Professional Advancement Committee

The IEEE Photonics Society's Board of Governors established the Professional Advancement Committee to better develop and implement volunteer engagement efforts, as well as ensure the advancement of professional members in the IEEE. This includes (but it not limited to):

  • Building and maintaining a pipeline of inclusive Senior and Fellow classes;
  • Supporting elevations and nominations of active members to editorial boards and conference committees;
  • Evaluating award nomination strategies and approaches to better reach global members;
  • Supporting the participation of professionals on parent IEEE-boards.

Within the Society's leadership structure, the Professional Advancement Committee reports to the Professional & Technical Development Council. The Chair of this Committee serves that respective Council as a voting member. 

The following Working Groups report to this Committee:

  • Senior Member Elevation
  • Fellow Elevation
  • Future Thought Leaders Program

Professional Advancement ChairClick for role description

Benjamin Eggleton portrait
Benjamin Eggleton
Professional Advancement Chair Term: 2021 - 2023
University of Sydney

Professional Advancement Committee MembersClick for role description

Naznin Akter portrait
Naznin Akter
Professional Advancement Committee Members Term: 2021 - 2023
INSYST, Florida International University
Monica Allen portrait
Monica Allen
Professional Advancement Committee Members Term: 2021 - 2023
Air Force Research Laboratory
Yanne Chembo portrait
Yanne Chembo
Professional Advancement Committee Members Term: 2021 - 2023
University of Maryland
Lidia Galdino portrait
Lidia Galdino
Professional Advancement Committee Members Term: 2021 - 2023
University College London
Ivana Gasulla portrait
Ivana Gasulla
Professional Advancement Committee Members Term: 2021 - 2023
Technical University of Valencia
Ray-Hua Horng portrait
Ray-Hua Horng
Professional Advancement Committee Members Term: 2021 - 2023
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Nicole  Menkart portrait
Nicole Menkart
Professional Advancement Committee Members Term: 2021 - 2023
ECE, IREAP University of Maryland, USA
Roland Ryf portrait
Roland Ryf
Professional Advancement Committee Members Term: 2021 - 2023
Nokia Bell Labs
Perla   Viera-González portrait
Perla Viera-González
Professional Advancement Committee Members Term: 2021 - 2023
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León