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The Optical Society Announces 2011 Class of Senior Members

WASHINGTON, May 13—The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of 138 new Senior Members—a membership distinction launched by OSA last year that provides well-established individuals with the opportunity to request a designation that recognizes their experience and professional accomplishments or service within the field of optics and photonics. The 138 Senior Members were announced at CLEO: 2011 in Baltimore this month. A listing of the newly inducted Senior Members appears below.

To qualify for Senior Membership, individuals must have at least 10 years of significant professional experience in the field, an active OSA Membership and two endorsement statements from OSA Members. Requests are reviewed by OSA’s Member and Education Services Council, which then recommends candidates to the Board of Directors for approval. Candidates who are not already affiliated with OSA are encouraged to establish a membership.

In addition to receiving OSA Individual Member benefits, OSA Senior Member designees receive:

  • Special recognitions – Senior Members are identified in the OSA Member Directory, on OSA.org and during OSA-hosted events.
  • Announcements – newly approved Senior Members are announced in Optics & Photonics News, the OSA e-newsletter and other promotional materials.
  • Senior Member certificate and lapel pin – distributed upon application approval.
  • Letter of recognition – approved Senior Members may elect to have a confirmation letter sent to their employer.

Additional information about qualifications and requirements is available at www.osa.org/seniormember.
Following is an alphabetical listing of the 138 OSA Senior Members announced at CLEO: 2011:

  • Roshan Aggarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Varouj Amirkhanian
  • Darrell Armstrong, Sandia National Labs
  • Ivan Avrutsky, Wayne State University
  • Morrel Bachynski, MPB Communications, Inc.
  • Vadim Backman, Northwestern University
  • Augusto Beléndez, Universidad de Alicante
  • Gisele Bennett, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Steve Blair, University of Utah
  • Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University
  • Rami Bommareddi, Alabama A&M University
  • Georges Boulon, University of Lyon 1 and CNRS
  • Howard Brandt, US Army Research Laboratory
  • Robert Breault, Breault Research Organization, Inc.
  • Andrei Brunfeld, Xyratex International, Inc.
  • Jiangrong Cao, Canon USA, Inc.
  • Chun-Kit (Calvin) Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Hsuan-Ting Chang, National Yunlin Univ of Science and Tech
  • Victor Chernomordik, National Institutes of Health
  • Aref Chowdhury, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
  • Yuri Chugui, Tech Design Inst of Sci Instrument Eng
  • Nicholas Croglio, OEwaves, Inc.
  • Claudio Crognale, TechnoLabs S.p.A.
  • Eugene Cross, Lockheed Martin
  • Gislin Dagnelie, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Robert Dahlgren, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Brynmor Davis, Creare, Inc.
  • Judith Dawes, Macquarie University
  • Jose Ewerton P. de Farias, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Tasshi Dennis, National Inst of Standards & Technology
  • Donald Dilworth, Optical System Design, Inc.
  • Aleksandra Djurisic, University of Hong Kong
  • Lawrence Domash, Lightwave Research
  • Alexander Dotsenko, Corning Scientific Center
  • John Downie, Corning, Inc.
  • Derek Dunn-Rankin, University of California Irvine
  • Jay Enoch
  • Jay Eversole, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Michael Feit, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Steven Flom, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • David Fluckiger, Raytheon Company
  • Mark Fox, University of Sheffield
  • Maria Franceschini, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • William French
  • Edward Friebele, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Sean Garner, Corning, Inc.
  • Rüdiger Grunwald, Max Born Institute
  • Anurag Gupta, Synopsys, Inc.
  • Neelam Gupta, US Army Research Laboratory
  • Charles Haggans, Lockheed Martin
  • Jennifer Hastie, University of Strathclyde
  • Haroldo Hattori, University of New South Wales
  • Donald F. Heath, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Jeffrey Hecht, Freelance Science & Tech Writer
  • Christoph Hitzenberger, Medizinische Universität Wien
  • William Hug, Photon Systems
  • Eugeniusz Jagoszewski, Politechnika Wroclawska
  • Yoshitada Katagiri, National Inst of Information & Comm Tech
  • Stephen Kendrick, Ball Aerospace & Technologies
  • John Kerekes, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Diaa Khalil, Ain Shams University
  • Alexander Kir’yanov, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC
  • Ken-ichi Kitayama, Osaka University
  • Michael Kriss, MAK Consultants
  • Richard Land, Harvard University
  • Seung Lee, In Ha University
  • Byeong Ha Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
  • Yong-Qing Li, East Carolina University
  • Xin Lin, Nakagawa Laboratories, Inc.
  • Gong-Ru Lin, National Taiwan University
  • Jenny Magnes, Vassar College
  • Lluis Marsal, University Rovira i Virgili
  • Philip Marston, Washington State University
  • Evgueni Martynovich, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Mark McCourt, North Dakota State University
  • Noureddine Melikechi, Delaware State University
  • Miguel Muriel, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
  • Gregory Nordin, Brigham Young University
  • Alexey Okulov, General Physics Institute
  • Yurii Orlovskii, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Zhongqi Pan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Krishnan Parameswaran, Physical Sciences, Inc.
  • Ronald Parenti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Lab
  • Samuel Pellicori, Pellicori Optical Consulting
  • Mark Pelusi, CUDOS, University of Sydney
  • William Peters, Urban Robotics, Inc.
  • Periklis Petropoulos, Optoelectronics Research Centre
  • T. Joshua Pfefer, FDA Ctr Devices & Radiological Health
  • Wibool Piyawattanametha, National Elect & Computer Tech Ctr
  • Alexander Popov, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Mary Potasek, CUNY City College
  • Narasimha Prasad, NASA Langley Research Center
  • M. Yasin Raja, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Vipul Rastogi, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Ann Roberts, University of Melbourne
  • Ramon Rodriguez-Vera, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC
  • Ryszard Romaniuk, Politechnika Warszawska
  • J. Van Rudd, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies
  • Jae-Hyun Ryou, Georgia Tech
  • Peeter Saari, Inst. of Physics, Univ of Tartu
  • Zachary Sacks, LaserComm, Inc.
  • Noriaki Saiga, Yonago National College of Technology
  • Robert Schalck, Hardin Optical Co.
  • Lawrence Scherr, DRS Technologies
  • Roland Schiek, Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main
  • Vladimir Shkunov, Raytheon Company
  • Azad Siahmakoun, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Dan Slater, Nearfield Systems, Inc.
  • Noel Smyth, University of Edinburgh
  • Yinglin Song, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Minho Song, Chonbuk National University
  • Takamasa Suzuki, Niigata University
  • Bogdan Szafraniec, Agilent Technologies
  • Toshihide Takagahara, Kyoto Institute of Technology
  • Nobuo Takeuchi, Chiba University
  • Jianming Tang, University of Wales Bangor
  • Jeanne-Pierre Taran, ONERA
  • Kimani Toussaint, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • William Tropf, The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Michael Trubetskov, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • I.C. Edmond Turcu, Science & Technology Facilities Council
  • Sergei Turitsyn, Aston University
  • Bruno Ullrich, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Brian Vohnsen, University College Dublin
  • Gerald Westheimer, University of California Berkeley
  • Alan White
  • Tiejun Xia, Verizon Communications, Inc.
  • Huikai Xie, University of Florida
  • Anshi Xu, Peking University
  • Henry Yaffe, New Ridge Technologies
  • Mikia Yamashita, Hokkaido University
  • David Yocky, Sandia National Labs
  • Toshihiko Yoshino, Kaisei Academy
  • Mourad Zghal, University of Carthage
  • Kun Zhao, Kansas State University
  • Xuezhe Zheng, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • Zhiping Zhou, Peking University
  • Quing Zhu, University of Connecticut

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