Dr. Marija Strojnik Scholl (a fellow of the Optical Society of America and the SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering) earned a BS degree in Physics, MS degrees in Physics, Optical Sciences, and Engineering (Engineering Executive Program at UCLA, '81), and Ph. D. Degree in Optical Sciences. Her appointments include Engineering manager at Boeing Corp., Staff scientist at Honeywell Technology Center, Senior Optical Scientist at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and professor. She developed a novel method for autonomous star-based navigation, successfully used in Cassini mission to outer planets. For this work, the SPIE bestowed on her the prestigious George W. Goddard award in 1996. Prof. Scholl was editor for Applied Optics, Infrared, for two terms, and she continues to sit on the editorial boards of Infrared Physics and Technology, and Journal of "Giorgio Ronchi" Foundation. Marija's service to the SPIE includes having chaired over 30 conferences on Infrared Technology and Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing. She was a Guest editor of two issues of Optical Engineering.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012