Gordon Day Selected IEEE 2011 President-Elect

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 October, 2010 – Gordon W. Day, a past president of the IEEE Photonics Society and IEEE-USA, was selected as 2011 IEEE president-elect.

Day spent most of his career in research and management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he founded and led the NIST Optoelectronics Division. His personal research ranged from fundamental physical measurements to the development of standards for optical fiber and new concepts in instrumentation.

More recently, he served as science advisor to Sen. Jay Rockefeller and director of government relations for the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association. He has been an adjoint professor at the University of Colorado and a visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton (UK), and has served on many industry, government, and academic advisory groups.

A Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, the Optical Society of America, and the Institute of Physics, Day received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.

Pending acceptance of the Teller's Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors on 22 November, Day will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2012. He will succeed 2011 IEEE president Moshe Kam, department head and Robert Quinn Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

The other candidate for 2011 IEEE president-elect was Joseph V. Lillie of Louisiana. Both candidates were nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors. Of the members who voted, 27,615 selected Day and 17,341 selected Lillie.

For complete election results, visit http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/election/index.html.

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