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SMSI Awards Dinner and Live Auction

6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 14

Café Bionda, 1924 S. State Street, Chicago

Join Inter/Micro and the State Microscopical Society of Illinois as they honor Dr. John C. Russ with the 2017 August Köhler Award.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Social hour and live auction hosted by Brian J. Ford
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Award announcement and presentation

Dr. John C. Russ is a world-leading expert in digital image processing and analysis for a variety of disciplines. He is an emeritus professor in the Department of Materials Science and Technology, College of Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. During his 50-year career, Dr. Russ has focused on imaging for technical, scientific, and forensic applications, and on studying the microstructure and surface topography of metals and ceramics. He is the author of many books, including The Image Processing Handbook, Image Analysis of Food Microstructures, and Forensic Uses of Digital Imaging. He currently teaches imaging workshops worldwide, consults with companies, and provides expert testimony in criminal and civil cases. In 2006, the New York Microscopical Society honored Dr. Russ with the Ernst Abbe Memorial Award for his contributions to the field of microscopy as a developer of computer-assisted microscopy and image analysis.