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Officers & Directors

SPIE is an international organization incorporated as a not-for-profit United States corporation. The Membership operates the Society through an elected Board of Directors, who establish various standing and ad hoc committees to conduct activities of interest to the Membership.

The Board and its Executive Committee also establish policy and strategy, assure that the Society Bylaws are followed in the conduct of Society business, and approve the budgets for expenditure of Society resources.

SPIE Standing Committees meet several times a year, develop strategic policy for the Society, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

The collective talents of our Members make the Society a powerful force in the scientific community. Shaping the direction of that force are the members of the SPIE Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Standing Committees.

SPIE Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs can be contacted via email

Officers 2018

Dr.  Maryellen  Giger

The Univ. of Chicago, United States

Dr.  Glenn D.  Boreman

Immediate Past President
Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

Mr.  Jim M.  Oschmann

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., United States

Prof.  John  E.  Greivenkamp

Vice President
College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, United States

Mr.  Gary Spiegel

Newport Corp. (retired), United States

Dr.  Kent Rochford

CEO, Advisor
SPIE, United States

Board of Directors 2018

Prof.  David L.  Andrews

(Term 2016-2018)
Univ. of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Dr.  Jennifer Barton

(Term 2016-2018)
The Univ. of Arizona, United States

Dr.  James G.  Fujimoto

(Term 2016-2018)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Dr.  Joseph M.  Howard

(Term 2016-2018)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr., United States

Dr.  Bernard C.  Kress

(Term 2017-2019)
Microsoft Corp., United States

Dr.  Chris A.  Mack

(Term 2018-2020)
Fractilia, LLC, United States

Dr.  Kristen C.  Maitland

(Term 2018-2020)
Texas A&M Univ., United States

Dr.  Jim J.  McNally; Chair, Corporate and Exhibitor Committee (Board Advisor)

(Term 2018-2018)
Applied Technology Associates, United States

Prof.  Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo

(Term 2017-2019)
Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica A C, Mexico

Dr.  Anna Grazia  Mignani

(Term 2016-2018)
CNR-Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", Italy

Dr.   Kyle Myers

(Term 2018-2020)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, United States

Prof.  Kazuo Kuroda

(Term 2018-2020)
Utsunomiya Univ. Ctr. for Optical Research & Education, Japan

Dr.  Halina H.  Rubinsztein-Dunlop; Chair, Symposia Committee (Board Advisor)

(Term 2017-2019)
THe Univ. of Queensland, Australia

Prof.  David D.  Sampson

(Term 2017-2019)
Univ. of Surrey, United Kingdom

Dr.  Joanna Schmit

(Term 2017-2019)
4D Technology Corp., United States

Dr.  Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

(Term 2018-2020)
Vanderbilt Univ., United States

Dr.  Christina C.C.  Willis

(Term 2017-2019)
Consultant, United States