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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 2017

Dr.  Glenn D.  Boreman

Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

Dr.  Robert A.  Lieberman

Immediate Past President
Lumoptix LLC, United States

Dr.  Maryellen  Giger

The Univ. of Chicago, United States

Mr.  Jim M.  Oschmann

Vice President
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., United States

Mr.  Gary Spiegel

Newport Corp. (retired), United States

Dr.  Eugene G.  Arthurs

CEO, Advisor
SPIE, United States

Board of Directors 2017

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

Prof.  Julie  L.  Bentley

(Term 2015-2017)
Univ. of Rochester, 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

Mr.  Brian Lula

(Term 2015-2017)
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., United States

Dr.  Kristen C.  Maitland

(Term 2015-2017)
Texas A&M Univ., United States

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

(Term 2017-2017)
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.  Craig Olson; Chair, Publications Committee (Board Advisor)

(Term 2017-2017)
L-3 Communications, United States

Prof.  Wolfgang Osten

(Term 2015-2017)
Institut für Technische Optik, Germany

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)
The Univ. of Western Australia, Australia

Dr.  Joanna Schmit

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

Dr.  Akiyoshi Suzuki

(Term 2015-2017)
Gigaphoton Inc., Japan

Dr.  Christina C.C.  Willis

(Term 2017-2019)
Fibertek, Inc., United States