SPIE Election Results

Glenn Boreman elected SPIE vice president

01 October 2014

SPIE Fellow Glenn D. Boreman, director of the Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA), professor emeritus at University of Central Florida (USA), and cofounder and chairman of Plasmonics Inc., has been elected to serve as the 2015 SPIE vice president.

SPIE members also elected Senior Member Gary Spiegel, retired senior vice president of Newport Corp. (USA), as secretary/treasurer for 2015.

SPIE President H. Philip Stahl announced election results for the 2015 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 2015.

With his election as vice president, Boreman joins the SPIE presidential chain, becoming president-elect in 2016 and president in 2017.

Boreman is a longtime instructor of the SPIE course, “Basic Optics for Engineers,” and author of the SPIE Press book, Basic Electro-Optics for Electrical Engineers. His research interests include IR detectors, systems, antennas, and frequency-selective surfaces; image-quality characterization; and modulation transfer function.

Boreman has served on the SPIE Board of Directors; the Education, Publications, and Rudolf Kingslake Award committees; and the Editorial Advisory Board for SPIE Press. His PhD in optical science is from University of Arizona (USA).

photo of Gary SpiegelSpiegel recently retired at Newport and succeeds SPIE Fellow Brian Lula as secretary/treasurer. He has been a member of the SPIE Financial Advisory Committee since 2007 and holds a BA in industrial marketing from Baruch College, City University of New York (USA).

His technical activities and interests include opto-mechanical systems for research and industrial applications, precision manufacturing, technical management, and the business of optics.


photo of Toyohiko YatagaiSPIE Fellow Toyohiko Yatagai, director of the Center for Optical Research and Education and Distinguished Professor at Utsunomiya University (Japan), will become SPIE president in January 2015.

Yatagai 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. He served as president of the Optical Society of Japan from 2008 through 2010.

He is also the author of nine books and more than 300 academic papers in applied optics. His technical interests include optical measurement, holography, biomedical imaging, interferometry, and optical design and fabrication.

PHOTO of Bob Lieberman SPIE Fellow Robert A. Lieberman, the SPIE 2014 vice president, will serve as the 2015 president-elect and become SPIE president in January 2016.

An 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 SPIE committee on Engineering, Science and Technology Policy, and the editorial board of Optical Engineering.

Lieberman, president of Lumoptix (USA), received the SPIE President’s Award in 2007 and holds a PhD in physics with an emphasis on solid-state physics and biophysics from the University of Michigan (USA). His areas of expertise include technology management, spectroscopy/chemical detection, and optical sensing and monitoring.


Four SPIE members were elected to serve on the SPIE Board of Directors beginning in January. They are

  • SPIE Fellow Julie Bentley, University of Rochester (USA)
  • SPIE Fellow Brian Lula, PI (Physik Instrumente) (USA) and outgoing SPIE secretary/treasurer
  • SPIE Senior Member Kristen Maitland, Texas A&M University (USA)
  • SPIE Fellow Wolfgang Osten, Institut für Technische Optik (Germany)

SPIE directors serve three-year terms and officers serve for one year.

The SPIE nominating committee accepts recommendations for the election slate on an ongoing basis. To make a recommendation or for more information, contact governance@spie.org.

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