Professional Society & Committee Memberships

  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (OSA). 2000-present.
  • Fellow, Society of Photo Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2010-present.
  • Program Director, MediaTech Showcase and Conference, 2006-2007.
  • Contributing Editor, Optics & Photonics News, 1996-2006.
  • Editorial Board Member, Reports on Progress in Physics, IOP Publishing, London, 2009-13.
  • Member, Program Committee, SPIE Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micro-manipulation, 2009-present.
  • Member, Program Committee, European Optical Society’s Topical Meeting on Diffractive Optics, 2011-present.
  • Member, International Oversight Committee, Center for Research in Optics and Photonics, Institute of Physics in Sao Carlos, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Topical Editor, Applied Optics, 1995-1998.
  • Member, Program Committee, OSA/SPIE/LEOS Conference on Optical Data Storage, 1988-2001 (co-chair in 1992-94 and in 1997-99); Advisory Committee (2004-2006); Program Committee, 2006-present.
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, International Symposium on Optical Storage in China (ISOS), 2008-present.
  • Conference Chair, Optical Storage and New Storage Technology (OSNS), held in conjunction with Photonics and Opto-Electronics Meetings (POEM), Wuhan, China, 2009.
  • Member, International Steering Committee, Nano-Photonics Down Under 2009 (Sir Mark Oliphant Conferences), Melbourne, Australia, 2009.
  • Conference Chair/Organizer, Symposium Honoring Prof. Joseph W. Goodman, SPIE Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, August 29, 2007.
  • Member, Program Committee, Conference on Lasers and Electro­Optics (CLEO), 1990.
  • Member, Program Committee, Intermag Conference, 1989, 1993.
  • Member, Working Committee on Optical Data Storage, NSF Workshop on Advance Data Storage Technology for Computer Systems, Pittsburgh, January 17-18, 1990.
  • Member, Program Committee, International Symposium on Optical Memory (ISOM), 1991-2005; Advisory Committee, 2005-present.
  • Member, Program Committee, Magneto-Optical Recording International Symposium (MORIS),1990-present (co-chair in 1992 and 1999).
  • Cochair and Organizer, “Second Arizona Workshop on Magneto-Optical Storage Media”, Tucson, Arizona, Jan.31-Feb.1, 1991.
  • Member, Working Group on Optical Data Storage Technology, Workshop on Photonic Materials, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, August 26-27, 1992.
  • Member, Program Committee, Asia-Pacific Data Storage Conference, 1997-present.
  • Member, WTEC panel on the “Future of Data Storage Technologies,” sponsored by NIST, DARPA and NSF, April 1998.
  • Chair, Working group drafting the roadmap on “Hybrid technologies for magnetic and magneto-optical disk data storage,” National Storage Industries Consortium (NSIC) workshop, November 1999.
  • Member, Working group drafting the roadmap on “Phase-change optical disk data storage,” National Storage Industries Consortium (NSIC), January 2003.