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SPIE press release: Guoqiang Li

Guoqiang Li Elected SPIE Fellow

BELLINGHAM, WA, USA — 24 February 2016 -- SPIE will promote 32 new Fellows of the Society this year, to recognize the significant scientific and technical contributions of each in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. SPIE Fellows are honored for their technical achievements and for their service to the general optics community and to SPIE in particular. More than 1,200 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society’s inception in 1955.

The annual recognition of Fellows provides an opportunity for SPIE to acknowledge Members for their outstanding technical contributions and service to SPIE.

Guoqiang Li, The Ohio State University, United States, for achievements in the design, fabrication, and integration of optical and electro-optic devices.

Li’s pioneering work has had a profound impact on vision care and has generated widespread, high-profile publicity. His contributions in developing optical strategies for early detection of glaucoma and other retinal diseases have been vitally important for public health. He developed an algorithm that significantly improved the accuracy for quantitative measurement of the thickness of an optical nerve fiber layer that has been implemented in a commercial product widely used by ophthalmologists. Li took a leading role in design, fabrication, and characterization of adaptive liquid crystal lenses for vision correction. He is also working on a passive adaptive contact lens and an intraocular lens with extended depth of field.

His extensive service to the optical community is evidenced by his activity in multiple professional societies. He has chaired committees and subcommittees, organized conferences, and served as editor and reviewer. He has published extensively, with two book chapters and 90 peer-reviewed journal papers, many in prestigious publications. He has delivered more than 43 invited presentations and presented 45 additional papers at various conferences.

Li has served SPIE actively, participating as a conference session chair, reviewer, and committee member as well as contributing 45 conference papers and seven articles in Optical Engineering. He has been a member of the International Conference on Optical Instrument and Technology, a program committee member of Optomechatronic Sensors and Instrumentation IV and the International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, and session chair at Optics and Photonics.

Li’s awards include the Qiu Shi Foundation Outstanding Young Scholar Prize of Hong Kong, the Walter H. Coulter Foundation Career Award, and several awards from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves more than 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional growth, and patent precedent.