Section Locations


Section Locations

World MapOSA Local Sections promote optics through a variety of activities, including hosting local meetings focused on technical topics, business networking and teaching young students about science and the world of optics. OSA's national organization supports Local Sections through activity grants, awards, publications, guest lecturer programs, networking opportunities and more. A full listing of section benefits is available online.

If there is an OSA Local Section in your area, we encourage you to become an active member. If you do not yet have a nearby Local Section, we invite you to establish one.

OSA Local Sections:

Click on a state or country name for a listing of local sections.

Alabama
Huntsville Electro-Optical Society (HEOS)
est. 1969
Tommy Cantey (secretary)
1103 Bob Wallace Ave SE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Email: HEOSadmin@gmail.com
http://www.heos.org
 

CaliforniaTop
Conejo Ventura Optical Society of America CVOSA
John McDonald
25113 Malibu Road
Malibu, CA 90265
Email: john@latigooptics.com


Northern California Local Section of the Optical Society of America
Joe Armstrong, President
Tel: (408) 875-5435
Email: ncal.osa@gmail.com
 

Optical Society of Southern California (OSSC)
est. 1951
PO Box 3033
Fullerton, CA 92834-3033
Email: President@ossc.org
http://www.ossc.org
 

District of ColumbiaTop
National Capital Section of OSA (NCS)
est. 1962
James B. Heaney
6 Olivewood Ct.
Greenbelt MD 20770
Email: james.b.heaney@nasa.gov
http://ncs-osa.org/
 

IllinoisTop
Optical Society of Chicago (OSC)
est. 1947
Shu-I Wang
825 Pearson - 6E
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Email: Shu-i.Wang@cmcelectronics.us
https://sites.google.com/site/opticalsocietyofchicago/
 

MassachusettsTop
New England Section of OSA (NESOSA)
est. 1949
David Biss
617-584-0266
296 Lake Ave,
Newton, MA 02461
Email: nesosa@nesosa.org
http://www.nesosa.org
 

MichiganTop
Ann Arbor Section of OSA (AAOSA)
est. 1966
Aghapi Mordovanakis, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist
Biomedical Engineering Dept.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Email:  amordova@umich.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Ann-Arbor-OSA-6776980  
http://aaosa.osahost.org/
www.facebook.com/AnnArborOSA
 

MinnesotaTop
Minnesota Section of OSA (MN OSA)
est. 1973
Curt Fiedler
1043 Grand Ave,  #129
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Email: minnesota.osa@gmail.com
https://sites.google.com/site/minnesotaosa/
 

MissouriTop
Optical Society of Greater St. Louis/OSGSL
est. 1984
Louis E. Pape
Jim Seeser, Treasurer
5 Old Westbury Lane
St. Louis, MO 63119
Email: Louis.e.pape-ii@boeing.com

 

NevadaTop
Reno Tahoe Section
Janet Langford Gray
3525 Brant Street
Cold Springs Valley, Reno, NV 89508
Email: janet@renotahoephotonics.com
http://www.renotahoephotonics.com
 

New YorkTop
OSA Rochester Section, Inc.
est. 1916
President: Julie Bentley
Institute of Optics
University of Rochester
Email: president@osarochester.org
http://www.osarochester.org
 

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Oregon
Columbia Local Section
Eric Udd, President
Bill Birdwell, Secretary
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1300 SW Fifth Ave, Ste. 2300
Portland OR 97201-5630
Email:  billbirdwell@dwt.com
 

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Pennsylvania
Tri-state Section of OSA
est. 2002
Volkmar Dierolf
Lehigh University
Dept of Physics
16 Memorial Dr. East
Bethlehem PA 18015
Tel: +1 610.758.3915
Email: vod2@lehigh.edu
 

CanadaTop
Quebec Section of OSA
est. 1983
Réal Vallée
Quebec Local Section
2375 Rue de la Terrasse
Quebec, Quebec G1V 0A6
Email: real.vallee@copl.ulaval.ca


ChinaTop
Shenzhen Local Section
est. 2013
South University of Science & Technology
Tangchang Road, Xili, Nanshan District
Shenzhen, Guangdong 5180552375
President: Prof. Dr. Xiao Wei Sun
Email: sun.xw@sustc.edu.cn
 

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Egypt
Alhazen Egyptian Local Section of OSA
Prof. Mohamed Abdel Harith
The National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science
Cairo University
El Gamaa Street 1, Giza 12613
Egypt
Email: mharithm@niles.edu.eg


Latvia
OSA Latvia SectionTop
Prof. Janis Spigulis
Skunu Str. 4, IAPS
Riga 1050
Latvia
Phone: +371 6722.8249
Email: janispi@latnet.lv

 

SingaporeTop
Singapore Local Section
Dr. Julian Chi Chiu Chan
Blk. N1.3
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
70 Nanyang Drive, Singapore, 637457
Phone: +65 67904822
Email: eccchan@ntu.edu.sg
 

TaiwanTop
Taiwan Local Section of OSA
Est. 1999
Prof. Cheng-Chung Lee
National Central University
Department of Optics and Photonics
National Central University
300 Chung-Da Rd., Chung-li 320001
Taiwan
Tel: +886 34263918
Email: cclee@dop.ncu.edu.tw
 

ThailandTop
Thailand Local Section of OSA
est. 2002
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NECTEC)
Ministry of Science Technology and Environment
73/1 NSTDA Bldg., Rama VI Rd.
Ratchathewi, Bangkok
Thailand 10400
Tel: +66 2739.21812
Fax: +66 2739.2184
Email: sarun.sumriddetchkajorn@nectec.or.th
 

UkraineTop
Kharkiv Local Section
Est. 2009
Dr. Sergey Ivanovich Tarapov
Institute of Radiophysics & Electronics
12 Ac. Proscura St
Kharkov 61085
UKRAINE
Tel: +380 57.720.34.63
Fax: +380 57.315.21.05
Email: tarapov@ire.kharkov.ua