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 - 2022
University of Sydney

Fellow Elevation, Working Group ChairClick for role description

Alice White portrait
Alice White
Fellow Elevation, Working Group Chair Term: 2022 - 2024
Boston University, Massachusetts

Senior Member Elevation, Working Group ChairClick for role description

Lidia Galdino portrait
Lidia Galdino
Senior Member Elevation, Working Group Chair Term: 2022 - 2024
Corning, UK

Fellow Elevation, Working Group MemberClick for role description

Ray-Hua Horng portrait
Ray-Hua Horng
Fellow Elevation, Working Group Member Term: 2022 - 2024
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Roland Ryf portrait
Roland Ryf
Fellow Elevation, Working Group Member Term: 2022 - 2024
Nokia Bell Labs

Senior Member Elevation, Working Group MemberClick for role description

Monica Allen portrait
Monica Allen
Senior Member Elevation, Working Group Member Term: 2022 - 2024
Air Force Research Laboratory
Haoshuo  Chen portrait
Haoshuo Chen
Senior Member Elevation, Working Group Member Term: 2022 - 2024
Nokia Bell Labs
Ivana Gasulla portrait
Ivana Gasulla
Senior Member Elevation, Working Group Member Term: 2022 - 2024
Technical University of Valencia
Iman Roqan portrait
Iman Roqan
Senior Member Elevation, Working Group Member Term: 2022 - 2024
KAUST - Saudi Arabia

Future Thought Leaders Program, MemberClick for role description

Naznin Akter portrait
Naznin Akter
Future Thought Leaders Program, Member Term: 2022 - 2024
INSYST, Florida International University
Ivana Gasulla portrait
Ivana Gasulla
Future Thought Leaders Program, Member Term: 2022 - 2024
Technical University of Valencia
Nicole  Menkart portrait
Nicole Menkart
Future Thought Leaders Program, Member Term: 2022 - 2024
ECE, IREAP University of Maryland, USA
Perla   Viera-González portrait
Perla Viera-González
Future Thought Leaders Program, Member Term: 2022 - 2024
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

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