World MapSection Locations

Optica Local Sections promote optics through a variety of activities, including hosting local meetings focused on technical topics, business networking and teaching young students about science and the world of optics. Optica's global organization supports Local Sections through activity grants, awards, publications, guest lecturer programs, networking opportunities and more. A full listing of section benefits is available online.

If there is an Optica Local Section in your area, we encourage you to become an active member. If you do not yet have a nearby Local Section, we invite you to contact us about establising one.

Optica Local Sections:

Click on a state or country name for a listing of local sections.

US Sections

Alabama

Huntsville Electro-Optical Society (HEOS)

California

Conejo Ventura Section
15113 Malibu Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Northern California Local Section

Optical Society of Southern California 
President: Nicholas J. Croglio Jr.
Email: President@ossc.org
Website: http://www.ossc.org
14271 Jeffery Road, Suite #136
Irvine CA, 92620

District of Columbia

National Capital Section
President: Jim Heaney
Email: james.b.heaney@nasa.gov 
Website: ncs-osa.org/
National Capital Section c/o Dr. Joseph M. Howard
Code 551NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
 

Illinois

Optical Society of Chicago 
President: Tara Maggiano
Email: opticalsocietychicago@gmail.com
Website: sites.google.com/site/opticalsocietyofchicago/
825 Pearson - 6E
Des Plaines, IL 60016
 

Massachusetts

New England Section 
President: Hillary Balonek  
Email: hillary.maben@gmail.comnesosa@nesosa.org
Website: http://www.nesosa.org
296 Lake Ave,
Newton, MA 02461

Michigan

Ann Arbor Section 
President: Cynthia Aku-Leh, Ph.D.
Email: cynthia.akuleh@gmail.com 
ISciences LLC
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
 

Minnesota

Minnesota Section 
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/minnesotaosa/
1043 Grand Ave,  #129
Saint Paul, MN 55105

New York
 
Rochester Section, Inc.
President: Filipp Ignatovich
Email: president@osarochester.org 
Website: http://www.osarochester.org
OSA Rochester Section  c/o Optimax
6367 Dean Parkway
Ontario, NY 14519
 

Oregon

Columbia Section
President: Ingrid Scheel 
Website: http://columbiasection.osahost.org/
Stoel Rives LLP
760 SW Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000
Portland, OR  97205

Texas

Optical Society of North Texas (OSNT)
President: Mike Simpson
Email: info@osntx.org
101 W Morningside Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76110
 

Australia

Sydney Section
President: Mikolaj Schmidt
Email: mikolaj.schmidt@mq.edu.au
Twitter: @SydneyLocalOSA
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/sydneyosa/home
School of Matehematical and Physical Sciences
University of Technology Sydney
Ultimo, NSW  2017
 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Local Section 
President: Sajid Choudhary
Email: smc@ieee.org
Website: http://www.osa-bangladesh.org/
Department of the EEE, ECE Building, BUET
ECE Building, Palashi
Dhaka, Bangladesh  1205
 

Canada

Quebec Section 
2375 Rue de la Terrasse
Quebec, Quebec G1V 0A6


China

Shenzhen Local Section
South University of Science & Technology
Tangchang Road, Xili, Nanshan District
Shenzhen, Guangdong 5180552375

Egypt

Alhazen Egyptian Local Section 

Indonesia

Indonesia Local Section
President: Aulia Nasution
Email: aulia.nasution@fulbrightmail.org
Building 442, Puspiptek
Serpong, Banten 15314
INDONESIA

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Section 
 

Singapore

Singapore Local Section
Chairman: Wei Lei
Email: wei.lei@ntu.edu.sg
50 Nanyang Avnue
639798
SINGAPORE
 

Taiwan

Taiwan Local Section 
President: Yi-Hsin Lin 
Email: yilin@mail.nctu.edu.tw
Graduate Institute of Electro-Optic
No. 43號, Section 4, Keelung Rd, Da’an District
Taipei City, Taiwan  106
300 Chung-Da Rd., Chung-li 320001
Taiwan

Thailand

Thailand Local Section 
President: Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn
Email: sarun.sumriddetchkajorn@nectec.or.th
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
112 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Rd
Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathumthani 12120
Ratchathewi, Bangkok
Thailand 12120
 

Ukraine

Kharkiv Local Section
 

United Kingdom

London Local Section
City University London
Northampton Square
London EC1V 0HB
UNITED KINGDOM