Dr. Kathleen Vaeth, Director of OLED UX, Elected as 2022 Optica Fellow

December 6, 2021

Dr. Kathleen Vaeth, Director of OLED UX, has been selected as a 2022 Optica Fellow for her work with OLED technologies, industrial R&D and business development in industrial imaging, MEMS, and organic lasers.

Originally published by Optica

The Optica (formerly OSA) Board of Directors recently elected 106 members from 24 countries to the Society’s 2022 Fellows Class. Fellows are selected based on several factors, including distinguished contributions to education, research, engineering, business and serving the community.

“Congratulations to the 2022 Optica Fellows,” said 2021 President Connie Chang-Hasnain, Whinnery Chair Professor Emerita of EECS at University of California, Berkeley, USA.  “These members exemplify what it means to be a leader in optics and photonics. Your election, by your peers, confirms the important contributions made within our field. Thank you for your dedication to Optica, and for advancing the science of light.”

2022 Elected Fellows:

Kathleen M. Vaeth
For key contributions to industrial R&D and business development in industrial imaging, OLED technologies, MEMS, and organic lasers

Fellows are Optica members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The Fellow Members Committee, led by Saša Bajt, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany, reviewed a record 262 nominations submitted by current Fellows. The Committee extends their thanks to all of this year’s nominators and references. As Fellows can account for no more than 10 percent of the total membership, the election process is highly competitive. Candidates are recommended by the Fellow Members Committee and then submitted for review and approval by the Awards Council and Board of Directors.

The new Optica Fellows will be honored at the Society’s conferences and events throughout 2022.

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