Manns Recognized as ARVO, SPIE Fellow

Manns Recognized as ARVO, SPIE Fellow

By Matthew Perez

Manns Recognized as ARVO, SPIE Fellow

By Matthew Perez
Biomedical Engineering Professor and Chair Fabrice Manns has been elected Fellow of ARVO, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics.

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) have named Fabrice Manns, professor and chair of the University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, as a 2021 fellow.

ARVO fellows are recognized for their accomplishments, leadership, and contributions to the Association. As a fellow, Manns will continue to serve as a role model and mentor for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and to further ARVO’s vision “to facilitate the advancement of vision research and the prevention and cure of disorders of the visual system worldwide.” This includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide.

SPIE Fellows are distinguished members who have made significant scientific, technical and community contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics and imaging. Fellows are honored for their technical achievement and for their service to the general optics community and to SPIE in particular. Only 1,600 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society's inception in 1955.

“ARVO and SPIE have been my home professional societies for many years,” Manns said. “They have been a great resource to support my professional development throughout my career, starting as a student, and have enabled me to make many connections with colleagues from academia and industry that have led to long-lasting collaborations in research and education.”