Jaime Frejlich, conference chair and Mikiya Muramatsu, Brazilian committee for optics.
Mikiya Muramatsu, of the University of São Paolo in Brazil, is the new president of the Brazilian committee for optics.
At the RIAO/OPTILAS 2007 meeting held in Campinas in Brazil in October (see page 3), the Brazilian committee for optics (CBO) elected a new board consisting of Mikiya Muramatsu (University of São Paulo) as president, Cid B Araujo (Federal University of Pernanbuco), Flavio Caldas Cruz (University of Campinas), Jaime Frejlich (University of Campinas), Lucila Cescato (University of Campinas), Luiz Gonçalves Neto (University of São Paulo), Niklaus U Wetter (Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, Nuclear and Energy Research Institute) and Tomaz Catunda (University of São Paulo).
The new president Mikiya Muramatsu gained a physics degree in 1972, an MS degree in 1977 and a PhD in 1985 in speckle metrology from the University of São Paulo.
Muramatsu is head of the optics laboratory at the department of general physics at the university.
current areas of interest are speckle interferometry, holography (including real-time holographic interferometric techniques), optics instrumentation and education in optics.