27 April 2018

2018 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award Presented to Michael T. Eismann

The biennial book award recognizes the emerging, multidisciplinary field of material spectroscopy

WASHINGTON— The 2018 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award has been awarded to Michael T. Eismann, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), for his text entitled Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. The Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award is a biennial award funded by Joseph W. and Hon Mai Goodman and co-sponsored by OSA and SPIE. The award recognizes authorship of an outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics, published in the last six years, that has contributed significantly to research, teaching, or the optics and photonics industry.
“Hyperspectral imaging allows you to detect a particular material within a pixel,” says Award Selection Committee Chair, Brooke C. Hester, Appalachian State University, USA. “Dr. Eismann takes a systems-level look in this book, covering all the main elements of hyperspectral remote sensing.”
Michael Eismann received a B.S. in Physics from Thomas More College, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Electro-Optics at the University of Dayton.  After ten years as a research engineer at the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan starting in 1987, he moved to the Air Force Research Laboratory where he is currently the Sensors Directorate Chief Scientist, Adjunct Professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Over his career, Dr. Eismann has focused on the development of active and passive electro-optical and infrared sensor technology with application to airborne targeting and reconnaissance systems.  An area of particular research emphasis has been infrared hyperspectral imaging systems, material signature phenomenology, and spectral material detection and identification algorithms.  He currently oversees a broad research portfolio encompassing electro-optical, infrared, and radio frequency sensing and countermeasures, information processing, and enabling electronics and optoelectronics. 
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