Globalization Committee

The IEEE Photonics Society established a Globalization Committee to ensure that the members in which it serves are globally represented in all aspects of organization. The Committee also facilitates interconnected outreach methods to encourage international development in the photonics community.  

Mission & Strategic Objectives

  • Review similarities, differences & assets of the varying IEEE designated regions of the world in relation to photonics technology; 
  • Idenitfy geographical areas where photonic trends and membership interests are emerging;
  • Provide global strategy, needs assessments and accountability procedures for other councils/committees to follow;
  • Establish sister-society agreements and regional unity projects with national societies and global associations;
  • Develop creative solutions to reach and engage with the developing world. 

Globalization ChairClick for role description

Paul Crump portrait
Paul Crump
Globalization Chair Term: 2021 - 2023
FBH Berlin

Elected Board MemberClick for role description

Akihiko  Kasukawa  portrait
Akihiko Kasukawa
Elected Board Member Term: 2021 - 2021
Furukawa Electric Co. Japan.
Milan  Mashanovitch portrait
Milan Mashanovitch
Elected Board Member Term: 2021 - 2022
Freedom Photonics

IEEE SIGHT RepresentativeClick for role description

Neysha  Lobo-Ploch  portrait
Neysha Lobo-Ploch
IEEE SIGHT Representative Term: 2021 - 2023
UVPhotonics/fbh-berlin

Global Strategy Rep - European OutreachClick for role description

Mohamed Elattar portrait
Mohamed Elattar
Global Strategy Rep - European Outreach Term: 2021 - 2023
FBH Berlin - Germany
Sinan Genc portrait
Sinan Genc
Global Strategy Rep - European Outreach Term: 2021 - 2023
Abdullah Gül University - Turkey
 Gaëlle  Lucas-Leclin portrait
Gaëlle Lucas-Leclin
Global Strategy Rep - European Outreach Term: 2021 - 2023
Université Paris-Saclay - France
Jose Pozo portrait
Jose Pozo
Global Strategy Rep - European Outreach Term: 2021 - 2022
European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC)
Patryk Urban portrait
Patryk Urban
Global Strategy Rep - European Outreach Term: 2021 - 2023
Wave General - Poland

Global Strategy Reps - Latin AmericaClick for role description

Clara Cañón portrait
Clara Cañón
Global Strategy Reps - Latin America Term: 2021 - 2023
Universidad Industrial de Santander - Colombia
Andrés  Díaz portrait
Andrés Díaz
Global Strategy Reps - Latin America Term: 2021 - 2023
Universidad Ana G. Méndez - Puerto Rico
Diego  Grosz portrait
Diego Grosz
Global Strategy Reps - Latin America Term: 2021 - 2023
Instituto Balseiro - Argentina

Global Strategy Rep - Middle EastClick for role description

 Alina  Karabchevsky portrait
Alina Karabchevsky
Global Strategy Rep - Middle East Term: 2021 - 2023
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Israel
Diaa Khalil portrait
Diaa Khalil
Global Strategy Rep - Middle East Term: 2021 - 2023
Ain Shams University - Egypt
Hassan  Oubei portrait
Hassan Oubei
Global Strategy Rep - Middle East Term: 2021 - 2023
KAUST - Saudi Arabia
Iman Roqan portrait
Iman Roqan
Global Strategy Rep - Middle East Term: 2021 - 2023
KAUST - Saudi Arabia

Global Strategy Reps - AfricaClick for role description

Andrew Forbes portrait
Andrew Forbes
Global Strategy Reps - Africa Term: 2021 - 2023
Wits University - South Africa
Kithinji  Muriungi portrait
Kithinji Muriungi
Global Strategy Reps - Africa Term: 2021 - 2023
ICT Authority - Kenya
Paul Woafo portrait
Paul Woafo
Global Strategy Reps - Africa Term: 2021 - 2023
University of Yaoundé - Cameroon
Mourad  ZGHAL portrait
Mourad ZGHAL
Global Strategy Reps - Africa Term: 2021 - 2023
University of Carthage - Tunisia

Global Strategy Reps - IndiaClick for role description

Hitesh Mehta portrait
Hitesh Mehta
Global Strategy Reps - India Term: 2021 - 2023
Fiber Optika Technologies
T.D. Subash portrait
T.D. Subash
Global Strategy Reps - India Term: 2021 - 2023
Mangalam College of Engineering
Anupma  Thakur portrait
Anupma Thakur
Global Strategy Reps - India Term: 2021 - 2023
CSIR-CSIO

Global Strategy Reps - ChinaClick for role description

Haoshuo  Chen portrait
Haoshuo Chen
Global Strategy Reps - China Term: 2021 - 2023
Nokia Bell Labs
Yetian  Huang portrait
Yetian Huang
Global Strategy Reps - China Term: 2021 - 2023
Shanghai University
Yikai Su portrait
Yikai Su
Global Strategy Reps - China Term: 2021 - 2023
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Staff Support

Community Outreach & Development Manager
Lauren Mecum-Smith