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Wu Elected SPIE Fellow

H. Felix Wu, a mechanical engineer and research manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been named a fellow of SPIE, the international professional society for optics and photonics. The SPIE said Wu is being recognized "for achievements in high-performance fibers, polymers, composite materials, manufacturing, civil infrastructure, structural health monitoring, and engineering mechanics."

As a senior program manager for the NIST Advanced Technology Program and later the Technology Innovation Program, Wu has managed a broad range of research in areas such as automotive manufacturing, offshore oil and natural gas exploration and production, civil infrastructure modernization and fault detection, nanotechnology, polymers and construction. He is an expert in the fields of advanced materials and structural health monitoring (SHM) technologies such as fiber-reinforced polymer composites, damage tolerance and fracture, environmental durability, and biomaterials and biomedical devices.

Wu was an adjunct professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and is a fellow of the Ohio Academy of Science.

Formerly the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, SPIE is an international society devoted to optics and photonics. Its fellows program recognizes members who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics and imaging. More information is available at

Released April 3, 2012, Updated January 25, 2023