We are pleased to share that UBC Orthopaedics Assistant Professor, Dr. Babak Shadgan, has been promoted to the Fellow rank of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) as of January 2021. This is the highest academic rank offered to a limited number of Senior members of the society. SPIE Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. Dr. Shadgan is distinguished by his scientific activities in design and development of advanced wearable and implantable optical sensors. Since 1955, after Professor Zheng Liu, Dr. Shadgan is the second UBC faculty member to be promoted to SPIE Fellow rank. He is the first SPIE Fellow in UBC Faculty of Medicine.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, medicine and technology. The Society serves more than 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, offering conferences, educational programs, and a wide range of books and journals publications as well as supporting optics and biophotonics research programs. – SPIE.org