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The Optical Society appoints Dr. Gisele Bennett as Editor-in-Chief for Applied Optics -

The Optical Society (OSA) has appointed Dr. Gisele Bennett as the new Editor-in-Chief of Applied Optics, effective January 1, 2021.

Dr. Bennett has held academic, industry, and research positions for over 30 years. These positions include Associate VP for Research, Regents’ Researcher, and the Glenn Robinson Chair in Electro-Optics and Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology as well as the founding director of the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory at GTRI. She has been involved in numerous projects that involve international collaboration across academic, government, and industry sectors. She is currently the Founding Member for MEPSS LLC, a Florida based startup.

Bennett’s research interests are broad and include coherence theory applications to optical imaging systems, super-resolution imaging systems, atmospheric turbulence, wave propagation, RFID, and related tagging technologies. She holds patents on RFID and Container Security devices and a copyright on a computer model for Wave Propagation through the atmosphere. Bennett is a Fellow with OSA and SPIE, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. She has served in many volunteer roles with OSA, including being a member of the OSA Board of Directors and OSA Strategic Planning Council; Division Chair for Information Acquisition, Processing and Display for OSA Board of Meetings; Topical Editor and Features Editor for Applied Optics; Chair, Strategic Committee for Imaging Congress; Chair and member of several OSA awards committees and program committees for topical meetings.

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