Company: MAK Consultants
Location: Camas, Washington, United States
Michael Kriss, President at MAK Consultants, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics and research.
Dr. Kriss has been in his current position as the president of MAK Consultants since 2004, and has held a number of positions in the research and academic fields, developing a robust set of skills. A highlight of his career is that most of his work was conducted in-house and not published while at the Eastman Kodak Company from 1969 to 1992. In 1992, he became an adjunct professor and executive director at the University of Rochester. Furthermore, he was the manager of the Sharp Labs of America from 1999 to 2003. In addition to working as president at MAK Consultants, he has been an adjunct professor of physics at Portland State University.
Dr. Kriss knew he wanted to pursue physics form an early age. After high school, he set out on this path by earning a Bachelor of Arts in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1962. He continued at the institution to earn a Master of Physics in 1964 and a PhD in 1969. Along with this education, Dr. Kriss attributes his success to having fun with what he does and not watching the clock.
A respected voice in the field, Dr. Kriss has maintained affiliation with the IEEE, the Optical Society, the Society for Imaging Sciences and Technology, the New York Academy of Sciences, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Sigma Xi, and Sigma Pi Sigma. In addition, he has published numerous articles to professional journals and served as the editor-in-chief of the three volume set of the Wiley Handbook of Digital Imaging. In 1977, he published “Theory of Photographic Process.”
Throughout his career, Dr. Kriss has been honored on numerous occasions for his work. The Society for Imaging Science and Technology recognized him as a Scientist of the Year, an honorary member, the Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year, and as an elected fellow in 2016. Furthermore, Dr. Kriss received a Service Award from the Electronic Imaging Conference, and the E.R. Davies Medal from the Royal Photographic Society of England.
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