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SPIE announces 2011 election results

24 August 2011

    SAN DIEGO, California, USA -- SPIE 2011 President Katarina Svanberg announced recent election results at the Annual General Meeting of the Society on 23 August in San Diego, CA, USA. Terms begin 1 January 2012.

    Eustace Dereniak

    Eustace Dereniak was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2012 President. Dereniak is a professor at the College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona. He received his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his PhD in Optical Sciences from the Univ. of Arizona. Dereniak is an SPIE Fellow, and also serves on the SPIE Strategic Planning Committee, and the SPIE Awards Committee. His technical interests include infrared detectors and 2D arrays, photodetector arrays, materials of detectors, and germanium versus silicon. He received the Award of Distinction for Undergraduate Teaching from the Univ. of Arizona College of Optical Sciences in 2006, and has served as an SPIE Conference Chair in Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays, Infrared Photoelectronics, Semiconductor Photodetectors, Imaging Spectrometers, and Infrared Technology.

    William ArnoldWilliam Arnold was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2012 President-Elect. Arnold is Chief Scientist and Vice President of Technology Development Center at ASML USA, Inc. He received his MS in Physics from the Univ. of Chicago, and a BA in Physics from Hampshire College. Arnold is an SPIE Fellow and has served on numerous committees, including as Chair of the Publications Committee. He served as Senior Editor of the SPIE Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMs, and MOEMs (JM3) from 2002-2011. His technical interests include optical and EUV lithography, semiconductor devices, and chip manufacturing and nanoscale processing for future electronic and photonics devices.


    H. Philip StahlH. Philip Stahl was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2012 Vice-President. Stahl is the Senior Optical Physicist and James Webb Space Telescope Optical Components Lead at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.  He received his BA in Physics and Mathematics from Wittenberg Univ., and his MS and PhD in Optical Sciences from the Univ. of Arizona. Stahl is a leading authority in optical metrology, optical engineering, and phase-measuring interferometry. Many of the world's largest telescopes have been fabricated with the aid of high-speed and infrared phase-measuring Interferometers developed by him, including the Keck, VLT and Gemini telescopes. An SPIE Fellow, Stahl has served on numerous SPIE committees, including the 2011 Engineering, Science and Technology Policy Committee (ESTeP). He is a past Director of SPIE and was the SPIE appointed Vice President of the International Commission for Optics.

    Brian LulaBrian Lula was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2012 Secretary/Treasurer. Lula is the president and CEO of PI (Physik Instrumente) LP. He graduated in mechanical engineering from Centennial College in Canada, and completed advanced engineering courses at the Univ. of Michigan. Lula is an SPIE Fellow and serves on the Financial Advisory, Strategic Planning, and Corporate and Exhibitor committees. His technical interests include nanopositioning technologies, telescope mechanical/optical system design and fabrication, and astronomical imaging. Lula is a world-class CCD astronomical imager/educator with published photos in popular astronomy magazines such as Sky & Telescope and Astronomy, CBS national and local television news, and NASA's Astrophoto of the Day (APOD), and was featured in a personal exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.


    The newly elected Society Directors, who will serve three-year terms for 2012-2014, are:

    · Judy Fennelly, Air Force Research Lab (USA)
    · Maryellen Giger, University of Chicago (USA)
    · John Greivenkamp, University of Arizona (USA)
    · Seung-Han Park, Yonsei University (South Korea)

    A candidate for SPIE Officer or Director must be a member in good standing of SPIE; normally have significant leadership experience with the Society (i.e., committee membership, chairing of conferences or committees, involvement in SPIE student activities, or a combination of these activities); or internationally recognized background in a new technology area of significant interest to SPIE.

    The SPIE nominating committee is always accepting recommendations for the election slate. 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, e-mail governance@spie.org.

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    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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