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SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, announces its 2021 Fellows

Date Announced: 18 Jan 2021

In a year which continues to see diversification across geography, gender, and photonics-related professions, the Society welcomes 57 new Fellow Members.
BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — This year, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, welcomes 57 Members as new Fellows of the Society. They join their Fellow Member colleagues in being honored for their technical achievements, as well as for their service to the optics and photonics community and to SPIE.

Fellows are Members of the Society who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. Since the Society's inception in 1955, nearly 1,600 SPIE Members have become Fellows.

The notable inductees hail from Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States. This year's cohort also encompasses particularly robust industry representation, including Optimax Systems' Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Grant Drone Solutions' Barbara Grant, Intel's Anna Lio, KLA's John Robinson, Edmund Optics' Robert Edmund, Tokyo Electron America's Mark Somervell, and OptiGrate's Vadim Smirnov.

"Our Society's Fellows represent the technical range, diversity, and ethos of SPIE," notes Chair of the SPIE Fellows Committee and Senior OEM Business Development Manager at TOPTICA Photonics Michelle Stock. "I'm delighted that we continue to diversify our Fellow Membership across geography, gender, and vocational training. With our 57 new Fellows, we celebrate the innovative technologies and scientific breakthroughs developed and generated across the optics and photonics industry by scientists and engineers in academia, industry, and government. It's been my pleasure to work with the Fellows Committee to honor these new SPIE Fellows on their contributions to SPIE and the photonics community, and it's my pleasure to recognize each one of them for their cumulative and ongoing professional successes."

New Fellows are acknowledged during the SPIE Symposium of their choice throughout the year. The complete list of the 2021 SPIE Fellows with photos is available online, along with a list of all SPIE Fellows, nomination criteria, and the SPIE Fellows nomination form.

About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves more than 258,000 constituents from 184 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2020, SPIE provided over $5.8 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources. www.spie.org.


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