ECE Professor Ian Ferguson has been elected as a SPIE Fellow for 2009. He is one of 59 new Fellows who are being honored for their contributions to the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging.

SPIE Fellows are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, and to SPIE in particular. Dr. Ferguson is being recognized specifically for his pioneering contributions to the development of III-V materials and devices for solid state lighting, detectors, and solar cell applications.

During his career, he has held many conference leadership roles with SPIE and the Materials Research Society. Dr. Ferguson is also the founder of the International Conference in Solid State Lighting, which has been held for the last eight years.

A member of the ECE faculty since 2001, Dr. Ferguson specializes in microsystems, in addition to optics and photonics.