OSA Announces 163 Individuals as new Senior Members.

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Recognizing well-established individuals for their experience and professional accomplishments within optics/photonics field, The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors named 163 new Senior Members at CLEO:2016. Senior Membership requires individuals to have at least 10 years significant professional experience in field, active OSA Membership, and 2 endorsement statements from current OSA Members. OSA president Alan Willner congratulated qualifying members for their contributions.



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The Optical Society Announces 2016 Class of Senior Members



WASHINGTON — The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of 163 new Senior Members — an OSA distinction that provides well-established individuals recognition for their experience and professional accomplishments within the field of optics and photonics. The 163 Senior Members were announced today at CLEO:2016. A listing of the newly inducted OSA Senior Members appears below.



“The Optical Society welcomes this year’s Senior Class who join a distinguished group of scientists, engineers and business leaders who have demonstrated exemplary professional accomplishments in optics and photonics,” said Alan Willner, president of The Optical Society and OSA Fellow. “Our congratulations go out to these members for their contributions to our global community.”



To qualify for Senior Membership, individuals must have at least ten years of significant professional experience in the field, an active OSA Membership and two endorsement statements from current OSA Members. Requests are reviewed by OSA’s Member and Education Services Council, which then recommends candidates to the Board of Directors for approval.



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

• Special Recognitions – Senior Members are identified in the OSA Member Directory, on OSA.org and during OSA-hosted events.

• Announcements – In addition to this news release, newly-approved Senior Members are announced in: Optics & Photonics News and the OSA Member e-newsletter.

• Senior Member Certificate and Lapel Pin – Recognition materials are distributed upon request approval.

• Letter of Recognition – Approved Senior Members may request that a confirmation letter be sent to their employer.



Following is an alphabetical listing of the 163 Senior Members announced at CLEO:2016:



Vladimir Aksyuk, National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA

Amin Al-Khursan, Thi-Qar University, Iraq

Percival Almoro, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Philippines

Farzin Amzajerdian, NASA Langley Research Center, USA

Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, USA

Imrana Ashraf, Quaid-I-Azam University, Pakistan

Clara Rivero Baleine, Lockheed Martin Corp., USA

Christoph Becher, Universitt des Saarlandes, Germany

Andreas Beling, University of Virginia, USA

Yves Bellouard, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Aniceto Belmonte, Univ Politec de Catalunya Barcelona Tech, Spain

Corey Bennett, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Garry Berkovic, Soreq Nuclear Research Center, Israel

Nicol Beverini, Universit degli Studi di Pisa, Italy

Frank Beyrau, Universitt Magdeburg, Germany

Shanti Bhattacharya, IIT Madras, India

Joerg Bischoff, Osires, Germany

Umberto Bortolozzo, Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Alan Bristow, West Virginia University, USA

Jake Bromage, University of Rochester, USA

Douglas Brown, Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies, Canada

Kristian Buchwald, Ibsen Photonics A/S, Denmark

Liangcai Cao, Tsinghua University, China

Romn Castaeda, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Shu-Wei Chang, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Taiwan

Hongwei Chen, Tsinghua University, China

YuBin Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China

Prasanta Datta, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Ivan Divliansky, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA

Leonid Dombrovsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Peter Dragic, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Allen Earman, AOSense, Inc., USA

Georgios Ellinas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Habib Fathallah, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Mrio Ferreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

J. Michael Finlan, Northrop Grumman Corp., USA

Andreas Fix, Institut fuer Physik der Atmosphaere, Germany

Keith Forsyth, USA

Shayan Garani, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Yuriy Garbovskiy, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA

Jorge Garcia-Sucerquia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

John Gillaspy, National Science Foundation, USA

Keisuke Goda, University of Tokyo, Japan

Lifu Gong, Oplink Communications Inc., USA

Juliet Gopinath, Colorado Photonics Industry Association, USA

Mircea Guina, Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto, Finland

Brahim Guizal, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, France

Huanqing Guo, Detection and Vision System, Ireland

Khaled Habib, Materials Science & Photo-Electronics Lab, Kuwait

Peter Hartmann, SCHOTT AG, Germany

John Heebner, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Matthias Hoffmann, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

Esa Jaatinen, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Matthias Jaeger, Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany

Vijay Janyani, Malaviya National Institute of Tech., India

Richard Jensen, Polatis, Inc., USA

Jianming Jin, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Sren Keiding, Aarhus University, Denmark

Tina Kidger, Kidger Optics Associates, United Kingdom

Johannes Kiefer, Universitat Bremen, Germany

Alexander Kildishev, Purdue University, USA

Jaeyoun Kim, Iowa State University, USA

Sergey Kobtsev, Novosibirsk State University, Russia

Peter Krug, Australia

Anna Kudryavtseva, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russia

Sunao Kurimura, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Chee-Wei Lee, Data Storage Institute, Singapore

Jason Lee, Rofin Sinar UK, United Kingdom

John Lee, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Sergio Leon-Saval, University of Sydney, Australia

Renat Letfullin, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA

Changsheng Li, Beihang University, China

Jianzhao Li, University of Toronto, Canada

Yanqiu Li, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Chien-chung Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Kurt Linden, N2 Biomedical, USA

Dahe Liu, Beijing Normal University, China

Jonathan Liu, University of Washington, USA

Quan Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Zhengiun Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Ter-Hoe Loh, Broadcom Limited, Singapore

Marco Lombardo, IRCCS Fondazione G.B. Bietti, Italy

Arkady Major, University of Manitoba, Canada

Alejandro Martinez, Universitat Politcnica de Valncia, Spain

Madhavi Martin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Dalip Mehta, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Gabriel Mennerat, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Vinod Menon, City College of New York, USA

Christopher Middlebrook, Michigan Technological University, USA

Maria Millan, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Jean-Pierre Monchalin, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Germano Montemezzani, Universite de Lorraine, France

Linda Mullen, Naval Air Systems Command, USA

Niru Nahar, Ohio State University, USA

Chittur Narayanamurthy, Indian Institute of Space Sci & Tech, India

Miguel Navarro-Cia, University of Birmingham, USA

George Nehmetallah, Catholic University of America, USA

Galina Nemova, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

Kristian Nielsen, Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark

Takahiro, Ode FOV, Japan

Kimio Oguchi, Seikei University, Japan

Hirotaka Ono, NTT Device Technology Laboratories, Japan

Wounjhang (Won) Park, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Helen Pask, Macquarie University, Australia

Guido Perrone, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Nicholas Peters, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Michael Pircher, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Pablo Postigo, Consejo Sup Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain

Kemao Qian, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Yury Rakovich, Center for Mat Physics, CSIC-UPV/EHU, Spain

S. Anantha Ramakrishna, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Danny Rich, Sun Chemical Corporation, USA

Andre Richter, VPIphotonics, Germany

Clara Rivero Baleine, Lockheed Martin Corp., USA

Martin Rochette, McGill University, Canada

Eric Rosas-Solis, Centro de Investigaciones en ptica, Mexico

Ali Rostami, University of Tabriz, Iran

Filippus Roux, CSIR National Laser Centre, South Africa

Brian Salzberg, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Darryl Sanchez, US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

David Scherer, Microsemi, USA

Katharine Schmidtke, Facebook, USA

Axel Schulzgen, University of Central Florida, USA

Thomas Seeger, Universitt Siegen, Germany

Zouheir Sekkat, MAScIR, Morocco

Sergey Sergeyev, Aston University, United Kingdom

Omur Sezerman, OZ Optics Ltd, Canada

Xiaoming Shang, Candela Corp., USA

David Shapiro, Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Russia

Shyh-Chiang Shen, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Min-Hsiung Shih, RCAS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

L. Montgomery Smith, University of Tennessee Space Institute, USA

Marat Soskin, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

Steven Spector, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, USA

Balaji Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Paul Steinvurzel, The Aerospace Corporation, USA

James Stewart, Inphi Corporation, USA

Slawomir Sujecki, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Sergey Sukhov, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA

Robert Tench, Cybel, LLC., USA

Isabell Thomann, Rice University, USA

Tim Thomas, PDX Photonics, USA

Victor Torres-Company, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden

Roberto Torroba, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC, Argentina

Nikolaos Tsitsas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dmitry Turchinovich, Max Planck Inst. for Polymer Research, Germany

Selim Unlu, Boston University, USA

Georgios Veronis, Louisiana State University, USA

Matias Viotti, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Jian Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Pei-Kuen Wei, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Christian Wetzel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Fred Whitney, Lockheed Martin Corp., USA

Guanglin Yang, Peking University, China

Baoli Yao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Ya Sha Yi, University of Michigan, USA

Zhen Yuan, University of Macau, Macau

Patrick Yue, HKUST, Hong Kong

Hans Zappe, University of Freiburg, Germany

Song Zhang, Purdue University, USA



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With a distinguished history as the industry's leading event on laser science, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) is the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. CLEO: Expo showcases the latest products and applications from more than 300 participating companies from around the world, providing hands-on demonstrations of the latest market innovations and applications. The Expo also offers valuable on-floor programming, including Market Focus and the Technology Transfer program.



Managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and sponsored by the American Physical Society's (APS) Laser Science Division, IEEE Photonics Society and OSA, CLEO provides the full range of critical developments in the field, showcasing the most significant milestones from laboratory to marketplace. With an unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, CLEO connects all of the critical vertical markets in lasers and electro-optics. For more information, visit the event website at www.cleoconference.org. Follow developments and updates on CLEO 2016 on Twitter @CLEOConf, #CLEO16.



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