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    SPIE is a not-for-profit organization for optics and photonics. It runs and sponsors technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs, and provides financial support for education and outreach programs. The organization also provides a collection of optics and photonics applied research with papers from SPIE journals, conference proceedings and presentations, and eBooks. The areas of research span biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging.

    HQBellingham, WA, US
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    Employees (est.) (Jun 2022)545
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    Key People/Management at SPIE

    Jason Mulliner

    Jason Mulliner

    Secretary/Treasurer Alluxa, United States
    John Greivenkamp

    John Greivenkamp

    Immediate Past President
    David Andrews

    David Andrews

    Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

    Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

    Kent Rochford

    Kent Rochford

    Chief Executive Officer, Board Advisor
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    SPIE Office Locations

    SPIE has offices in Bellingham and Cardiff
    Bellingham, WA, US (HQ)
    1000 20th St
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    SPIE News and Updates

    SPIE Photonics West delivers a successful return to in-person science and engineering events

    SPIE safely welcomed the international photonics community back to San Francisco's Moscone Center from 22-27 January for Photonics West. The largest annual photonics conference and exhibition, including its BiOS, LASE, and OPTO symposia and the AR|VR|MR conference, garnered more than 10,000 register…

    2022 SPIE and Photonics Media Prism Awards celebrate innovative photonics technologies

    Earlier this evening, following a festive reception during SPIE Photonics West, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Photonics Media recognized the top optics and photonics products on the market with their industry-focused Prism Awards.

    VitreaLab, Quantopticon, Luminess win big at SPIE Startup Challenge

    Earlier today, at a ceremony during SPIE Photonics West, VitreaLab, with its laser-lit chip focused on the 2D and 3D display market — a technology which enables more power-efficient displays — was announced the winner of the $10,000 top prize at the 12th annual SPIE Startup Challenge.

    SPIE and the University of Rochester announce $1 million optics graduate fellowship

    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and the University of Rochester have announced the establishment of the SPIE Graduate Fellowship in Optical Sciences and Engineering. The $500,000 gift from the SPIE Endowment Matching Program will be matched 100% by the University of Rochest…

    Advanced Photonics Nexus journal to debut in 2022

    Advanced Photonics Nexus, an Open Access journal co-published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Chinese Laser Press (CLP), anticipates publication of its first issue in the second half of 2022.

    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, announces its 2022 Society awards

    The Awards Committee of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, today announced the recipients of its prestigious annual awards. Honoring transformative advancements in multiple areas — including medicine, astronomy, lithography, optical metrology, optical design, and community lea…
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    SPIE Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was SPIE founded?

      SPIE was founded in 1955.

    • Who are SPIE key executives?

      SPIE's key executives are Jason Mulliner, John Greivenkamp and David Andrews.

    • How many employees does SPIE have?

      SPIE has 545 employees.

    • Who are SPIE competitors?

      Competitors of SPIE include American Welding Society, American Physical Society and Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics.

    • Where is SPIE headquarters?

      SPIE headquarters is located at 1000 20th St, Bellingham.

    • Where are SPIE offices?

      SPIE has offices in Bellingham and Cardiff.

    • How many offices does SPIE have?

      SPIE has 2 offices.