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Duncan Moore is elected President of the International Commission for Optics

18 August 2011

PUEBLA, Mexico, and BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA  -- Duncan Moore (Univ. of Rochester) was elected to a three-year term as President of the Bureau of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) yesterday during the ICO-22 Congress in Puebla, Mexico.

With yesterday's elections, Maria Calvo (Univ. Complutense de Madrid) becomes Past President.

Newly elected Vice Presidents 2011-2014 terms are Humberto Michinel (Univ. de Vigo) and Frank Höller (Carl Zeiss AG).

María Yzuel (Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona) is joining the Bureau as Vice President appointed by SPIE, succeeding Philip Stahl (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center).

Re-elected to new three-year terms on the ICO Bureau are:

Secretary General

  • Angela Guzmán (Florida Atlantic Univ.)

Associate Secretary

  • Gert von Bally (Univ. of Münster)


  • James Harrington (Rutgers Univ.)

Elected Vice Presidents

  • Yasuhiko Arakawa (Univ. of Tokyo)
  • Zhou Bingkun (Tsinghua Univ.)
  • Zohra Ben Lakhdar (Univ. de Tunis El Manar)
  • Moshe Oron (KiloLambda Technologies)
  • Roberta Ramponi (Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie)
  • Tomasz Szpolik (Warsaw Univ.).

Held every three years, the ICO congress attracts scientists, engineers, and educators in optics and photonics around the world. Participants at the Puebla congress have come from 57 different countries.

Technical presentations this week have covered research in 3D and holographic modeling and imaging, laser-based cancer detection and treatment, nondestructive testing, theoretical optics, nonlinear optics, vision sciences, climate studies, and related topics.

Fernando Mendoza Santoyo, Director General of the Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, is General Conference Chair of ICO-22.

SPIE is an International Society Member of ICO.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. SPIE provided over $2.3 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2010.


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