Juris Upatnieks (Inventor of Holography)

Juris Upatnieks (Inventor of Holography)

Date Of Birth: May 7, 1936

Place Of Birth: Riga, Latvia

Address: Krasta iela 20, Roja, LV – 3264, Latvia

Contact Number: 734 663 9598

E-mail ID: upatnks@netrek.net / jupatnks@latnet.lv

Mobile Number: +371 26537108

Designation: Director of Applied Optics Ann Arbor, Professor

Bachelor Degree: Electrical Engineering at the University of Akron (1960)

Masters Degree: Electrical Engineering in 1965 at the Institute of Science and Technology of the University of Michigan

Career Timeline

From 1962 to 1964: Published a series of technical papers on Holography

1964: Demonstrated the first 3-D hologram

From 1973 to 1993: Adjunct Professor in Environmental Research Institute of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

1975: He was awarded the most prestigious R. W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America

1976: Received the Holley Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

1976: He was named as the “Inventor of the Year” by American Association

From 1993 to 2001: Consultant with Applied Optics in Ann Arbor.

From 1996 to 2001: Researcher with the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Michigan.

2010: He holds 20 Patents.

Inventions: Prevention of double image problem, recording of three-dimensional images, holographic interferometry and holographic sight.


Patent: Calibration of re-configurable inspection machine
Patent Number: 20040263840
Issued: December 30, 2004

Patent: Optical method and system for rapidly measuring relative angular alignment of flat surfaces
Patent number: 6674521
Issued: January 6, 2004

Patent: Compact holographic sight
Patent number: 5483362
Issued On: January 9, 1996

Patent: Compact hologram displays & method of making compact hologram
Patent number: 5151800
Issued On : September 29, 1992

Patent: Compact head-up display
Patent number: 4711512
Issued On: December 8, 1987

Patent: Method and apparatus for recording and displaying edge-illuminated holograms
Patent number: 4643515
Issued On: February 17, 1987

Patent: Coherent optical correlator
Patent number: 4277137
Issued On: July 7, 1981

Patent: Aberration correction of magnified holographic images
Patent number: 4223975
Issued On: September 23, 1980

Patent: Hologram projector
Patent number: 4057317
Issued On: November 8, 1977

Patent: Holographic light line sight
Patent number: 4012150
Issued On: March 15, 1977

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