Board of Directors

OSA officers each possess outstanding records of scientific achievement in the field of optics. The time and effort given by OSA's elected representatives provide a strong foundation for the Society's future.

As a nonprofit organization OSA is committed to safeguarding the trust placed in is by our members and the optics and photonics community as a whole. Our commitment to unsurpassed quality and best practices in governance, accountability, and transparency, exist at all level of our organization. These values are most apparent in the dedication and perseverance of our elected officers.


“Modern scientific research increasingly depends on diverse collaboration for success. This interdisciplinary, global exchange of knowledge must be broadly inclusive, seeking contributions from all sources, based solely on excellence.”
Ursula Gibson, 2019 OSA President

Officers

Ursula Gibson
President
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Stephen Fantone
President-Elect
Optikos, USA
Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Constance J. Chang-Hasnain
Vice President
University of California, Berkley, USA
Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

George Bayz
Treasurer
Synopsys, Inc., USA
Term: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2019

Ian Walmsley
Past-President
Imperial College, UK
Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Elizabeth Rogan
Chief Executive Officer
The Optical Society, USA

Board of Directors

Arti Agrawal
Chair, Membership Engagement and Development Council
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Term: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019

Roel Baets
Director at Large
Ghent University, Belgium
Term: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020

Gisele Bennett
Director at Large
Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Term: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020

Svetlana Boriskina
Director at Large
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

Mark Brongersma
Director at Large
Stanford, USA
Term: 1 March 2017 to 31 December 2019

Pierre Chavel
Director at Large
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Institut d'Optique, France
Term: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019

Aref Chowdhury
Chair, Meetings Council
Nokia, USA
Term: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019

Ekaterina Golovchenko
Director at Large
IPG Photonics, USA
Term: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020

David Hagan
Chair, Publications Council
CREOL University of Central Florida, USA
Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020

Sophie LaRochelle
Director at Large
Université Laval, COPL, USA
Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

Ruxin Li
Appointed Director at Large
Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
Term: 1 March 2017 to 31 December 2019

Claudio Mazzali
Chair, OSA Industry Development Association
Corning, Inc., USA
Term: 1 March 2017 to 31 December 2019

Sujatha Ramanujan
Director at Large
Luminate, USA
Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

Martjin de Sterke
Director at Large
University of Sydney, Australia
Term: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019