SPIE has partnered with the Hillenkamp family and four international biomedical optics laboratories to establish the fellowship.
These founding labs are:
SPIE encourages enduring support of this important fellowship through partnership with other laboratories and by industry sponsorship.
Organizations can maximize visibility while increasing impact, credibility, and prestige by partnering with or sponsoring future Hillenkamp Fellows.
Please specify that your donation supports the SPIE-Hillenkamp Fellowship.
Sustaining Labs make an initial contribution of $20,000 or more to the Fellowship Fund and are recognized by SPIE on SPIE web properties as well as promotional materials used in fellowship publicity and at the Fellowship award presentation at Photonics West.
Current Sustaining Labs: The Boston University Photonics Center
Participating Labs do not make an initial contribution, but support a Fellow as a hosting lab and are recognized by SPIE on SPIE web properties as well as promotional materials used in fellowship publicity and at the fellowship award presentation at Photonics West during the year they are the hosting lab of the awarded Fellow.
Current Participating Labs: The Biomedical Optics Lab at the University of Houston
Fellows are required to spend 80 percent of their effort performing hands-on research on a specific project in the hosting lab, and 20 percent on training in translational research capability and strategy. The overarching goal is to “translate” new solutions all the way to impact in medicine. This strategy intrinsically creates new opportunities for companies in the field.