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International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM)

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

At its meeting in November 2014, the CGPM approved new criteria and a new process for election of CIPM members (see Resolution 2):

Criteria and Process for Election of CIPM Members

The above process refers to a Committee for CIPM Election (the CEC).

In 2014, the CGPM elected the following nine individuals to the CEC:

  • Friederike Weritz (Ministry of Economy, Germany); CEC Chairperson
  • Edwin Brown (State Department, USA)
  • Sergei Golubev (Director of the Department of Metrology, Rosstandart, Russian Federation)
  • Robert Gunn (National Physical Laboratory, UK)
  • Corinne Lagauterie (Ministry of Economy, France)
  • Yukinobu Miki (Director, NMIJ/AIST, Japan)
  • Ndwakhulu Mukhufhi (CEO, NMISA, South Africa)
  • Claudia Santo (Director of the Department of Metrology, LATU, Uruguay)
  • Zhang Yiqun (Vice-Director, Metrology Department AQSIQ, China)
CEC working procedure CEC members' area

Honorary members of the CIPM:

CIPM membership
W.R. Blevin, former Director of Applied Physics CSIRO (Australia)
L.M. Branscomb, former Director of the National Bureau of Standards (United States)
E.O. Göbel, former President of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
K. Iizuka, former President of the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
R. Kaarls, former Director of the NMi Van Swinden Laboratorium (Netherlands)
D. Kind, former President of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
J. Kovalevsky, former President of the Bureau National de Métrologie (France)
J. Skákala, former Deputy Director of the Slovak Technical University (Slovakia)
CIPM summary
General information
Consultative Committees
CIPM Sub-Committees and ad hoc Groups
CIPM publications
Strategic planning: BIPM and Consultative Committees
Joint Working Groups
CIPM election process
ad hoc Working Group on Governance
Members of the CIPM
CIPM Decisions and Recommendations
Photographs of the CIPM
Related articles
Former members of the CIPM
Summary of membership since 1978
Summary of membership 1875-1977
Text of the Metre Convention, other basic texts, and the BIPM Compendium
CIPM election process
Annual Report to Governments