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Multiple SPIE members elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Among the new electees - who will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. - are five SPIE members

22 February 2018

National Academy of Engineering President C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., announced 83 new NAE members and 16 foreign members earlier this month. Among the new electees - who will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on 30 September - are five SPIE members:

  • SPIE lifetime member and 2018 OPTO Symposium Chair Constance Jui-Hua Chang-Hasnain, for contributions to wavelength tunable diode lasers and multiwavelength laser arrays.
  • SPIE member Ming-Jun Li, for product and process inventions and commercial innovations in optical fiber design and transmission systems.
  • SPIE Fellow and SPIE Past President Robert Lieberman, for innovation, development, and deployment of optical biosensors, physical sensors, and chemical sensors, and for support of international education in optical technologies.
  • SPIE Fellow Peter Trefonas III, for invention of photoresist materials and microlithography methods underpinning multiple generations of microelectronics.
  • SPIE Fellow Lihong Wang, for inventions in photoacoustic microscopy enabling functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging in vivo.

According to an NAE statement, "election to the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to ‘engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature' and to ‘the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing and/or implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.'"

Election to the NAE includes opportunities to participate in and contribute to National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine workshops and reports, on issues ranging from national security and energy distribution, to educating future engineers.

For more information, read the NEA press release.