29 June 2022

Optica Announces 2022 Class of Senior Members

Distinction from the Optica Board of Directors recognizes 170 Optica members for their experience, professional accomplishments

WASHINGTON— Optica, Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, today announces the Senior Member class of 2022. A total of 170 Optica members have received the distinction of Senior Member, which recognizes their experience and professional accomplishment within the field of optics and photonics.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend my congratulations to the new class of Optica Senior Members. These individuals have distinguished themselves through their exemplary professional accomplishments and service to Optica and the optics and photonics community,” said Optica President, Satoshi Kawata.

The 2022 class joins a distinguished group of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators who have demonstrated exemplary professional accomplishments in optics and photonics. To qualify for Optica Senior Membership, individuals must have at least 10 years of significant professional experience in the field, five years of active Optica membership and two endorsement statements from current Optica members.

2022 Optica Senior Members

  • Milos Popovic, Boston University, United States
  • Bruce Bernacki, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
  • Bruce Drum, U.S. Food and Drug Association, United States
  • Kosmas Tsakmakidis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Samuel Kassey, LaseOptics Corporation, United States
  • Hongyan Fu, Tsinghua University, Hong Kong
  • Hideo Takino, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Edward Kinzel, University of Notre Dame, United States
  • Susan Dexheimer, Washington State University, United States
  • Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Francois Courvoisier, The National Center for Scientific Research, France
  • Hui Yang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • Jun Shibayama, Hosei Univesity, Japan
  • Brian Sadler, Army Research Laboratory, United States
  • Jovana Petrovic, Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia
  • Christos Markos, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Xuan Liu, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
  • Christopher Perrella, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Tzung-Fang Guo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Sagi Mathai, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, United States
  • Mark Mero, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Germany
  • Judith Birkenfeld, IO-CSIC, Spain
  • Tigran Baghdasaryan, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
  • Ahmed Galmed, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES), Egypt
  • Paul Mason, Science & Technology Facilities Council, United Kingdom
  • Heide Ibrahim, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
  • Chulmin Joo, Yonsei University, South Korea
  • Paul Danehy, NASA Langley Research Center, United States
  • Bruno Romeira, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal
  • Barmak Honarvar Shakibaei Asli, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • Amalia Martinez-Garcia, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico
  • Yoshiaki Nakano, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Cuicui Lu, Bejing Institute of Technology, China
  • Isinsu Baylam Toker, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, United States
  • Samuel Serna Otalvaro, Bridgewater State University, United States
  • Peter Qiang Liu, State University of New York at Buffalo, United States
  • Ram Narayanswamy, Teaq Innovations, United States
  • Cather Simpson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Deming Kong, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Pengfei Tian, Fudan University, China
  • Mircea Mujat, Physical Sciences Incorporated, United States
  • Sushank Chaudhary, Chulaongkorn University, Thailand
  • Ergun Simsek, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
  • Oleg Chekhlov, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom
  • Anne-Laure Calendron, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Germany
  • Harold Schwefel, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Neil Na, Artilux Inc., United States
  • Sascha Preu, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Christophe Martinez, CEA-Leti, France
  • Ni Chen, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Jisha Chandroth-Pannian, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • Jiangfeng Zhu, Xidian University, China
  • Elisabet Perez Cabre, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Lei Xi, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  • Tyler Ralston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Pablo Acedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Nikolaos-Panteleimon (Pandelis) Diamantopoulos, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Japan
  • Tomohiro Shirai, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Xingjun Wang, Peking University, China
  • Lulian Petrescu-Prahova, Retired, Romania
  • Mohammed Saleh, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Raj Kumar, Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIR), India
  • Laeticia Petit, Tampere University, Finland
  • Xiaoliang Chen, Sun Yat-Sen University China
  • Daniel Urescu, Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), Romania
  • Kevin Murpy, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
  • Hiroyuki Sasada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Georgios Arnaoutakis, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
  • Hilton Barbosa de Aguiar, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France
  • Devendra Chack, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Sandip Dhara, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India
  • Daniela Dragoman, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Earu Banoth, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India
  • Bill Corcoran, Monash University, Australia
  • Karl Berggren, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Alexander Majewski, Danbury Mission Technologies, United States
  • Luigi Zeni, University of Campania, Italy
  • Feng Gao, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Aldo Minardo, Università della Campania, Italy
  • Andreas Fischer, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Stefan Will, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität-Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Gunther Roelkens, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Nunzio Cennamo, University of Campania, Italy
  • Ana Maria Rocha, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
  • Marina Radulaski, University of California-Davis, United States
  • Sawyer Campbell, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
  • David Serrano García, Guadalajara University, Mexico
  • Martin Leahy, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Francesco Dell Olio, Polytechnic University di Bari, Italy
  • Venkatesan Jambunathan, Hilase Center-Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • Zuzhou Yue, Flex, United States
  • Mukesh Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Xingyu Zhang, Alpine Optoelectronics Inc., United States
  • Thierry Lépine, Institut d'Optique, France
  • Richard Pitwon, Seagate, Ireland
  • Tingyi Gu, University of Delaware, United States
  • Rocio Borrego Varillas, IFN-CNR, Italy
  • Maria Chernysheva, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany
  • Alexandre Kudlinski, University of Lille, France
  • Kavintheran Thambiratnam, Core Expert Systems, Malaysia
  • Manuel Spitschan, Technical University of Munch, Germany
  • Ping Ma, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Yufei Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Oskars Ozolins, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Raluca Negres, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), United States
  • Silvia Maria Pietralunga, CNR-National Research Council of Italy, Italy
  • Ahmad Shukri Muhammad Noor, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Tom Bradley, Eindhoven University, Netherlands
  • Andreas Boes, RMIT University, Australia
  • Selwan Ibrahim, Optics11 FAZ, Ireland
  • Eric Cormier, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Yogendra Prajapati, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, India
  • Md Selim Habib, Florida Polytechnic University, United States
  • Yuh-Renn Wu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Akhilesh Pathak, Chulaongkorn University, Thailand
  • Christopher Goldenstein, Purdue University, United States
  • Katie Schwertz, Edmund Optics, United States
  • Nicolás Quesada, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Sergio Carbajo, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
  • Sanjeev Koppal, University of Florida, United States
  • Eric Numkam, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • George Chen, Shenzhen University, China
  • Huanyang Chen, Xiamen University, China
  • Galan Moody, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
  • Maumita Chakrabarti, Denselight Semiconductor Pte Ltd., Singapore
  • Timothy Munks, Omdia, United States
  • David Ottaway, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Suman Mondal, Washington University in St. Louis, United States
  • Ravi Maddila, MNIT Jaipur, India
  • Tomasz Wolinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Mikhail Khodzitskiy, TYDEX, LLC, Russia
  • JanezKrč University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Alessio Stefani, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Germany
  • Wei Cao, ORC University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Christine Fernandez-Maloigne, Université de Poitiers, France
  • Yuanmu Yang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Moshe Tur, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • David Lara, Cambridge Consultants Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Thomas Schrans, Rockley Photonics, United States
  • Jinlong Wei, Huawei Technologies, Germany
  • Atsushi Taniguchi, Hitachi Ltd., Japan
  • Jeremy Bos, Michigan Technological University, United States
  • David Larrabeiti, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Yang Yue, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Scott Sifferman, SPEC, United States
  • Huang Qirui, Huawei International, Singapore
  • Thorsten Bothe, Gom GmbH, Germany
  • Ping Xue, Tsinghua University, China
  • Clara Santato, Polytechnique Montréal, Switzerland
  • Guangqiang He, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Oriol Arteaga, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Rakesh Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Jaisingh Thangaraj, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Ankur Saharia, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, India
  • Withawat Withayachumnankul, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Guoxing Zheng, Wuhan University, China
  • Yang Liu, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Lidia Galdino, University College of London, United Kingdom
  • Neda Baktash, TRUMPF, United Kingdom
  • Danilo Spadoti, Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Brazil
  • Tun Cao, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Hongyan Fu, Tsinghua University, China
  • Omid Jahromi, Lucida Research LLC, United States
  • Puxiang Lai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Ross McCluney, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Wei Ding, Jinan University, China
  • Andrea Donato, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Michele Merano, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
  • Elena Stoykova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Senior Members receive the full complement of Optica Member benefits and services, plus:

  • Special Recognitions — Senior Members are identified in the OPTICA Individual Directory, on optica.org and during Optica-hosted events.
  • Announcements — New Senior Members are announced in a news release, the OPTICA publication Optics & Photonics News and the Optica Member newsletter.
  • Senior Member Certificate and Lapel Pin — Recognition materials are distributed upon request.
  • Letter of Recognition — Approved Senior Members may request that a confirmation letter be sent to their employer.
  • Exclusive Senior Member Programs — Opportunities from networking to mentoring to bring professionals together to learn and engage each year.

About Optica

Optica (formerly OSA), Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, is the society dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in the field. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica’s renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement. Discover more at: Optica.org

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