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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 it 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.


“We still need to emphasize technical leadership and advocacy for our science, to put optics and photonics front and center in helping to address global challenges. We still need to work to bring our community together, and to nurture the community’s future as represented in students and early-career researchers. More than ever, we need to continue our efforts to make this great society, and the community it represents, more inclusive globally.“
Constance J. Chang-Hasnain, 2021 OSA President

Officers

Constance J. Chang-Hasnain
President
University of California, Berkeley
Term: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021

Satoshi Kawata
President-Elect
Osaka University, Japan
Term: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021

Michal Lipson
Vice President
Columbia University
Term: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021

Stephen D. Fantone
Immediate Past President
Optikos, USA
Term: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021

George Bayz
Treasurer
Oakshire Partners, USA
Term: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2021

Elizabeth Rogan
Chief Executive Officer
The Optical Society, USA

Board of Directors

Polina Bayvel
Director at Large
University College London, UK
Term: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022

Andrea Blanco-Redondo
Director at Large
Nokia Bell Labs
Term: 22 January 2020 to 31 December 2022

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

Simin Cai
Chair, OSA Industry Development Associates Council
Go!Foton, USA
Term: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021

Steven Cundiff
Chair, Meetings Council
University of Michigan Randall Laboratories, USA
Term: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021

Alex Gaeta
Chair, Publications Council

Term: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022

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

Gerd Leuchs
Director at Large
Max Planck Institute, Germany
Term: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022

Joyce Poon
Director at Large
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany
Term: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023

Arlene Smith
Chair, Membership Engagement and Development Council
Avo Photonics Inc, USA
Term: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021

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

Ulrike Woggon
Director at Large
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Term: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023