International Optical Design Conference (IODC)

22 - 26 junho 2014
The Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA

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 (IODC) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 5 março 2014, 12:00 EST (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 9 April 2014
Online Program Planner Available 14 April 2014
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 3 junho 2014, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 10 junho 2014
Register for the Meeting By 26 maio 2014
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 22 junho - 26 junho 2014

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


Mariana Figueiro, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Scott Lerner, Carl Zeiss AG, United States
Julius Muschaweck, Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co., Germany
John Rogers, Synopsys, Inc, United States


Dave Aikens, Savvy Optics Corp., United States
Miguel Alonso, University of Rochester, United States
Rob Bates, FiveFocal LLC, United States
Julie Bentley, , United States
Florian Bociort, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
Peter Brick, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Germany
Thomas Brown, The Institute of Optics, United States
Scott Cahall, Eastman Kodak Company, United States
William Cassarly, Synopsys, Inc, United States
Chier-Weei Chang, Industrial Technology Research Institute,
Russell Chipman, University of Arizona, United States
Peter Clark, LensVector Inc, United States
Josh Cobb, Corning Tropel Corporation, United States
Jim Contreras, Ball Aerospace & Technologies, United States
Jasmin Cote, Side by Side Optical Engineering, Canada
Marta De La Fuente, INDRA, Spain
J. Rufino Diaz-Uribe, Univ Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Alexander Epple, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Florian Fournier, , United States
Edward Freniere, Lambda Research Corporation, United States
G. Groot Gregory, Synopsys, Inc, United States
John Greivenkamp, University of Arizona, United States
Anurag Gupta, Google, United States
Lakshminarayan Hazra, University of Calcutta , India
Joseph Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
Rainer Jetter, Optikentwicklung, Germany
Richard Juergens, Raytheon Missile Systems, United States
Norbert Kerwien, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
David Kessler, Kessler Optics & Photonics Solutions,Ltd, United States
John Koshel, College of Optical Sciences/Univ Arizona, United States
Kenneth Kubala, FiveFocal, LLC, United States
Jay Kumler, JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC, United States
Wai-sze Tiffany Lam, University of Arizona, United States
Paul Leisher, nLight Corporation, United States
Rongguang Liang, University of Arizona, United States
Irina Livshits, , Russia
Virendra Mahajan, The Aerospace Corporation, United States
Daniel Malacara Hernandez, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC, Mexico
Stephan Malkmus, OSRAM, Germany
Paul Manhart, Sigma Space Corporation, United States
Romeo Mercado, RM Optical Design Consulting, United States
Paul Michaloski, Corning Advance Optics, United States
Michael Missig, Bausch & Lomb, Inc, United States
Kenneth Moore, Zemax, LLC, United States
Pantazis Mouroulis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Iain Neil, Scotoptix, Switzerland
Thomas Nobis, Carl Zeiss AG,
Vladimir Oliker, Emory University, United States
Craig Olson, L-3 Communications, United States
Donald O'Shea, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Richard Pfisterer, Photon Engineering LLC, United States
Andrew Rakich, European Southern Observatory, Germany
Henning Rehn, Osram GmbH, Germany
Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, United States
Kevin Rolland-Thompson, Synopsys, Inc, United States
Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Jose Sasian, University of Arizona, United States
David Shafer, , United States
Vesselin Shaoulov, University of Central Florida, United States
Narkis Shatz, Science Applications International Corp, United States
Bryan Stone, Synopsys, Inc, United States
Wilhelm Ulrich, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Sergio Vazquez-Montiel, Inst Nat Astrofisica Optica Electronica , 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, , Germany
Garam Young, Synopsys, Inc, United States
Richard Youngworth, Riyo LLC, United States
Maria Yzuel, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain