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International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM)
Outcomes from the CIPM's most recent meetings:
  • 105
  • October 2016
  • 104(II)
  • October 2015
  • 104(I)
  • March 2015
  • 103(II)
  • November 2014
    [ See meeting reports ]

    in French: Comité international des poids et mesures

    The principal task of the CIPM is to promote world-wide uniformity in units of measurement and it does this by direct action or by submitting draft resolutions to the General Conference (CGPM).

    Duties of the CIPM include the responsibility to:

    The CIPM is made up of eighteen individuals, each of a different nationality. The presidents of the Consultative Committees are appointed by, and are normally members of, the CIPM.

    The CIPM meets every year (since 2011 in two sessions per year) and, among other matters, discusses reports presented to it by its Consultative Committees. Reports of the meetings of the CGPM, the CIPM, and all the Consultative Committees, are published by the BIPM.


    The CIPM is made up of eighteen individuals, each of a different nationality.

    CIPM bureau members:

    Date of provisional
    election to the CIPM
    (by the CIPM)
    Most recent (re)election
    by the CGPM
    President Dr B. Inglis (Australia)7 Aug. 2000 2014
    Secretary Dr J. McLaren (Canada) 6 March 2006 2014
    Vice-President Dr W.E. May (United States of America) 9 June 2008 2014
    Vice-President Prof. J. Ullrich (Germany)15 May 2013 2014

    Other CIPM members:

    Dr F. Bulygin (Russian Federation) 2014
    Dr M. Buzoianu (Romania) 2014
    Dr I. Castelazo (Mexico) 2014
    Dr Y. Duan (People's Republic of China)8 March 2010 2014
    Mr L. Érard (France)13 Sept. 2004 2014
    Dr D.-I. Kang (Republic of Korea)12 Dec. 2013 2014
    Dr H. Laiz (Argentina)7 Dec. 2016
    Dr T. Liew (Singapore) 2014
    Dr W. Louw (South Africa) 15 May 2013 2014
    Dr M.L. Rastello (Italy)7 Dec. 2016
    Dr P. Richard (Switzerland) 2014
    Dr G. Rietveld (Netherlands) 2014
    Dr M. Sené (United-Kingdom)7 Dec. 2016
    Dr T. Usuda (Japan) 1 July 2012 2014

    ex officio Dr M.J.T. Milton (United Kingdom), Director of the BIPM

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