SPIE has announced the creation of a new group, The Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore (OPSS), with its roots in the former Singapore Chapter of SPIE. OPSS aims to promote greater interaction between the optics and photonics community in Singapore, in both academia and industry, through providing a forum for discussion and growth among the various multidisciplinary groups.
The new society retains strong ties to SPIE. Many of the OPSS founders were active in the former SPIE Singapore regional chapter, and several - including the chairman Anand Asundi, who is a fellow of SPIE and a recent member of SPIE's board of directors - are members of SPIE. In addition, OPSS members frequently serve as mentors for the SPIE Singapore student chapter.