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Press Releases

Press releases featuring the latest activity about SPIE events, pro bono, policy and partnership activities are listed chronologically and archived by year.

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14 February 2018
SPIE Responds to President’s FY19 Budget Request

On Monday President Trump released the administration’s FY2019 budget request. While some science agencies saw a request for significant cuts in funding, others were spared due to an addendum including additional funding for a limited set of Administration priorities

09 February 2018
Karl Andrew Stetson honored with SPIE Chandra S. Vikram Award in Optical Metrology

Karl Stetson Associates CEO honored for his work as holography pioneer

09 February 2018
Sterling J. Backus honored with SPIE Harold E. Edgerton Award

KMLabs chief scientist honored for contributions to the development of ultrafast lasers based on Ti:sapphire

08 February 2018
Imaging Platform PhotoniCare Wins Top Prize at SPIE Startup Challenge at Photonics West

A technology company that uses optical coherence tomography as a non-invasive method of diagnosing ear infections won the top award at the 8th annual SPIE Startup Challenge at Photonics West on Wednesday, 31 January.

07 February 2018
New Wave of Optics and Photonics On Display As 23,000 Registered Researchers, Engineers, Buyers, and Suppliers Converge at SPIE Photonics West 2018

Special sessions on virtual and augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, quantum technology, understanding the brain, and the frontiers of medical devices showcased the latest in industry and academic research and technologies at SPIE Photonics West 2018

01 February 2018
LiDAR, laser light module, nano-vibration sensor among winners in Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation

Ten outstanding new products from companies in four countries were named as winners in the 2018 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation at a gala banquet on 31 January during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco. The annual competition recognizes new products and inventions that break with conventional ideas, solve problems, and improve life through the generation and application of light-based technologies, and is sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Photonics Media.

29 January 2018
Laura Waller honored with SPIE Early Career Achievement Award – Academia

University of California at Berkeley associate professor honored for contributions to biomedical and industrial science through development of computational imaging hardware and software for phase retrieval, 3D imaging and partially coherent systems

29 January 2018
Paul Daniel Dapkus honored with SPIE Technology Achievement Award

University of Southern California professor honored for his pioneering work in the field of semiconductor optoelectronics

28 January 2018
Tayyaba Hasan honored with SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

Harvard Medical School and Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor honored for contributions to the field of photodynamic therapy as well as for her leadership and service to the photonics community

28 January 2018
Elizabeth Hillman honored with SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

Columbia University professor honored for her development of novel optical imaging techniques for biomedical applications

18 January 2018
2018 SPIE Startup Challenge semi-finalists chosen to pitch innovations in healthcare, imaging, and sensing

Twenty-four companies selected to compete at SPIE Startup Challenge, held during Photonics West, to share in $85,000 in prizes and business support.  Innovations include drug discovery, imaging diagnostics, food safety, and virtual reality.

17 January 2018
Inaugural $75,000 SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded to Dr. Haley Marks

SPIE Member Dr. Haley Marks, a postdoctoral researcher at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (USA), is the recipient of the inaugural SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship in Problem-Driven Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics.

13 January 2018
SPIE 2018 awards honor laser development, photonics achievements and dedication to education

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced the winners of the 2018 SPIE awards, for achievements in attosecond science, imaging hardware and software, holography, and other areas. The awards also honor individuals’ dedication to sharing knowledge through formal and informal education in areas throughout the world.

11 January 2018
SPIE announces 73 new Fellows of 2018

SPIE has promoted 73 new Fellows of the Society this year, recognizing the significant scientific and technical contributions of each in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. The new Fellows will be recognized at SPIE events of their choosing throughout the year.

10 January 2018
Once revolutionary, now dominant: OCT still shows rich potential for new applications

Special section in SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics commemorates 25 years of OCT and takes a look into the future of the noninvasive imaging modality.

05 January 2018
Molecular imaging technique successfully identifies lung nodules for resection in patient with osteosarcoma

Utility of near-infrared molecular imaging in a patient undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy for osteosarcoma has been reported by researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Purdue University.