OSA Fellows represent a diverse group of members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics.  In 2017, OSA started interviewing a number of Fellow members in order to share their unique stories, advice, and experience with the OSA community. 
Please take a moment to get to know an OSA Fellow.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the OSA Awards Office (

    • CMasoller

      Cristina Masoller

      Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain  

      Citation: For contributions in the area of nonlinear dynamics of optical systems.

      • SAchilefu

        Samuel Achilefu

        Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), USA

        Citation: For pioneering the development of near infrared molecular imaging and image-guided surgical resection of cancer, and exceptional leadership and service to the biomedical optics community.

        • RSoufli

          Regina Soufli

          Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

          Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development and characterization of extreme ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma-ray optics.

          • PSaari

            Peeter Saari

            University of Tartu, Estonia

            Citation: for pioneering contributions in the areas of non-diffracting localized waves, ultrafast optics and holography, and optical spectroscopy of low-temperature solids, including discovery of hot luminescence.

            • MZghal

              Mourad Zghal

              University of Carthage, Tunisia

              Citation: For outstanding research on novel photonic systems and devices, and for contributions to optics education in Africa.

    The profiles were written by Patricia Daukantas, a freelance science writer who specializes in optics and photonics.