Researchers from 57 countries covered 3D and holographic modeling and imaging, laser-based cancer detection and treatment, nondestructive testing, theoretical optics, nonlinear optics, vision sciences, climate studies, and related topics at the International Commission for Optics Congress in Puebla, Mexico, in August.
Held every three years, the ICO Congress also featured an election at which SPIE Fellow Duncan Moore of the University of Rochester (USA) was chosen for a three-year term as ICO president, succeeding SPIE Fellow Maria Calvo of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
SPIE President Katarina Svanberg.
Newly elected or re-elected vice presidents for 2011-2014 terms are:
• Humberto Michinel (Universidad de Vigo)
• Frank Höller (Carl Zeiss AG)
• Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo)
• Zhou Bingkun (Tsinghua University)
• SPIE Fellow Zohra Ben Lakhdar (Université de Tunis El Manar)
• Moshe Oron (KiloLambda Technologies)
• Roberta Ramponi (Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie)
• SPIE Fellow Tomasz Szoplik (Warsaw University).
María Yzuel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), a past president of SPIE, is also joining the Bureau of the ICO as vice president appointed by SPIE, an international society member of ICO, succeeding Philip Stahl (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, 2012 vice president of SPIE).
Also re-elected to three-year terms were:
• SPIE member Angela Guzmán (Florida Atlantic University) as secretary general
• Gert von Bally (University of Münster) associate secretary
• SPIE Fellow James Harrington (Rutgers University) treasurer
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