SPIE Member recognition

Members making a difference in the optics and photonics community

Each year, SPIE honors Members of distinction who have made significant contributions to the optics and photonics community through their professional experience, active involvement with SPIE, and personal accomplishments. Explore the Senior Member and Fellow programs and the accompanying SPIE Awards program to learn how you can get involved. 

Distinguished Members of SPIE

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SPIE Senior Members smiling at a Member Reception event

Recognize an SPIE colleague

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SPIE Awards program

Rewarding the extraordinary

In addition to Member programs, since 1959, SPIE has honored excellence in optics and photonics for significant achievements and contributions in advancing the science of light. More than 20 individuals receive SPIE Awards each year.