Dr. Gordon Day currently serves as the 50th President of the IEEE. He spent most of his career in research and management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has served as science adviser to Sen. Jay Rockefeller. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton (UK) and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney (Australia). He is a past President of the IEEE Photonics Society and of IEEE-USA, and is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, the Optical Society of America, and the Institute of Physics (UK). He received BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in EE from the Univ. of Illinois.