New SPIE Fellows

SPIE names 33 Fellows for 2016.

01 April 2016

Thirty-three SPIE members have been named Fellows of the Society this year. The SPIE Fellow ranking recognizes their significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging as well as their service to the Society and the greater community.

The new SPIE Fellows are now among more than 1000 who have been named since the Society was founded in 1955.

“Our new Fellows exemplify the full diversity of the photonics community,” said SPIE Fellows Committee chair Majid Rabbani. “They truly are an elite group. I congratulate them all for their outstanding contributions and am honored to associate with these impressive researchers and innovators.”

photo of LiebermanSPIE President Robert Lieberman (right) joined in congratulating the 2016 SPIE Fellows. “Each of the distinguished individuals being recognized this year as Fellows of SPIE has served the society admirably,” Lieberman said, “whether through organizing conferences, making important and useful research available via their publications, sharing knowledge and skills as course instructors, mentoring the next generation, or numerous other ways.

“They are among the most outstanding scientists, engineers, innovators, and visionaries in our field’s global community, and SPIE is enriched by their participation,” he said. “I congratulate each new Fellow, and look forward to following their further accomplishments.”

New Fellows are recognized at SPIE meetings of their choice throughout the year, including Photonics West, Advanced Lithography, Medical Imaging, Smart Structures/NDE, Photonics Europe, Defense + Commercial Sensing, and Optics + Photonics.

The deadline for nominating a colleague for promotion to SPIE Fellow for 2017 is 15 September 2016. New SPIE Fellows must be SPIE Senior Members.

The deadline for nominating colleagues for Senior Member promotion is 15 April.

  • See all the new Fellows and find more information on eligibility criteria.

graphic for SPIE AWARDSNominations are also open for annual SPIE awards.

All nominations for the 2017 SPIE annual awards are due 1 June. A complete nomination packet includes a brief citation as well as a one-page narrative on the nominee’s accomplishments, a curriculum vitae, and at least two letters of reference from someone other than the nominator.

More information on SPIE awards.

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