Jay Kumler, responsible for Jenoptik´s Optics Business in the US, was honored in March 2011 as a SPIE-Fellow for his achievements in optical design and fabrication. SPIE is the international Society for Optics and Photonics, based in Bellingham, Washington, USA.
SPIE appreciates Kumler as a prominent researcher in optical design for hyperspectral imaging, ultraviolet corrected photography lenses, fisheye lenses, wide angle projection lenses for flat screens, cameras for detection of biohazards, tracking telescopes, and image intensified cameras.
This year SPIE honored 67 new Fellows. Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, and to SPIE in particular. More than 800 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society’s inception in 1955.
His service to SPIE includes serving as a co-chair of SPIE Optifab Conference since 2007,
a member of the SPIE Finance Committee, and a member of the SPIE Corporate and Exhibitor Committee since 2005. Kumler currently is the chair of the SPIE CEC committee and is member of the SPIE Board of Directors. Kumler has also contributed to many SPIE conferences in the area of optical design and advanced metrology technology.
SPIE (founded as Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers) the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, and supports scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world.