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SPIE Announces 2012 Election Results

Eustace Dereniak, professor at the College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona, will serve as the 2013 Immediate Past President.

Brian Lula was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2013 Secretary/Treasurer. Lula is the president and CEO of PI (Physik Instrumente) LP. He graduated in mechanical engineering from Centennial College in Canada, and completed advanced engineering courses at the Univ. of Michigan. Lula is an SPIE Fellow and serves on the Financial Advisory, Strategic Planning, and Corporate and Exhibitor committees.

Lula’s technical interests include nanopositioning technologies, telescope mechanical/optical system design and fabrication, and astronomical imaging. Lula is a world-class CCD astronomical imager/educator with published photos in popular astronomy magazines such as Sky & Telescope and Astronomy, CBS national and local television news, and NASA's Astrophoto of the Day (APOD).
The newly elected Society Directors, who will serve three-year terms for 2012-2014, are:

  •     Kathleen Richardson, College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida (CREOL), formerly of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering/COMSET at Clemson University.
  •     James G. Fujimoto, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  •     Ronald G. Driggers, US Naval Research Laboratory
  •     Christophe Gorecki, FEMTO-ST
  • Michael T. Eismann, Air Force Research Laboratory, was elected to a one-year term, 2013.

    A candidate for SPIE Officer or Director must be a member in good standing of SPIE; normally have significant leadership experience with the Society (i.e., committee membership, chairing of conferences or committees, involvement in SPIE student activities, or a combination of these activities); or internationally recognized background in a new technology area of significant interest to SPIE.

    The SPIE nominating committee is always accepting recommendations for the election slate. Directors, who serve a three-year term, are expected to attend and participate in three board meetings each year. To make a recommendation, or for more information, email governance(at)spie(dot)org.

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    SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 225,000 constituents from approximately 150 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional growth, and patent precedent. SPIE provided over $2.7 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2011

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