SPIE President Eustace Dereniak announced election results for new officers and members of the SPIE board of directors at the Annual General Meeting of the Society in August.
New board members and officers will take office 1 January 2013.
Arnold to become SPIE president
SPIE Fellow William Arnold, chief scientist and vice president of the Technology Development Center at ASML US, will succeed Dereniak as SPIE president in January 2013.
Arnold has served on numerous SPIE committees and is a past chair of the Publications Committee. His technical interests include optical and EUV lithography, semiconductor devices, and chip manufacturing.
SPIE Fellow H. Philip Stahl, senior optical physicist and James Webb Space Telescope Optical Components Lead at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, will serve as the 2013 president-elect and will become SPIE president in January 2014.
Stahl, who was the SPIE-appointed vice president of the International Commission for Optics from 2006 through 2011, is a leading authority in optical metrology, optical engineering, and phase-measuring interferometry.
SPIE members have re-elected SPIE Fellow Brian Lula, president and CEO of PI Physik Instrumente (USA), as secretary/treasurer of SPIE for a seventh term.
Lula is a CCD astronomical imager, telescope maker, and educator with a mechanical engineering degree from Centennial College (Canada).
New vice president is Toyohiko Yatagai
New to the SPIE leadership team next year will be SPIE Fellow Toyohiko Yatagai, distinguished professor of Utsunomiya University (Japan), who was elected to serve as the 2013 vice president.
Yatagai is director of the Center for Optical Research and Education at Utsunomiya and served as president of the Optical Society of Japan from 2008 through 2010. He is the founder and co-chair of SPIE conferences on digital and analog optical computing and has been a member of the SPIE Board of Directors since 2011.
Yatagai has a PhD in engineering from the University of Tokyo and technical interests that include optical measurement, holography, interferometry, biomedical imaging, and optical design and fabrication.
With his election to vice president, Yatagai joins the SPIE presidential chain and will serve as president-elect in 2014 and the Society’s president in 2015.
Six new SPIE board members
SPIE Fellows who will serve on the Board of Directors:
• John Bruning, retired president and CEO of Corning Tropel Corp. (USA) and 2012 recipient of the Frits Zernike Award for Microlithography. The Zernike Award recognizes his vision and its realization in deep-UV excimer projection lithography, phase-measuring interferometry, die-to-die mask inspection, and other contributions. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from University of Illinois.
• Ronald Driggers, superintendent of the Optical Sciences Division at the Naval Research Lab (USA) who has been editor-in-chief of the SPIE journal Optical Engineering since 2010. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis and is an expert on infrared systems, imaging, and sensing. Driggers has authored three books on IR and electro-optical systems.
• Michael Eismann, technical adviser at the Air Force Research Lab (USA) and recipient of the 2012 SPIE President’s Award. He has a PhD in electro-optics from the University of Dayton and served as symposium chair for SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing in 2010. His technical interests include defense applications of optical and IR sensing, imaging spectrometry, and sensor systems.
• James Fujimoto, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and co-chair of BiOS, part of SPIE Photonics West, since 2004. He has a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. He has been at the forefront of research on optical coherence tomography and has co-founded two companies with biophotonics technologies as their core.
• Christophe Gorecki, director of research at the FEMTO-ST Institute of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), based at Université de Franche-Comte (France). Gorecki is also director of the Joint French-Swiss Laboratory in Microtechnics in Lausanne. He has a PhD in optics and signal processing from Université de Franche-Comte and has chaired numerous SPIE conferences on optical measurement systems, interferometry, and metrology and inspection.
• Kathleen Richardson, professor of optics at University of Central Florida (USA) and previously at Clemson University and University of Rochester. She has a PhD in ceramics from Alfred University and is a leading expert in the science, metrology, design, and fabrication of opto-electronic materials.
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