Our officers each possess outstanding records of scientific achievement in the field of optics. The time and effort given by our elected representatives provide a strong foundation for the Optica's future.

As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to safeguarding the trust placed it is by our members and the optics and photonics community as a whole. Our commitment to unsurpassed quality and best practices in governance, accountability, and transparency, exist at all level of our organization. These values are most apparent in the dedication and perseverance of our elected officers.


     “I hope to promote efforts to continue the globalization and diversification of the society.“
Satoshi Kawata, 2022 Optica President

Officers

Satoshi Kawata

President

Osaka University, Japan
Term: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022

Michal Lipson

President-Elect

Columbia University, USA
Term: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022

Gerd Leuchs

Vice President

Max Planck Institute, Germany
Term: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022

George Bayz

Treasurer

Oakshire Partners, USA
Term: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2022

Elizabeth Rogan

Chief Executive Officer

Optica, USA

Board of Directors

Polina Bayvel

Director at Large

University College London, UK
Term: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022

Andrea Blanco-Redondo

Director at Large

Nokia Bell Labs
Term: 22 January 2020 to 31 December 2022

Katherine Calabro

Chair, Membership Engagement and Development Council

Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group
Term: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023

Steven Cundiff

Chair, Meetings Council

University of Michigan Randall Laboratories, USA
Term: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023

Judith Dawes

Director at Large

Macquarie University, Australia
Term: January 2022 to 31 December 2024

Amy Eskilson

Chair, Corporate Engagement Council

Inrad Optics, USA
Term: January 2022 to 31 December 2023

Alex Gaeta

Chair, Publications Council

Columbia University, USA
Term: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022

Joyce Poon

Director at Large

Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany
Term: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023

Min Qiu

Director at Large Appointed

Westlake University, China
Term: January 2022 to 31 December 2024

Sujatha Ramanujan

Director at Large Appointed

Luminate, USA
Term: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022

Ulrike Woggon

Director at Large

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Term: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023