Membership Council

The IEEE Photonics Society’s Membership Council was formed to ensure that the interests of the members are addressed, to oversee the direction of the Society’s chapters and to initiate programs that add value to the membership and photonics community at large. The Membership Council also leads the Society's membership recruitment and retention strategies. 

The Membership Council is chaired by the IEEE Photonics Society’s Vice President of Membership and consists of the President, the President‐Elect, Associate Vice Presidents segmented by the Society’s strategic areas of focus, the Newsletter Editor and the four Board of Governors Members serving the second year of their elected terms. A complete roster is below. 

Membership Council Strategic Objectives 

  • Enhance the coordination between the Society’s activities at the local chapter and international levels; 
  • Provide a long-term membership career paths to guide members at they transition from student to member to leader; 
  • Expand the diversity of the photonics community by increasing the participation of women, students, Young Professionls, underrepresented minorities, and members from developing nations; 
  • Increase education, training, mentorship, and networking opportunities for the photonics community in academia, industry and government; 
  • Increase volunteering opportunities within the Society; 
  • Educate public and government leaders on the capabilities and benefits of photonic technology. 

René-Jean Essiambre portrait
René-Jean Essiambre
VP Membership Term: 2017 - 2019
Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia
Chennupati  Jagadish  portrait
Chennupati Jagadish
President Term: 2018 - 2018
Australian National University, Australia

AVP Chapter RelationsClick for role description

Naresh Chand portrait
Naresh Chand
AVP Chapter Relations Term: 2018 - 2020
Huawei Technologies
Arti Agrawal portrait
Arti Agrawal
AVP Diversity Term: 2017 - 2019
City University London

AVP Sector RelationsClick for role description

Michael  Brodsky  portrait
Michael Brodsky
AVP Sector Relations Term: 2018 - 2020
US Army Research Laboratory
Lukas Chrostowski portrait
Lukas Chrostowski
AVP Education Term: 2015 - 2018
University of British Columbia

STEM Outreach RepresentativeClick for role description

Sri Priya Sundararajan portrait
Sri Priya Sundararajan
STEM Outreach Representative Term: 2017 - 2019
Cisco, USA

Women in Photonics RepresentativeClick for role description

Meredith Hutchinson portrait
Meredith Hutchinson
Women in Photonics Representative Term: 2018 - 2020
US Naval Research Laboratory

AVP Young ProfessionalsClick for role description

Stanley Ikpe portrait
Stanley Ikpe
AVP Young Professionals Term: 2018 - 2020
NASA Langley Research Center

AVP Member AdvancementClick for role description

Roland Ryf portrait
Roland Ryf
AVP Member Advancement Term: 2017 - 2019
Nokia Bell Labs
USA

AVP Student MembershipClick for role description

Bassem Tossoun portrait
Bassem Tossoun
AVP Student Membership Term: 2016 - 2018
University of Virginia

AVP CommunicationsClick for role description

Dominic  Siriani  portrait
Dominic Siriani
AVP Communications Term: 2017 - 2019
Cisco, USA

Newsletter Editor-in-Chief Click for role description

Nicolas  Fontaine portrait
Nicolas Fontaine
Newsletter Editor-in-Chief Term: 2018 - 2020
Nokia Bell Laboratories

AVP Global Strategy - India Initiative RepresentativeClick for role description

Atul Srivastava portrait
Atul Srivastava
AVP Global Strategy - India Initiative Representative Term: 2015 - 2018
NEL America, Inc.

AVP Global Strategy - Africa Initiative RepresentativeClick for role description

Yanne Chembo portrait
Yanne Chembo
AVP Global Strategy - Africa Initiative Representative Term: 2016 - 2018
FEMTO-ST Institute

AVP Global Strategy - Latin America Initiative RepresentativeClick for role description

Hugo H. Figueroa portrait
Hugo H. Figueroa
AVP Global Strategy - Latin America Initiative Representative Term: 2015 - 2018

AVP of Global Strategy - Asia/Pacific RepresentativeClick for role description

Perry Shum portrait
Perry Shum
AVP of Global Strategy - Asia/Pacific Representative Term: 2018 - 2020
Nanyang Technological University

2nd Year Elected Board of Governors MemberClick for role description

Gabriella Cincotti portrait
Gabriella Cincotti
2nd Year Elected Board of Governors Member Term: 2018 - 2018
University Roma Tre
Tetsuya  Kawanishi  portrait
Tetsuya Kawanishi
2nd Year Elected Board of Governors Member Term: 2018 - 2018
Waseda University
Benjamin G. Lee portrait
Benjamin G. Lee
2nd Year Elected Board of Governors Member Term: 2018 - 2018
IBM Research, USA
Dan M. Marom portrait
Dan M. Marom
2nd Year Elected Board of Governors Member Term: 2018 - 2018
Applied Physics Department  
Hebrew University, Israel

Membership Council Staff Support

Community Outreach & Devt Mgr
Lauren Mecum