University of Arizona ECE professor and Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair Wolfgang Fink is one of the newest fellows of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
SPIE selected Fink as a 2020 fellow for his “achievements in vision science for the blind and tele-ophthalmic health care worldwide.” One of Fink’s recent publications is about a novel way of monitoring pressure in the eye to diagnose and monitor the treatment of glaucoma.
“This is extremely rewarding because it’s an international society, and it shows that totally independent people from outside the university and worldwide recognize the work you’re doing,” said Fink, who leads the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory and the Center for Informatics and Telehealth in Medicine.
This is Fink’s fifth fellowship. He was named fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2012 and of the Prognostics and Health Management Society in 2018. At UArizona, he was named a 2015 da Vinci Fellow and 2017 fellow of the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation.
“Wolfgang has a passion for innovations in medical applications,” said ECE department Head Tamal Bose. “His work in the area of optical applications in health care makes him deserving of this prestigious award.”