Professional & Technical Development Council

The IEEE Photonics Society's Professional & Technical Development Council is responsible for: creating professional development programs; enhancing career services; identifying opportunities for professionals to engage in volunteering; and distinguishing emerging areas of technical and industrial interest.

The Council is led by the IEEE Photonics Society's Vice President (VP) of Professional & Technical Development and consists of Chairs, from its respective Committees and Task Force, and Elected Members. A complete roster is below.

Strategic Committees
The Professional & Technical Development Council has (4) four Strategic Committees and a Task Force that reports to it within the Society's governance structure:
  • Distinguished Lecturer Revitalization 

VP of Professional & Technical DevelopmentClick for role description

Anna Peacock portrait
Anna Peacock
VP of Professional & Technical Development Term: 2021 - 2023
University of Southampton

AVP of Young ProfessionalsClick for role description

Akhil Kallepalli portrait
Akhil Kallepalli
AVP of Young Professionals Term: 2021 - 2023
University of Glasgow

Industry Engagement ChairClick for role description

Dalma Novak portrait
Dalma Novak
Industry Engagement Chair Term: 2019 - 2023
Octane Wireless, Hanover, MD, USA

Emerging Technologies Task Force ChairClick for role description

Ampalavanapillai "Thas" Nirmalathas
Emerging Technologies Task Force Chair Term: 2021 - 2023
University of Melbourne, Australia

Elected Board MembersClick for role description

Lidia Galdino portrait
Lidia Galdino
Elected Board Members Term: 2021 - 2023
Corning, UK
Ray-Hua Horng portrait
Ray-Hua Horng
Elected Board Members Term: 2021 - 2023
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

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