SPIE announces 2013 election results

28 August 2013

SAN DIEGO, California, USA -- SPIE 2013 President William Arnold announced recent election results at the Annual General Meeting of the Society on 27 August in San Diego. Terms begin 1 January 2014.

Robert LiebermanSPIE Fellow Robert Lieberman, president and CTO of Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (USA), has been elected to serve as the 2014 Vice President.

A leading authority on biological, physical, and chemical sensors, Lieberman has chaired more than 25 sensor conferences and served in several SPIE leadership roles, including the Board of Directors, the Publications Committee, the Engineering Science and Technology Policy Committee (ESTeP), and the editorial board of Optical Engineering. Lieberman received the SPIE President’s Award in 2007.

Lieberman has a PhD in physics from the University of Michigan, with an emphasis on solid-state physics and biophysics. His areas of expertise include technology management, spectroscopy/chemical detection, optical sensing and monitoring, and biophysics/biosensors.

>With his election to Vice President, Lieberman joins the SPIE presidential chain and will serve as President-Elect in 2015 and the Society’s President in 2016.

Philip Stahl, Senior Optical Physicist and James Webb Space Telescope Optical Components Lead at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, will serve as the 2014 President of the Society.

William Arnold, Chief Scientist and Vice President of Technology Development Center at ASML USA, Inc. will serve as the 2014 Immediate Past President of the Society.

Toyohiko Yatagai, Director of the Center for Optical Research and Education, Distinguished Professor at Utsunomiya University, will serve as the 2014 President-Elect

Brian Lula was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2014 Secretary/Treasurer. Lula is the president and CEO of PI (Physik Instrumente) LP.The newly elected Society Directors, who will serve three-year terms for 2014-2016, are:

  • Michael Eismann, Air Force Research Lab.
  • James Grote, Air Force Research Lab.
  • Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Vanderbilt University
  • Demetri Psaltis, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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, email governance@spie.org.

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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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