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Glenn Boreman, UNC professor and Plasmonics co-founder, elected to SPIE presidential chain


28 August 2014

Glenn Boreman
Glenn Boreman

SAN DIEGO, California, USA -- SPIE Fellow Glenn Boreman, Professor and Chairman at the Department of Physics and Optical Science and Director of the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Plasmonics, Inc., has been elected to serve as the 2015 Vice President of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

SPIE 2014 President Philip Stahl announced recent election results at the Annual General Meeting of the Society on 19 August in San Diego, California, USA. Terms begin 1 January 2015.

With his election to Vice President, Boreman joins the SPIE presidential chain and will serve as President-Elect in 2016 and as the society's President in 2017.

Boreman has served on SPIE planning committees, is a long-time instructor of the course "Basic Optics for Engineers," has authored numerous publications, and is the author of the SPIE Press book Basic Electro-Optics for Electrical Engineers. He has served on the society's Publications Committee, Symposia Committee, Nominating Committee, and on the SPIE Board of Directors.

Boreman received his bachelor's degree in optics from the University of Rochester, and his PhD in optics from the University of Arizona. His research interests include Infrared detectors and systems, infrared antennas and frequency-selective surfaces, image-quality characterization, and modulation transfer function.

Toyohiko Yatagai, Director of the Center for Optical Research and Education, Distinguished Professor, at Utsunomiya University, will serve as the 2015 President.

H. Philip Stahl, Senior Optical Physicist and James Webb Space Telescope Optical Components Lead at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, will serve as the 2015 Immediate Past President of the Society.

Robert Lieberman, Lumoptix LLC, will serve as the 2015 President-Elect of the Society.

Gary Spiegel, recently retired as Senior Vice President at Newport Corp., was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2015 Secretary/Treasurer.

The newly elected Society Directors, who will serve three-year terms for 2015-2017, are:

·         Julie L. Bentley, University of Rochester

·         Brian A. Lula, PI Physik Instrumente LP

·         Kristen Maitland, Texas A&M University

·         Wolfgang Osten, Universität Stuttgart

The SPIE nominating committee accepts recommendations for the election slate on an ongoing basis. Directors, who serve a three-year term, are expected to attend and participate in three board meetings each year. To make a recommendation, or for more information, email governance@spie.org.

View the SPIE Optics + Photonics onsite news and photo gallery at: http://spie.org/x94934.xml.

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves more than 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided over $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2012.


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