Fellow Lecturer Trips

OSA Fellow Lecturer Program

Since 2000, the OSA International Council has sponsored approximately 100 trips through the OSA Fellow Lecturer Program reaching students and scientists in over 43 developing nations. Learn how to apply for this program.

Below is a list of recently approved or completed trips.
Year Fellow Lecturer Location(s)
2017 Joseph Shaw, Montana State University, USA South Africa: Cape Town & Pretoria; Namibia: Windhoek
2016  Joseph Eberly, University of  Rochester, USA Peru: Lima
2016 Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Brazil: Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paolo
2016 Nabeel Riza, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland Pakistan: Lahore, Islamabad & Faisalabad
2016 Alexander Lvovsky, University of Calgary, Canada Brazil: Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Campinas, Recife
2016 Mohammad Alam, University of South Alabama, USA Bangladesh: Dhaka and Turkey: Istanbul
2016 Kirill Larin, University of Houston, USA Russia, Saratov
2016 Mario Marconi,Colorado State University, USA Argentina: Buenos Aires, Villa Martelli, Gonnet
2016 Martin Richardson, Townes Laser Institute, University of Central Florida, USA India: Calcutta, Deraahdun, Mumbai, Delhi
2015 Gregory Quarles, Opto-Electronic Management Agency, USA Romania: Bucharest
Ukraine: Kiev and Dnipropetrovsk
Russia: St. Petersburg
2015 Gabriel Popescu, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Romania: Bucharest
2015 Silvano Donati, Univ of Pavia, Italy

Malaysia: Serdang
Indonesia: Kuala Lumpur

2015 Luis Orozco, Univ of Maryland, USA Mexico: Guadalajara & Puebla
2015 Marvin Klein, Optech Ventures, USA Brazil: São José dos Campos, Campinas, Ribeirão Preto, Curitiba
Nicholas Bigelow, Univ of Rochester, USA

India: Bangalore & Delhi
2014 Suganda Jutamulia, Univ of Northern California, USA Indonesia: Bali, Surabaya, Jakarta
2014 Stephen Rand, Univ.of Michigan, USA India: Gurgaon, New Delhi & Kharagpur
2014 Susana Marcos, Instituto de Óptics, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain India: Hyderabad & Chennai
2014 Marek Osinski, Univ. of New Mexico, USA Uganda: Kampala
2014 Giancarlo Righini, CNR, Italy South Africa: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Stellenbosch & Capetown
2014 Vladislav Yakovlev, Texas A&M Univ., USA Kazakhstan: Astana
2013 Yuri Kivshar, Australian National Univ., Australia Armenia: Ashtarak & Yerevan
2013 Azizur B.M. Rahman, City Univ., UK Malaysia: Melaka & Kuala Lumpur
2013 Minghui Hong, National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore Taiwan: Taipei & Hsinchu City
2013 Gerd Keiser, USA Taiwan: Chung‐Li
2013 MK Kim, University of South Florida, USA Taiwan: Jhongli & Taipei
2013 Greg Quarles, Optoelectronics Management Network,USA Ghana: Accra & Cape Coast
Morocco: Rabat
Senegal: Dakar
South Africa:Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Stellenbosch
2013 Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel Kyrgyz Republic
2013 Iam-Choon Khoo, Pennsylvania State Univ., USA Indonesia: Bandung
2013 Miguel Levy, Michigan Technological Univ., USA Peru: Lima
2013 Thorsten Ackemann, Univ. of Strathclyde, UK

Brazil: Sao Paulo & Sao Carlos
Uruguay: Montevideo

2013 L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA India: Delhi, Hyderabad &  Mumbai
2013 Cun-Zheng Ning, Arizona State Univ., USA China: Xi’an, Shanghai, Nanjing, Beijing & Hangzhou
2012 Luis Orozco, Univ. of Maryland at College Park, USA Mexico: Mexico City
2012 Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Pennsylvania State Univ., USA Mongolia: Ulaan Baatar
2012 Jack Werner, Univ. of California Davis, USA Armenia: Yerevan
Georgia: Tbilisi
2012 N.B. Singh, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, USA India: Jaunpur, Varanasi, Greater Noida, Jalalpur & Gyanpur

Trip Highlights

OSA Fellow Mario Marconi visited two institutions with the longest tradition in laser and optics research in Argentina, the CEILAP (in CITEFA) and the CIOp. Mario delivered presentations on his work in Talbot lithography and EUV time resolved holography as well as a summary of OSA’s mission, activities and plans for the centennial. He also had the opportunity to discuss professional development opportunities with students and visit several OSA Student Chapters.

OSA Fellow Gabriel Popescu travelled to Romania to participate and present in a number of optics events. He delivered a talk titled “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM): basic and clinical biomedical applications” during the ROMOPTO Conference, which included an opening address from the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis. Gabriel also visited the International Center for Biodynamics, the National Institute for Atomic Physics and the Romanian Academy Institute of Biochemistry, giving talks, participating in seminars and encouraging students to become more active with the local OSA chapter.

OSA Fellow Marvin Klein spent a week in Brazil and delivered a talk entitle “Principles and Applications of Laser Ultrasonics” at five universities in the Sao Paulo region.  Klein toured labs, met with students and professors, and visited with OSA Student Chapters at Instituto de Estudos Avançados, São José dos Campos, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas and Universidade Tecológica Federal do Paraná.  He was very impressed by the high level of research in optics and photonics taking place in Brazil.