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SPIE Committees

SPIE Committees

The collective talents of our Members make SPIE a powerful force in the scientific community. SPIE Committees develop strategic policy and help to foster interaction and cooperation and deepen the Board's understanding of the issues that have an impact on the Society.

SPIE Standing Committees report and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

SPIE Advisory Committees/Presidential Task Force may be appointed by the President for investigation, study and recommendation within particular areas of concern; these committees/task forces end at the completion of their duties or at the expiration of the term of the President who appointed it, whichever comes first.

SPIE Ad Hoc Committees may be established by the Board of Directors to carry out a specific task that the Board wishes to undertake; these committees exist for a period of time determined by the Board.

Committee members must be current SPIE voting members, commit to serving a three-year term, able to devote the necessary time to the committee's work, and generally attend two committee meetings per year. Student Members are welcome to participate as non-voting members.

Interested in learning more about joining a SPIE Committee?

Contact us at governance@spie.org or complete the following questionnaire:

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Audit Information Technology
Awards Membership & Communities
Compensation Nominating
Corporate & Exhibitor Publications
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
Education and Outreach Senior Member
Engineering, Science & Technology Policy Strategic Planning
Fellows Symposia
Financial Advisory

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee reviews financial transactions of the Society and reports results to the Board.

Gary Spiegel   Gary Spiegel, Chair
Consultant at Strategic Consulting
United States

Jessica DeGroote Nelson
Allen Earman
Judy Fennelly
Joseph Howard
R. John Koshel
Makenzie Lystrup
Robert Sprague
David Wick

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee reviews the choices of the award subcommittees, selects the Gold Medal recipient and submits these recommendations for Society Awards to the Board.

Kyle Myers   Kyle Myers, Chair
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
United States

Sterling John Backus
Julie Bentley
Kent Choquette
Donis Flagello
Goldie Goldstein
Ursula Keller
Elizabeth Krupinski
Charles LaCasse
Carmiña Londoño
Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo
Yukitoshi Otani
Michal Pawlowski
Rosario Porras-Aguilar
Amrita Sahu
James Davis Trolinger
Lihong Wang

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors to assist the Board in its responsibilities regarding compensation of the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Executives and "disqualified persons" (as defined in the Internal Revenue Code).

Jason Mulliner   Jason Mulliner, Chair
Alluxa, Inc.
United States

David Andrews
John Greivenkamp
Bernard Kress
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen
Jim Oschmann

Corporate & Exhibitor Committee

The Corporate and Exhibitor Committee monitors and oversees Society activities that address the needs of SPIE Corporate Sustaining Members and Exhibitors.

Leonard Chen   Leonard Chen, Chair
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
United States

Lynore Abbott
Scott Bass
Mark Bigelow
William Burgess
Adrian Chance
Linda Claytor
Marie-Christine Ferland
Craig Goldberg
William Holtkamp
Vincent Meli
Nishant Mohan
Craig Olson
Stephanie Snow
Russell Spaulding
Thomas Tongue
Chris Toomey
Mary Turner
Tori Uthe

Early Career and Student Subcommittee

The Early Career and Student Subcommittee (ECS) brings organized volunteer guidance to SPIE’s Career Development and Networking programs. The subcommittee emphasizes Student, Student Chapter and Early Career Professional programs, to advance not only future leaders but also emerging SPIE policy and programs.

Olivia Fehlberg   Olivia Fehlberg, Chair
Edmund Optics Inc.
United States

Shashwath Shankar Bharadwaj
Claudio Castellan
Tatevik Chalyan
Katie Chong
Maciej Kraszewski
Latifah Maasarani
Madhuri Mishra
Sarmishtha Satpathy
Jingyi Yang

Education and Outreach Committee

The Education and Outreach Committee maintains surveillance of the educational activities of the Society and monitors the quality of educational programs conducted in the name of the Society.

Jessica DeGroote Nelson   Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Chair
Optimax Systems, Inc.
United States

Rhys Adams
Katelynn Bauer
Cory Boone
Robert Bunch
Katie Chong
Benjamin Cromey
Marta de la Fuente
Carmiña Londoño
Kate Medicus
Brian Monacelli
Tatjana Pladere
Than Singh Saini
Guillermo Ezequiel Sánchez-Guerrero
Cristina Elizabeth Solano
Orlando Torres Perales
Jess Wade
Nicholas Heng Loong Wong
Linhui Yu

Engineering, Science & Technology Policy

The ESTeP Committee promotes understanding at all levels of policy decision-making, about those issues that affect the well-being of the optical science and engineering communities worldwide. This Committee also advises the Board and other Society groups on ways to expand the Society's role in science and engineering policy.

Jennifer Barton   Jennifer Barton, Chair
Univ of Arizona
United States

Lynn Allen
Walter Burgess
Peter Delfyett
Olivia Fehlberg
George Gasparian
Andrew Haefner
Marc Himel
John Lincoln
Jeremy Murray-Krezan
George Simion
Wenko Süptitz
Kirk Warden
Michael Williams
Waylin Wing

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee works to develop a set of strategies that SPIE can adopt to improve and enhance diversity and inclusion in all aspects of SPIE. Diversity is defined as any group that is considered to be underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering. This includes race, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle, economic and geographic.

Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop   Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Chair
The Univ. of Queensland

Andrea Armani
Julia Craven
Srividya Jayaram
Sarah Kendrew
Iva Laginja
Martin Leahy
Latifah Maasarani
Shouleh Nikzad
Cather Simpson
Orlando Torres Perales
J. Scott Tyo
Frédérique Vanholsbeeck
Jess Wade

Ethics and Revocation Ad-hoc Committee

The committee will develop standards and expectations for ethical conduct for those representing SPIE or participating in SPIE activities. This committee will develop the guidelines for addressing violations of this code, up to and including the revocation of participation, membership, and associated honors.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen   Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Co-Chair
Vanderbilt Univ.
United States
Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop   Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Co-Chair
The Univ. of Queensland

Julia Craven
Marta de la Fuente
Jim McNally
David Sampson

Fellows Committee

The Fellows Committee makes recommendations to the President and Board of Directors for Fellows, Life, and Honorary Membership candidates.

Michelle Lynn Stock   Michelle Lynn Stock, Chair
TOPTICA Photonics, Inc.
United States

Peter Andersen
Eugene Arthurs
Nerine Cherepy
Elder De la Rosa
Keith Doyle
Aaron Fenster
Emily Gallagher
Rüdiger Grunwald
Bo Gu
Ray-Hua Horng
Mona Jarrahi
Thomas Kampe
Kwang-Sup Lee
Shouleh Nikzad
Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin
Boon Ooi
Kara Peters
Jessica Ramella-Roman
Stanley Rogers
Eva Sevick
Georgia Tourassi
Norman Wereley
Rachel Won
George Zentai

Financial Advisory Committee

The Financial Advisory Committee reviews and consults with the Treasurer regarding Society financial affairs and procedures.

Jason Mulliner   Jason Mulliner, Chair
Alluxa, Inc.
United States

William Arnold
Dan Christensen
Peter de Groot
Allen Earman
Jim McNally
Gary Spiegel

Information Technology Committee

The IT Committee provides oversight of the information technology capability and products of the Society and makes recommendations to staff and leadership.

Apurva Jain   Apurva Jain, Chair
United States

Jeremy Bos
Alexander Doronin
Sona Hosseini
Yi Hua
Matthew Jungwirth
Lin Sun
J. Scott Tyo
Christopher Wilcox
Christina Willis

Membership & Communities Committee

The Membership and Communities Committee oversees and guides Society activities that promote the professional careers and address the needs and interests of SPIE individual Members and constituents.

Craig Olson   Craig Olson, Chair
L-3 Technologies Sonoma EO
United States

Andrei Anisimov
Sandra Balderas-Mata
Olivia Fehlberg
Nathan Hagen
Matthew Jungwirth
Saulius Juodkazis
Qian Kemao
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
Nishant Mohan
Rosario Porras-Aguilar
Inga Saknite
Katie Schwertz
Dimitra Stratis-Cullum
Femina Vadakepurathu
Christina Julaine Walker
Kyle Myers
Michelle Stock

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee nominates candidates for Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Director.

John Greivenkamp   John Greivenkamp, Chair
Wyant College of Optical Sciences
United States

Jason Eichenholz
Agnes Huebscher
Jongwook Kye
Kyle Myers
Joseph Shaw
MJ Soileau

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee monitors the publications of the Society and ascertains that editorial content of digital and printed matter distributed in the name of the Society is appropriate to the technical and ethical standards of the discipline and the Society.

David Sampson   David Sampson, Chair
Univ of Surrey
United Kingdom

Allison Barto
Amol Choudhary
Jenny Du
Megan Eckart
Apurva Jain
Matthew Jungwirth
Qian Kemao
Beop-Min Kim
Elizabeth Krupinski
Lorenzo Pavesi
Jannick Rolland-Thompson
Ifor Samuel
Cather Simpson
Fatima Toor
Jian Wang
Kenneth Wong
Zeev Zalevsky
Hans Zappe

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on the scholarship and grant awards made in the name of the Society.

Kate Medicus   Kate Medicus, Chair
Ruda-Cardinal, Inc.
United States

Shiva Abbaszadeh
Indrani Bhattacharya
Olga Bibikova
Liangcai Cao
Claudio Castellan
Tatevik Chalyan
Amol Choudhary
James Corsetti
Richa Dubey
Angela Louise Dudley
Judy Fennelly
Andrew Forbes
Sergi Gallego Rico
Alex Gao
Pascuala García-Martínez
Maryellen Giger
Nea Hamilton
Tomonori Hu
Dae Wook Kim
Maciej Kraszewski
Moritz Merklein
Nur Nabila Binti Mohd Makhtar
Sonika Obheroi
Brian Primeau
Sarmishtha Satpathy
Jami Shepherd
Zhimin Shi
Alex Sincore
Ghanshyam Singh
Mark Spencer
Elaine Maria Stewart
Nathália Tomazio
Paul Kumar Upputuri
Perla Viera-González
Renjie Zhou
Chao Zuo

Senior Member Committee

The Senior Member Committee makes recommendations to the President and Board of Directors for Senior Members.

Dimitra N. Stratis-Cullum   Dimitra Stratis-Cullum, Chair
CCDC Army Research Lab
United States

Fow-Sen Choa
Martin Forrer
Augustus Fountain
Ruth Houbertz
Eunkyoung Kim
Cristina Kurachi
Oliver Myers
Shouleh Nikzad
Eric Panning
Paul Pellegrino
Shiv Kumar Sharma

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee provides oversight of and leadership to the strategic planning process of the Society.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen   Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Chair
Vanderbilt Univ.
United States

David Andrews
Allison Barto
Jennifer Barton
Leonard Chen
Jessica DeGroote Nelson
Apurva Jain
Jason Mulliner
S. Craig Olson
Kent Rochford
Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
David Sampson

Symposia Committee

The Symposia Committee has oversight responsibilities for the global aspects of the Society's symposia and technical activities including international, national, and regional educational programs and conferences.

Allison Barto   Allison Barto, Chair
Ball Aerospace
United States

Elizabeth Bernhardt
Emily Gallagher
Agnes Huebscher
Jana Kainerstorfer
Peter de Groot
Kevin Liddane
Andreas Ostendorf
Yukitoshi Otani
Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Volker Sorger
Christopher Wilcox