A senior scientist at the US Brookhaven National Laboratory, Ralph B. James, has been elected president of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) for 2010, the outgoing president Maria J. Yzuel announced after the Society's annual general meeting on 4 August 2009 in San Diego, California.
Ralph James studied applied physics to PhD level at the California Institute of Technology. An SPIE Fellow, he lists his technical interests as photonic and electro-optical instrumentation, sensors, imaging, lasers, laser processing of materials, nanotechnology, nonlinear optics, semiconductor detectors, and biomedical imaging. He 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 to serve as the 2010 president elect. Svanberg is Professor of Oncology and Chief Physician in Oncology at Lund University, Sweden. She lists some of her technical interests as clinical oncology for the abatement of human malignant diseases and optical spectroscopy for detection and treatment of malignant tumours. She has supervised activities for a large number of PhD students in biomedical optics.
Eustace N. Dereniak was elected as the 2010 vice-president. Dereniak is a professor at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. His technical interests include infrared detectors and 2-dimensional arrays, photodetector arrays, materials of detectors, and germanium vs silicon.
Brian A. Lula was elected 2010 Secretary/Treasurer. Lula is the president and CEO of PI Physik Instrumente LP.