International Order of Holoknights
May 22nd, 2019
Dr. Partha Banerjee knighted as Sir Partha of Dayton
a new member with the knighting of Dr. Partha Banerjee of Dayton Ohio. On May 22nd, 2019 in Bordeaux, France at Digital Holography 2019, organized by Holoknignt, Sir Pascal Picart, the International Order of Holoknights gained. Partha was knighted as Sir Partha of Dayton by the newest Holoknight, Sir Pascal of LeMans. Click here to read more.
Dr. Guohai Situ knighted as Sir Guohai of Shanghai
Dr. Guohai Situ was selected as the new Holoknight of 2017 in a knighting service held in Castle Hohenbeilstein, in Wurttemberg, Germany, on August 25, 2017. The service took place at a banquet during Holomet, 2017, which was organized by the University of Stuttgart, Institute of Technical Optics, Chaired by Sir Wolfgang of Berlin. Click here to read more.
Executive Director of SPIE Named Honorary Holoknight
Dr. Eugene Arthurs, Executive Director of SPIE, became an honorary member of the International Order of Holoknights in a knighting service held in Castle Hohenbeilstein, in Wurttemberg, Germany, on August 25, 2017. Click here to read more.
Dr. Peter de Groot knighted as Sir Peter the Great of Middlefield
Reigning Holoknight, Cavaliere Pietro Ferraro, knighted Dr. Peter de Groot with the title Cavaliere Peter the Great of Middlefield in a knighting service conducted on 27 July 2016 at Gaststatte Essighaus in Heidelberg, Germany. The service was held in conjunction with the meeting of the Optical Society of America Imaging and Applied Optics Congress and was attended by 17 participants in the congress. Click here to read more.
Pietro Di Napoli knighted as Cavaliere Pietro di Napoli
Cavaliere Pietro Ferraro (Pietro di Napoli) became the newest holoknight 2015 in a special knighting service in Munich on 24 June, 2015. The service was held in the Munich Ratskeller, a spectacular ambiance, in the basement of the Rathaus (city hall), as a highlight of the reception for SPIE’s “Optical Metrology" meeting. Knighting was performed by the 2014 Holoknight, Sir Byoungho Lee of Soul with five other attending Holoknights, Wolfgang of Berlin, Armando of Santa Catarina, Jim of California, Malgorzata of Warsaw, and Toyohiko of Utsunomiya. Cavaliere Ferraro is a member of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) and Director of the Institute of Applied Sciences & Intelligent Systems (www.isasi.cnr.it). Click here to read more.
July , 2014
Byoungho Lee knighted as Sir Byoungho Lee (Byongho of Seoul)
Sir Byoungho Lee (Byoungho of Seoul) became the newest holoknight 2014 in a special knighting service in Seattle, Washington on July 15, 2014. Jim of Arizona knighted and awarded him with the sword, the parchment and the title. The service was held in at a special dinner, which was attended by 17 well known colleagues and friends from the optics community. Three Holoknights were present to authenticate the knighthood, Jim of Arizona, Nadya of St. Petersburg, and Wolfgang of Berlin. Sir Byoungho is a professor at the Seoul National University. Click here to read more.
Jim Wyant knighted as Jim of Arizona
Professor James Wyant, of Tucson, Arizona was knighted “James of Arizona” by Lady Cristina of Vigo, the current reigning Holoknight, on September 09, 2013, during the Fringe 2013 conference banquet. The venue was at the amazing "Musikhalle" in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Earlier, all conference attendees had visited the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace. Click here to read more
Professor Cristina Yanez Trillo knighted as Lady Cristina of Vigo
Professor Cristina Yanez Trillo was knighted Lady Cristina of Vigo by Sir Toyohiko of Utsonomiya at the recent Speckle 2012 Conference being held in Vigo Spain. Lady Cristina becomes the newest Holoknight of the International Order of Holoknights. Click here to read more.
Professor Toyohiko Yatagai knighted Toyohiko of Utsonomiya
Professor Toyohiko Yatigai was knighted in a service held at the HoloMet 2012 Conference held at the Utsunomiya University in Japan. He was knighted by the current reigning Holoknight, Sir Fernando of Leon, who also presented him with a special sword and parchment, naming him Sir Toyohiko of Utsonomiya. Click here to read more.
Fernando Mendoza Santoyo knighted as Fernando of Leon
In a knighting ceremony in the triple-S-rated setting on a beach in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, a new Holoknight was inducted into the International Order of Holoknights. His Holoknight-name is “Fernando of Leon.” Click here to read more. Click here to read more.
Nadya Reingand knighted as Nadya of St. Petersburg
Chuck Vest knighted as Sir Charles of Washington
In a knighting ceremony held in Springfield, Massachusetts Dr. Charles Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering and President Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was elevated to the level of Holoknighthood by Sir Vladimir of Kiev (Dr. Vladimir Markov), the last knighted member of the International Order f Holoknights. Click here to read more.
Dr. Vladimir Markov knighted as Sir Vladimir of Kiev
Markov becomes the newest Holoknight September 14, 2006 Dr. Vladimir Markov became the latest to be knighted into the International Order of Holoknights. The special knighting service was held at the banquet of the International Conference on Speckle in Nimes, France on Thursday, 14 September 2006. Organized and headed by Dr. Pierre Slangen, a professor at the School of Mines, Ales, France, the conference was attended by top scientists in the field from around the world and convened from 13-15 September. Click here to read more.
Armando Albertazzi knighted Armando of Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Rajpal Sirohi knighted Rajpal of Delhi
Anand Asundi knighted as Anand of Singapore
Ichirou Yamaguchi knighted as Ichirou of Wako
Pierre Boone knighted as Pierre of Gent
Wolfgang Osten knighted as Wolfgang of Berlin
Berlin Malgorzata Kujawinska knighted as Malgorzata of Warsaw
Mitsuo Takeda knighted as Mitsuo of Tokyo
Ole Lokberg knighted as Ole of Norway
Jim Trolinger knighted as Jim of California
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Paul Smigielski knighted as Paul d'Alsace
Rich Preputniewicz knighted as Rich of Massachusetts
Volker Kempe knighted as Voker der Berliner
Werner Juptner knighted as Werner of Bremen