13 October 2017

The Optical Society Announces 2018 Fellows Class

WASHINGTON – The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that 101 OSA members, representing 19 countries, have been elected to the 2018 OSA Fellows Class. Fellows are selected based on several factors, including specific scientific, engineering, and technological contributions, technical or industry leadership in the field as well as service to OSA and the global optics community.
“I am pleased to welcome the 2018 OSA Fellows. They will continue, through their work, to foster growth in their individual fields. Their achievements are excellent examples of the substantial impact of optics and photonics on the global sphere,” said Eric Mazur, 2017 President, The Optical Society. “We had a record number of applicants this year and the group’s diversity is a testament to The Optical Society’s growing global influence.”
Fellows of The Optical Society are members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The OSA Fellow Members Committee reviews nominations submitted by current OSA Fellows, then recommends candidates to the OSA Board of Directors. The committee is led by Chairman Edward A. Watson, of the University of Dayton. No more than 10 percent of the total OSA membership may be chosen as Fellows, making the process both highly selective and competitive.
Elizabeth Rogan, CEO, The Optical Society said, “It’s an honor to congratulate the new Fellows, who have contributed to the growth of our industry. This impressive group of individuals will continue to add tremendous value to the optical science ecosystem. We thank committee chair Edward Watson and the entire Fellow members committee for their continued dedication to the OSA Fellows program.”
The new Fellows will be honored at OSA conferences and meetings throughout 2018. A listing of all 101 new Fellows appears below:
2018 OSA Fellow Members
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
George Bayz, Synopsys, Inc, United States
David Boas, Boston University, United States
Domenico Bonaccini Calia, European Southern Observatory, Germany
Martin Booth, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Hou-Tong Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Yu-Ao Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Johannes Courtial, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Luca Dal Negro, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department & Photonics Center, Boston University, United States
Hamid Dehghani, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Stavros Demos, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, United States
Nicholas Doran, Aston University, United Kingdom
Andrew Dunn, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, University of Adelaide, Australia
Andrew Ellis, Aston University, United Kingdom
Rinat Esenaliev, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, United States
Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, United States
Sasan Fathpour, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, United States
Maurizio Ferrari, CNR-IFN, Italy
Nicolas K. Fontaine, Nokia Bell Labs, United States
Maria Angela Franceschini, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Almantas Galvanauskas, University of Michigan, United States
Goëry Genty, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Ursula Gibson, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norway
Gary Gimmestad, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
John Girkin, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Donald Golini, SANICA Ventures,  United States
Joseph Gortych, Opticus IP Law PLLC, United States
Anatoly Grudinin, Kaithree Photonics, United Kingdom
Constantin Haefner, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Peter Hamm, Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
Sivanandan S. Harilal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
John Heebner, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Wei Huang, Northwestern Polytechnical University & Nanjing Tech University, China
Randall G. Hulet, Rice University, United States
Nicusor Iftimia, Physical Sciences Inc., United States
Mona Jarrahi, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Igor Jex, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
David Jonas, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, United States
Anne Kelley, University of California, Merced, United States
Jungsang Kim, Duke University, United States
Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
François Légaré, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Énergie, Matériaux, et Télécommunications, Canada
Tien-Chang Lu, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Zhenqiang Ma, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Arash Mafi, University of New Mexico, United States
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Vanderbilt University, United States
Mike Mandina, Optimax Systems Inc, United States
Zetian Mi, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States
Hope Michelsen, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Mo Mojahedi, University of Toronto, Canada
John Nees, University of Michigan, United States
Takahiro Numai, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Jennifer Ogilvie, University of Michigan, United States
Boon S. Ooi, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
YongKeun Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea
Valdas Pasiskevicius, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Alan B. Petersen, Spectra-Physics, MKS Instruments, Inc., United States
Periklis Petropoulos, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Pepijn Pinkse, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Innocenzo Pinto, University of Sannio, INFN, LVC, and KAGRA, Italy
Gernot Pomrenke, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, United States
Joyce Poon, University of Toronto, Canada
Eric Potma, University of California, Irvine, United States
Minghao Qi, Purdue University, United States
Romain Quidant, ICFO & ICREA, Spain
Daniel Razansky, Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
Derryck T. Reid, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Federico Rosei, INRS, Canada
Takashi Saida, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation, Japan
Jim Schwiegerling, The University of Arizona, United States
Pascale Senellart, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, France
Anne Sentenac, Fresnel Institut, France
Maksim Skorobogatiy, Department of Engineering Physics, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Radan Slavik, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Glenn Solomon, Joint Quantum Institute, United States
Kartik Srinivasan, National Institute of Standards & Technology, United States
Thomas Südmeyer, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Hong-Bo Sun, Tsinghua University, China
Anatoly Svidzinsky, Texas A&M University, United States
Allen Taflove, Northwestern University, United States
Sergei Tochitsky, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Kimani C. Toussaint, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Hon Tsang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jeff Tsao, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
M. Selim Ünlü, Boston University, United States
Nickolas Vamivakas, University of Rochester, United States
Mu Wang, Nanjing University and American Physical Society, China
Sharon Weiss, Vanderbilt University, United States
Douglas Werner, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Christoph Westbrook, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, CNRS,
Université Paris-Saclay, France
Paul Westbrook, OFS Laboratories, United States
Dong-Sing Wuu, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Xianfan Xu, Purdue University, United States
Kazuto Yamauchi, Osaka University, Japan
Ite A. Yu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Seok-Hyun (Andy) Yun, Harvard Medical School, United States
Shaoqun Zeng, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Jing Zhang, Shanxi University, China
Xuezhe Zheng, Wave2Wave, United States
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