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Mr. Kent Rochford PhD

CEO,
SPIE

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Bronze Most Valuable Member

Bio

Currently CEO of SPIE, an international society advancing the science and application of light. The society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange,continuing education, publications, and career and professional growth.

Previously served as acting director, associate director, lab director, etc. at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  My work at NIST has been profiled in the Onion (https://www.theonion.com/glitch-in-country-allows-citizens-to-temporarily-walk-t-1820916560)

Before that, I worked in start-ups and multinationals, as a research director or R&D engineer in optics and photonics.

Job History

SPIE
CEO
Bellingham
May 2018 - present

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Acting Director, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, others
Gaithersburg, MD, United States