Sixty-four OSA Members Elevated to Rank of Fellow


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Sixty-four OSA Members Elevated to Rank of Fellow

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 – The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that 64 OSA members have been elected  as the  newest class of OSA Fellow Members. These esteemed Fellows will be recognized individually at meetings throughout 2011. A listing of all 64 Fellows appears below.

Any regular OSA member who has significantly contributed to the advancement of optics is eligible for election to the rank of Fellow. Drawing from nominations from current Fellows, OSA’s Fellows & Honorary Members Committee recommends candidates to the Board of Directors. The number of Fellows is limited to no more than 10 percent of total OSA membership. 

“OSA Fellows consistently demonstrate their strong leadership in the field of optics and photonics by pioneering innovative research and new technologies,” said OSA President James C. Wyant. “These talented individuals contribute invaluable knowledge and discoveries to the field. On behalf of OSA, I extend my appreciation to the new Fellows for their hard work and congratulate them on their accomplishments.”

This year’s Fellows illustrate the significant work being done in optics and photonics all around the globe; nearly 40 percent of OSA’s newly selected Fellows reside outside of the United States. Fellows are selected on a variety of criteria, such as record of significant publications or patents related to optics, service to OSA or the global optics community, achievements in optics, and management ability.

Following is an alphabetical listing of OSA’s 2011 Fellows. Specific information on each Fellow’s accomplishments can be found on the Awards and Grants section of OSA’s website.

  • Yasuhiko Arakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Ady Arie, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Lahsen Assoufid, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Abdul Ahad S. Awwal, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Sterling Backus, KMLabs, USA
  • Krishna Bala, Oclaro, Inc., USA
  • Alexander A. Balandin, University of California,  Riverside, USA
  • Xiaoyi Bao, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • George Barbastathis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Randy A. Bartels, Colorado State University, USA
  • Fetah Benabid, University of Bath, UK, and CNRS, France
  • Gary Brooker, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • James H. Burge, University of Arizona, USA
  • Alex Cable, Thorlabs, Inc., USA
  • Young-Kai (Y-K) Chen, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
  • Charles H. Cox III, Photonic Systems, Inc., USA
  • Nir Davidson, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • François C. Delori, Schepens Eye Research  Institute, USA
  • Mark Dubinskii, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA
  • Michael H. Eiselt, ADVA Optical Networking AG, Germany
  • R. Edward English, Jr., L-3 Communications, Cincinnati Electronics, USA
  • Viktor Evtuhov, USA
  • Pietro Ferraro, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Italy
  • Nicholas J. Frigo, U.S. Naval Academy, USA
  • Elisabeth Giacobino, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Ecole Normal Supérieure, CNRS, France
  • Ewa M. Goldys, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Claire Xiang-Guang Gu, University of California,  Santa Cruz, USA
  • Hugo E. Hernandez-Figueroa, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
  • Shibin Jiang, AdValue Photonics, Inc., USA
  • Myung Kim, University of South Florida, USA
  • Detlef Kip, Helmut Schmidt University, Germany
  • Jonathan Knight, University of Bath, UK
  • Brian H. Kolner, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Leslie A. Kolodziejski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Mahendra Prasad Kothiyal, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Sun Labs, Oracle, USA
  • Karl M. Krushelnick, University of Michigan, USA
  • Charles YC Lee, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA
  • Jongmin Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
  • Yong-Hee Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
  • Natalia M. Litchinitser, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
  • Xiang Liu, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
  • Boris Luk’yanchuk, Data Storage Institute, Singapore
  • Duncan L. MacFarlane, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Stefan A. Maier, Imperial College London, UK
  • Mario C. Marconi, Colorado State University, USA
  • Frédéric Merkt, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Kenneth E. Moore, Zemax Development Corporation, USA
  • Roberto Morandotti, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Canada
  • Joseph Nilsen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Gang-Ding Peng, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Ilias E. Perakis, University of Crete, Greece
  • Rafael Piestun, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • Selim M. Shahriar, Northwestern University, USA
  • William Shieh, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Upendra Nath Singh, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
  • Phillip Sprangle, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Mark I. Stockman, Georgia State University, USA
  • Lakshmin S. Tamil, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Luc Thévenaz, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Cesare Paolo Umeton, Universita della Calabria, Italy
  • Igor Vurgaftman, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Chris Xu, Cornell University, USA
  • Xiangdong Zhu, University of California, Davis, USA

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