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Optica Election Now Open


Optica members who are eligible to vote received an email from Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS) on 18 June 2024 with instructions on how to access your online ballot. The deadline to vote is 16 August 2024 at 23:59 EDTLearn more about each candidate by clicking on their name below and reading their biography and statement.

To vote, visit and enter your unique Optica Member Number and Election Passcode. Your election passcode was sent by SBS ( The election results will be announced during the Optica Annual Business Meeting scheduled for 23 September 2024 at 16:30 – 17:15 MT in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Questions related to the Optica election should be sent to


Candidates for 2025 Vice President


Turan Erdogan

Plymouth Grating Laboratory, Inc., USA

Min Gu

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

Candidates for 2025-2027 Director at Large


Mihaela Dinu

CACI International, Inc., USA

Christine P. Hendon

Columbia University, USA


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