BELLINGHAM, Wash. and CARDIFF, Wales, Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 150 SPIE members elevated to the rank of SPIE Senior Member this year are being recognized for their professional experience, technical leadership, and active involvement with SPIE and the optics community.
This year's cohort includes optics and photonics experts from across the globe, including the first Icelander, Karl Gudmundsson of the University of Iceland, to be named an SPIE Senior Member. A full list of this year's honorees is at www.spie.org/x19144.xml.
SPIE President Glenn Boreman of University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Plasmonics Inc. congratulated the new Senior Members and thanked the subcommittee that recommended the 150 promotions to the SPIE Board of Directors.
SPIE Fellow Anita Mahadevan-Jansen of Vanderbilt University, chair of the SPIE Membership and Communities Committee, chaired the subcommittee selecting the new Senior Members.
The SPIE Senior Member recognition program began in 2008 as a way to recognize active members earlier in their careers and from a broader constituency.
Nominations for the 2018 cohort of SPIE Senior Members will be accepted through 15 March 2018.
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 nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2016, SPIE provided more than $4 million in support of education and outreach programs. www.spie.org