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SPIE announces 2011 election slate

10 June 2011

The 2011 SPIE Society election will be held from 27 June to 10 August. Eligible members will receive an e-mail message with instructions on the electronic voting process.
On the ballot for the 2012 term are officer candidates:

Vice-President
· James Grote, Air Force Research Lab (USA)
· H. Philip Stahl, NASA (USA)

Secretary/Treasurer
· Brian Lula, PI (Physik Instrumente) LP (USA)

Director candidates
· Henri-Jean M. Drouhin, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
· Judy Fennelly, Air Force Research Lab (USA)
· Maryellen Giger, University of Chicago (USA)
· Leonid Glebov, University of Central Florida (USA)
· John Greivenkamp, University of Arizona (USA)
· Fernando Mendoza Santoyo, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)
· Seung-Han Park, Yonsei University (South Korea)
· Sergio Restaino, Air Force Research Lab (USA)

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


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.