SPIE governance committees

SPIE Members contribute their time and expertise, guiding the future of our society

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

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Audit Committee


Gary Spiegel

Consultant at Strategic Consulting
United States
Chair

Teresa Handy DeVeau

SPIE Staff Liaison

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

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

Awards Committee


Samuel Achilefu

The Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. at Dallas
United States
Chair

Andrea Jacques

SPIE Staff Liaison

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.

Nicholas Antipa
Sterling John Backus
Caroline Boudoux
Arthur Gmitro
Viktor Gruev
Maryah Elisa Morastoni Haertel
Sanjay Krishna
Harry Levinson
Carmiña Londoño
Kyle Myers
Michal Pawlowski
Pascal Picart
Brian Primeau
Bradley Ratliff
Martin Richardson
Amrita Sahu
Joanna Schmit
Maciej Trusiak

Compensation Committee


Jason Mulliner

Alluxa, Inc.
United States
Chair

Sarah Wills

SPIE Staff Liaison

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).

David Andrews
Jennifer Barton
Peter de Groot
Bernard Kress
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen
Jim McNally

Corporate and Exhibitor Committee


Scott Bass

Edmund Optics Inc.
United States
Chair

Bonnie Peterson

SPIE Staff Liaison

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

Diane Rose Brau
Sam Burchfield
Adrian Chance
Kimberly Clifton
Susan Cummings
Daniel Denison
Mandy Eckert
Marie-Christine Ferland
Mario Gerecke
Kelly Gregorak
James Hamilton
Alison Kohyama
S. Craig Olson
Connie Wimmer

Education and Outreach Committee


Cory Boone

Edmund Optics
United States
Chair

Tasha Chicovsky

SPIE Staff Liaison

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.

Justin Baba
Yun-Chorng Chang
Katie Chong
Benjamin Cromey
Marla Dowell
Oliver Fähnle
Danielle Harper
Brian Primeau
Alberto Uriel Rivera Ortega
Donn Silberman
Lien Smeesters
Cristina Elizabeth Solano
Alexis Vogt
Nicholas Heng Loong Wong

Engineering, Science, and Technology Policy Committee


Marc Himel

MKS Instruments, Inc.
United States
Chair

Jennifer (Douris) O'Bryan

SPIE Staff Liaison

The Engineering, Science, and Technology Policy (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.

Naamah Argaman
Kamran Avanaki
Debasmita Banerjee
Walter Burgess
Eva Campo
Bo Gu
Hemang Jani
Daewook Kim
Nicole Naselaris
Madison Rilling
William Roach
George Simion
Michael Williams
Christina Willis

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee


Jessica Wade

Imperial College London
United Kingdom
Chair

Allison Romanyshyn

SPIE Staff Liaison

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.

Andrea Armani
Stavroula Foteinopoulou
Agnes Huebscher
Sarah Kendrew
Matthew Kupinski
Ying Lia Li
Latifah Maasarani
Síle Nic Chomaic
Maria Pace
Robert Sewell
J. Scott Tyo

Fellows Committee


Peter Andersen

Technical Univ of Denmark
Denmark
Chair

Brent Johnson

SPIE Staff Liaison

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

Timothy Bunning
Leonard Chen
Aaron Fenster
Emily Gallagher
Eunkyoung Kim
Edmund Lam
Wei Lee
Paul Lightsey
Gisele Maxwell
Hakaru Mizoguchi
Shouleh Nikzad
Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin
Richard Pfisterer
Jessica Ramella-Roman
Steffen Reichel
Eva Sevick
Perry Shum
Richard Silver
Paola Taroni
Georgia Tourassi
Norman Wereley
Rachel Won
George Zentai

Financial Advisory Committee


Jim McNally

StratTHNK Associates LLC
United States
Chair

Teresa Handy DeVeau

SPIE Staff Liaison

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

Dan Christensen
Julia Craven
Jason Mulliner
Samuel Sadoulet
Darius Sankey
Gary Spiegel

Membership and Community Development Committee


Maryellen Giger

The Univ. of Chicago
United States
Chair

Nelufar Mohajeri

SPIE Staff Liaison

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

Rebecca Berman
Anuja De Silva
Rebecca Fahrig
Goldie Goldstein
Nathan Hagen
Colin Ingram
Matthew Jungwirth
Saulius Juodkazis
Qian Kemao
Nicholas Petrick
Rosario Porras-Aguilar
Perla Viera-González
David Wick

Publications Committee


Cather Simpson

Univ of Auckland
New Zealand
Chair

Patrick Franzen

SPIE Staff Liaison

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.

Sarah Bohndiek
Megan Eckart
Rebecca Fahrig
Kayn Forbes
Jana Kainerstorfer
Qian Kemao
Daniel LeMaster
Julius Muschaweck
Uzodinma Okoroanyanwu
Lorenzo Pavesi
Samuel Felipe Serna Otálvaro
Fatima Toor
Heather Whitney
Zeev Zalevsky
Hans Zappe

Scholarship Committee


Brian Primeau

MIT Lincoln Lab.
United States
Chair

Tasha Chicovsky

SPIE Staff Liaison

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

Kathy Beaudette
Claudio Castellan
Chris Clifford
Ronald Driggers
Stavroula Foteinopoulou
Sergi Gallego Rico
Pascuala García-Martínez
R. Luke Harris
Tomonori Hu
Anastacia Manuel
Diana Mojahed
Isaac Nape
Fenglin Peng
Brian Primeau
Aniruddha Ray
Carmelo Rosales-Guzmán
Jami Shepherd
Kebin Shi
Zhimin Shi
Alex Sincore
Ghanshyam Singh
Breann Sitarski
Elaine Maria Stewart
Mateusz Szatkowski
Nathália Tomazio
David Vega
David Wayne
Brian Wheelwright
Heather Whitney
Xihua Zuo

Senior Member Committee


Oliver Myers

Clemson Univ.
United States
Chair

Brent Johnson

SPIE Staff Liaison

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

Jean Dolne
Marla Dowell
Kevin Eliceiri
Frank Grochocki
Marina Leite
Uttam Kumar Majumder
P. Susthitha Menon
Stefan Nolte
Elisabet Pérez Cabré
Christopher Stolz
Shu-I Wang

Symposia Committee


Donis Flagello

Nikon Research Corp. of America
United States
Chair

Bob Hainsey

SPIE Staff Liaison

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.

Elizabeth Bernhardt
Mark Clampin
Emily Gallagher
Keisuke Goda
Agnes Huebscher
Jana Kainerstorfer
Kate Medicus
Karin Stein
Alexander van Eijk
Sharon Weiss
Christopher Wilcox

Join a governance committee


Are you interested in getting involved with SPIE on a governance level? The Society has a range of active committees, providing a variety of engaging opportunities through which to contribute in your area of expertise and interest. 

Standing committees report and make recommendations to the Board.

SPIE advisory committees and presidential task forces may be appointed by the Society president for investigation, study, and recommendation within particular areas of concern. These committees and task forces disband at the completion of their duties or at the expiration of the term of the President who appointed them, 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.


Interested in learning more about joining an SPIE Committee?

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