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SPIE Announces 2009 Officers and Directors
Aug 2008
Kevin Harding, SPIE 2008 president, announced the recent 2009 election results at this year’s Annual General Meeting of the Society on August 12, in San Diego. Beginning on January 1, 2009, Maria J. Yzuel, who was elected by SPIE members, will take over as president. Yzuel is a professor with the Department of Physics, Group of Optics, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. Yzuel has published more than 200 scientific papers, made more than 200 regular contributions in scientific conferences and supervised 20 PhD theses. Ralph B. James, associate lab director at Brookhaven National Laboratory, was elected 2009 president elect. He has published over 400 journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters and invited review papers, has 10 patents, and is the editor of 11 books on sensors, spectroscopy and imaging. SPIE’s newly elected 2009 vice president, Katarina Svanberg, is a professor of oncology and chief physician in oncology at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, where she received her MD and PhD in Medical Science.  Svanberg, a SPIE Fellow, is 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.  He graduated in mechanical engineering from Centennial College in Ontario, 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 and was featured in a personal exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington DC.

The scientific observation of celestial radiation that has reached the vicinity of Earth, and the interpretation of these observations to determine the characteristics of the extraterrestrial bodies and phenomena that have emitted the radiation.
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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