International Optical Design Conference

09 - 13 July 2017
Denver Marriott City Center, Denver, Colorado United States

Resources: Committee Chairs

The Technical Program Chairs are integral to the success of the meeting. As a volunteer you dedicate countless hours raising funds to support the event, securing invited speakers, reaching out to colleagues to encourage submissions, reviewing papers, and scheduling sessions.

On behalf of OSA, its Board, and its entire staff, we extend enormous gratitude to the Chairs of the International Optical Design Conference Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens October 2016
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 8 March 2017, 12:00 EST (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions Week of 3 April 2017
Online Program Planner Available
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 20 June 2017, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 7 June 2017
Register for the Meeting By 9 June 2017
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 9 July - 13 July 2017

How to be Effective

  • Volunteer to Preside
  • Contribute to Welcome remarks for Opening Ceremonies
  • Volunteer to blog
  • Promote meeting
  • Involve committee members in the selection of invited speakers
  • Apply for grants and request corporate contributions at least 9 months before your meeting.
  • Contact your collocated meeting chairs to discuss joint sessions.
  • Use SharePoint to distribute documents to your committee members. 
  • Presiding over the Technical Program Committee
  • Support and adhere to meeting deadlines
  • Promote the meeting to solicit and encourage contributed papers
  • Selecting and confirming Committee Members
  • Selecting and confirming Invited Speakers
  • Selecting and confirming a  Local Organizing Committee to assist in extra activities at meeting such as laboratory tours, additional networking events, etc. , if necessary
  • Providing complete contact information of committee members and invited speakers to OSA
  • Preparing the technical scope and topics for meeting
  • Encourage committee members to complete their reviews by deadline.
  • Encourage committee to select and confirm Presiders for all technical sessions.
  • Soliciting funds from granting agencies and corporate contributions for meeting support and travel support for selected participants.  
  • Reviewing and determining acceptance for postdeadline papers
  • Attend the meeting and participate at on-site meeting and wrap-up committee meeting.


All documents listed below are located in the Reference Center, under Policy and Procedures on Sharepoint.

  • Chairs’ Manual
  • Fundraising Grant Information
  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
  • Peer Review Instructions
  • Scheduling Instructions


Peter Clark, Optikos Corporation, United States
Julius Muschaweck, Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co., Germany
Richard Pfisterer, Photon Engineering LLC, United States
John Rogers, Synopsys, Inc, United States


Dave Aikens, Savvy Optics Corp, United States
Miguel Alonso, University of Rochester, United States
Leo Baldwin, Lab126, United States
Rob Bates, FiveFocal LLC, United States
Pablo Benitez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Julie Bentley, University of Rochester, United States
Peter Brick, The University of Arizona, Germany
Thomas Brown, University of Rochester, United States
Scott Cahall, Moondog Optics, Inc., United States
William Cassarly, Synopsys, Inc, United States
Chir-Weei Chang, Industrial Technology Research Institute,
Russell Chipman, Airy Optics, United States
Michael Chrisp, Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, United States
Josh Cobb, Corning Tropel Corporation, United States
Jim Contreras, Ball Aerospace & Technologies, United States
Jasmin Cote, Side by Side Optics, Canada
Marc Daigle, Optikos Corporation, United States
Marta De La Fuente, INDRA, Spain
J. Rufino Diaz-Uribe, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Oliver Dross, Philips Research, Netherlands
Kai Engelhardt, OPTI-KEN/Heptagon, Germany
Alexander Epple, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Stephen Fantone, Optikos Corporation,
Gregory Forbes, Scisense Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia
Edward Freniere, Lambda Research Corporation, United States
Kyle Fuerschbach, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Leo Gardner, BAE Systems North America, United States
Groot Gregory, Synopsys, Inc, United States
John Greivenkamp, The University of Arizona, United States
Herbert Gross, University of Jena,
Anurag Gupta, Google, United States
David Hasenauer, Synopsys, Inc, United States
Michael Hayford, , United States
Lakshminarayan Hazra, University of Calcutta, India
Joseph Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
John Isenberg, retired, United States
Richard Juergens, Raytheon Missile Systems, United States
Norbert Kerwien, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
John Koshel, The University of Arizona, United States
Kenneth Kubala, FiveFocal, LLC, United States
Jay Kumler, JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC, United States
Paul Leisher, nLight Corporation, United States
Scott Lerner, , United States
Rongguang Liang, The University of Arizona, United States
Irina Livshits, ITMO University, Russia
Daniel Malacara Hernandez, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC, Mexico
Paul Manhart, National Security Technologies, LLC, United States
James McGuire, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Romeo Mercado, RM Optical Design Consulting, United States
Paul Michaloski, Corning Advanced Optics, United States
Juan Carlos Miñano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Michael Missig, G-O, United States
Ruben Mohedano, LPI Europe, SL, Spain
Kenneth Moore, Zemax, LLC, United States
Pantazis Mouroulis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Iain Neil, Scotoptix, Switzerland
Thomas Nobis, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Yasuhiro Ohmura, Nikon Corporation, Japan
Vladimir Oliker, Emory University, United States
Craig Olson, L-3 Technologies Sonoma EO, United States
Donald O'Shea, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Andrew Rakich, GMTO, United States
Henning Rehn, Osram GmbH, Germany
Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, United States
Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Mark Sanson, Corning Tropel Corporation, United States
Jose Sasian, The University of Arizona, United States
David Shafer, David Schafer Optical Design, United States
Vesselin Shaoulov, University of Central Florida, United States
Daniel Smith, Nikon Research Corporation of America, United States
Harvey Spencer, DRS Technologies, Inc, United States
Bryan Stone, Synopsys, Inc, United States
Simon Thibault, Universite Laval, Canada
Andreas Timinger, Lumileds Germany GmbH, Germany
Kristina Uhlendorf, Jabil Optics Germany,
Wilhelm Ulrich, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Sergio Vazquez-Montiel, Universidad Politécnica de Tulancingo, Mexico
Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Rolf Wartmann, Carl Zeiss Microimaging,
David Williamson, Nikon Research Corporation of America, United States
Andrew Wood, Qioptiq Ltd, United Kingdom
Akira Yabe, Akira Yabe Lens Design, Japan
Takanori Yamanashi, Theta Optical LLC, United States
Garam Young, The Young Corp.,
Richard Youngworth, Riyo LLC, United States