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Election for 2024 Offices


We are pleased to announce that Gisele Bennett, MEPSS LLC, USA was elected by Optica members to serve as the society's 2024 Vice President.

Her four-year commitment to Optica's Board of Directors consists of serving one year as vice president in 2024, followed by one year as president-elect in 2025, president in 2026 and past president in 2027.

Members also elected Martin J. Booth, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and Caroline Boudoux, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada to serve as Directors at Large on the Board of Directors for  2024-2026.

The results were announced at Optica's Annual Business Meeting during the 2023 Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science (FiO + LS) conference held on 9 - 11 October.

Bennett, Booth, and Boudoux will begin their terms on 01 January 2024. 

Read the press release from Optica and see below for additional information on the new Board members.  


2024 Vice President  

Gisele Bennett




2024-2026 Directors at Large

Martin J. Booth

Martin J.

University of Oxford,
United Kingdom

Caroline Boudoux


Polytechnique Montréal,


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