SPIE Election 2017

Voting ends 26 July in 2017 SPIE election.

01 July 2017

The annual SPIE election for officers and board members will continue through 26 July.

SPIE members eligible to vote will select four new directors, a vice president, and a secretary/treasurer who will begin terms in 2018.

The candidates for vice president are SPIE Fellows John Greivenkamp, professor of optical sciences and ophthalmology at University of Arizona (UA)(USA), and Peter Hartmann, principal scientist for Zerodur and optical materials at Schott (Germany). Both are SPIE Press authors who have previously served on the SPIE Board of Directors and numerous SPIE committees.

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John Greivenkamp

University of Arizona (USA)

Peter Hartmann

Schott (Germany)

Greivenkamp is the recipient of the 2017 SPIE Educator Award and has taught geometrical optics to approximately 2000 students at the UA College of Optical Sciences since 1991. He is also the editor of the SPIE Field Guides series and author of the Field Guide to Geometrical Optics, published by SPIE in 2004.

He has served on and chaired the SPIE Education and Publications committees and served two terms on the SPIE Board of Directors (1997-1999 and 2012-2014). 
Greivenkamp, who has a PhD in optical sciences from UA, is the founder and curator of the UA Museum of Optics.

Hartmann, who holds doctorates from Max-Planck-Institute and University Mainz Germany, is the author of the 2014 SPIE Press book Optical Glass. He has worked closely with international standards groups to develop and revise standards and specifications for optical materials and has given numerous workshops and courses on optical metrology, and applications of optical systems.

Hartmann was a symposium chair of SPIE Photonics Europe from 2010 through 2016; chair of the SPIE European Advisory Committee from 2011 through 2014; and member of the SPIE Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013.

The person elected vice president for 2018 will join the SPIE presidential chain, becoming SPIE president-elect in 2019 and president of the Society in 2020.

Video interviews with the vice president candidates can be viewed on SPIE.org.

photo of Gary SpiegelThe candidate for secretary/treasurer is Gary Spiegel, retired, Newport Corp. (USA). Spiegel has been secretary-treasurer since 2014 and has been a member of the SPIE Financial Advisory Committee since 2007.

The eight director candidates are:

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Michael Fiederle
University of Freiburg (Germany)
Ken Kaufmann
Hamamatsu (USA)
photo of Kazuo Kuroda photo of Chris Mack photo of Anita Mahadevan-Jansen
Kazuo Kuroda
Utsunomiya University (Japan)
Chris Mack
Fractilia (USA)
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen
Vanderbilt University (USA)
photo of Kristen Maitland photo of Siva Sivanathan photo of David Wick
Kristen Maitland
Texas A&M University (USA)
Siva Sivananthan
University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
David Wick
Sandia National Labs (USA)

Other officers, previously elected, are SPIE President-Elect Maryellen Giger of University of Chicago (USA), who will become SPIE president in January 2018, and SPIE Vice President Jim Oschmann of Ball Aerospace & Technologies (USA), who becomes president-elect next year.

SPIE President Glenn Boreman of University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Plasmonics Inc. (USA) will become immediate past president. Boreman will announce the election results at the SPIE annual general meeting in San Diego (USA), 8 August, during SPIE Optics + Photonics.

SPIE members eligible to vote will receive instructions via email.

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