2019: Agenda of the upcoming 11th Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society, Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, September 21-26. The conference brings together industrial, academic, and government leaders in unmanned vehicles and autonomous systems, wind energy, oil and gas, aerospace, transportation, automotive, precision agriculture, commercial space, human health & performance, smart manufacturing, and artificial intelligence (AI). The professional society represents the interests of many high tech industries important to Arizona’s current economy and future growth. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fink is the General Conference Co-Chair.
2019: On behalf of the SPIE Board of Directors and the Membership Committee, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fink has been elected to the grade of Senior Member of SPIE.
2018: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fink is a founding member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Science Officer of the recently founded non-profit Mars Agricultural Research Consortium (MARSAG). MARSAG is an organization whose members include businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies. The consortium aims at exploring advanced technologies for developing sustainable agriculture on Mars. In particular the goals are: (1) Research and development of technologies used for sustainable growth of agricultural products in the martian environment; (2) Development of technologies to build infrastructure necessary to sustain martian agricultural practices; and (3) Public awareness of potential for becoming a multi planet species.
2017: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fink named ACABI Fellow for the 2018 and 2019 academic years. “The designation of ACABI Fellow formally recognizes faculty that are strongly active in innovation related to ACABI.”ACABI is the Arizona Center for Accelerated BioMedical Innovation funded by Tech Launch Arizona, College of Engineering, and Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona.