Linda Smith Honored as Fellow of SPIE

Needham, Massachusetts – January 22, 2019
CERES Technology Advisors, Inc,. merger and acquisition advisory firm focusing on photonics, is proud to announce the recent promotion of Linda Smith, President of CERES, to Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

SPIE confers the grade of a Fellow on a member who has become distinguished through outstanding technical accomplishments and entrepreneurial contributions to the optics and photonics industry.  2019 SPIE Fellows.

“Since I began my career in optics, SPIE provided exciting venues to engage with customers, explore intellectual interests, connect with thought leaders in technical disciplines far outside of my own, and now share my knowledge of technology commercialization and finance,” says Linda. “I am honored with this recognition and strongly encourage others to join and be active in the society. SPIE has influenced my career in ways I never imagined”

Linda Smith, whose citation is for achievements in entrepreneurship, founded CERES Technology Advisors. With M & A advisory, product development and marketing leadership in the photonics industry, she advised on more than 25 acquisitions and financings of photonics companies. She is a well-known and avid evangelist of the tremendous economic growth realized by photonics entrepreneurs and technologists worldwide. She is a member of the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™.

Linda started and served as the Conference Chair and Editor for SPIE’s first Lab-on-a-Chip conference and served as Life Sciences Symposium Chair for Optics East. She authored several papers on modeling fluorescence and phosphorescence applied to in-vivo imaging, solar energy collectors, spectroscopy and LED’s.  Linda served on SPIE’s Scholarship Committee. Today, she serves on SPIE’s Financial Advisory Committee.

Linda will be awarded at SPIE’s annual meeting, Optics + Photonics in San Diego, August 21.

About SPIE

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, founded in 1955, is a not-for-profit educational society organized to advance emerging light-based technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, scholarships, publications, patent precedent, career growth and advocacy. Serving more than 257,000 constituents from 173 countries, SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific.

About Ceres Technology Advisors

CERES Technology Advisors, Inc. provides merger & acquisition advisory services. Our unique value is the breadth and depth of our network and knowledge of markets enabled by photonics.

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Linda Smith, President