineer at the University of Oslo, also has a 20-year history of involvement with SPIE, including authoring and presenting nine papers at SPIE Photonics West and IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging.

Each year, the SPIE Board of Directors reviews a list of recommended candidates for Senior Member based on established criteria which includes at least five years of continuous membership, 10 years of professional experience, and five years of significant technical performance based on contributions to SPIE or in related fields.

Nominations for the 2013 class of SPIE Senior Members will be accepted through 2 April.

More information: spie.org/seniormember.

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DOI: 10.1117/2.4201210.18

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