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Voting opens 28 June in SPIE 2013 Officers, Directors election

27 June 2013

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Voting in the 2013 election for Officers and Directors for SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, will open Friday 28 June and close 16 August, the society has announced. Qualified Society Members receive instructions via email on how to vote electronically. Results will be announced during the Annual General Meeting of the society on 27 August during SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego, California.

The 2013 slate includes:

Vice President, to serve as 2014 Vice President, 2015 President-Elect, and 2016 President:

  • Robert A. (Bob) Lieberman, Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc., USA
  • Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, Mexico.

Video interviews with Vice President candidates are at http://spie.org/x95002.xml.

Secretary/Treasurer, one-year term:

  • Brian A. Lula, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., USA.

Director, three-year term, 2014-2016; four candidates will be elected:

  • Michael T. Eismann, Air force Research Lab, USA
  • Asher A. Friesem, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • James G. Grote, Air Force Research Lab, USA
  • Martin J. Leahy, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Jim J. McNally, Applied Technology Associates, USA
  • Demetri Psaltis, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab, USA.

The SPIE Nominating Committee accepts recommendations on an ongoing basis 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, and include a paragraph stating why the person is qualified to serve.

A candidate for SPIE Officer or Director must be a member in good standing of SPIE and typically will 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 technology area of significant interest to SPIE.

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. Learn more at www.spie.org.


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Stacey Crockett
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