SPIE announces newly elected 2009 officers and directors

August 21, 2008--At last week's Annual General Meeting of the Society, held August 12, 2008 in San Diego, CA in conjunction with the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference, SPIE 2008 president Kevin Harding announced the recent election results for 2009 SPIE officers with terms beginning January 1, 2009.

Aug 21st, 2008

August 21, 2008--At last week's Annual General Meeting of the Society, held August 12, 2008 in San Diego, CA in conjunction with the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference, SPIE 2008 president Kevin Harding announced the recent election results for 2009 SPIE officers with terms beginning January 1, 2009.

The 2009 SPIE election results:

Maria J. Yzuel was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2009 SPIE president. Yzuel is a professor with the Department of Physics, Group of Optics, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from the Universidad of Zaragoza, Spain. An SPIE Fellow, she lists some of her technical interests as diffraction image theory, image quality evaluation, apodization, applications to photolithography optical pattern recognition, color information in correlators, design of filters and liquid crystal devices. Yzuel has published more than 200 scientific papers and presented about 20 invited papers and more than 200 regular contributions in scientific conferences and has supervised more than 20 Ph.D. theses.

Ralph B. James was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2009 president elect. James is program manager and senior scientist for the Brookhaven National Laboratory. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology. An SPIE Fellow, James has published over 400 journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters and invited review papers, has 10 patents granted, and is the editor of 13 books on sensors, spectroscopy and imaging.

Katarina Svanberg was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2009 vice president. Svanberg is professor of Oncology and chief physician in Oncology at Lund University in Sweden. She received her M.D. and Ph.D. in Medical Science from Lund University. Svanberg is an SPIE Fellow, a recipient of the SKAPA Innovation Prize, and has given invited talks at 85 international conferences and 30 foreign universities.

Brian A. Lula was elected by SPIE members to serve as the 2009 secretary/treasurer. Lula is the president and CEO of PI Physik Instrumente LP. He graduated in mechanical engineering from Centennial College, ON, Canada, and completed advanced engineering courses at the University of Michigan. Lula is a CCD astronomical imager/educator with published photos in popular astronomy magazines such as Sky & Telescope and Astronomy.


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