Senior Membership

Individuals should have a ten (10) year or greater record of professional and/or service accomplishments within the optics and photonics field since the time of their highest degree. If selected, individuals must have an active OSA Membership


Applicants are encouraged to provide the following information by 28 February 2018:

  • A curriculum vitae or resume including (as available):  academic history, professional experience, service accomplishments, awards and/or honors, publications and patents.
  • Description of significant professional and/or service performance.
  • An employer reference (optional).

Ways to Submit Your Senior Member Request

  • Online
  • Mail or Email - Complete and return the Senior Member Request Form along with a copy of your curriculum vitae or resume and supplemental documents (as available).  

Mail: The Optical Society
Senior Member Request
2010 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA

For assistance, please contact the OSA Membership Department (email:; Tel.: +1 202.416.1907). The OSA office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (U.S. East Coast Time).