Councils

OSA’s governance committees and councils focus on strategies, programs and activities that support the organization’s short- and long-term goals. Committee members are nominated by the OSA President-Elect and approved by the OSA Board of Directors. Members generally serve multi-year terms that follow the calendar year, beginning 1 January and concluding 31 December.


    Meetings Council

  • Steven T Cundiff, University of Michigan, United States, Chair
  • Aref Chowdhury, Nokia Corporation, United States, Past Chair
  • Marco Francesco Arrigoni, Coherent Inc, United States
  • Jens Biegert, ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
  • Stephen H Foulger, Clemson University, United States
  • Marija Furdek, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
  • Laura Marcu, University of California Davis, United States
  • Yasaman Soudagar, Neurescence Inc., Canada

  • Membership Engagement & Development Council

  • Katherine Calabro, Synopsys, Inc, United States
  • Chun-Hung (Frank) Kuo, Mettler Toledo, United States
  • W. Y. Sarah Lau, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Antigone Marino, National Research Council, Italy
  • Laura Mitchell, Laura Mitchell, United States
  • Darryl Naidoo, CSIR - NLC, South Africa
  • Amanda Shepherd, , United States

  • Nominating Council

  • Turan Erdogan, Plymouth Grating Laboratory, Inc., United States, Chair
  • Stephen D Fantone, Optikos Corporation, United States
  • Ursula J Gibson, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ, Norway
  • Min Gu, Univ of Shanghai Science & Technology, China
  • Lenore McMackin, InView Technology Corporation, United States
  • Ian A Walmsley, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Xi-Cheng Zhang, University of Rochester, United States

  • OSA Industry Development Associates Council

  • Simin Cai, Go!Foton, United States
  • John Dexheimer, LightWave Advisors, Inc., United States
  • Turan Erdogan, Plymouth Grating Laboratory, Inc., United States
  • Amy Eskilson, Inrad Optics, United States
  • Christoph S Harder, SwissPhotonics, Switzerland
  • Anjul Loiacono, Thorlabs Inc, United States
  • Claudio Mazzali, Corning Research & Development Corp, United States
  • Debbie Wilson, Lumentum Operations Inc, United States

  • Public Policy Council

  • Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, Underwater Photonics, Mexico, Chair
  • Mirvat Abdelhaq, , United States
  • Marco Francesco Arrigoni, Coherent Inc, United States
  • Gerald T Fraser, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States
  • Shermineh Rostami Fairchild, University of Central Florida, CREOL, United States
  • Michelle L Stock, MACOM, United States
  • Donna T Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Diane M Wong, Quantel by Lumibird, United States

  • Publications Council

  • David J Hagan, University of Central Florida, United States, Chair
  • Joseph A Izatt, Duke University, United States, Past Chair
  • Cornelia Denz, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Germany
  • Joseph H Eberly, University of Rochester, United States
  • Joseph N Mait, Mait-Optik LLC, United States
  • Susana Marcos, Consejo Sup Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain

  • Strategic Planning Council

  • Connie J Chang-Hasnain, University of California Berkeley, United States, Chair
  • Joseph A Izatt, Duke University, United States, Chair
  • Gisele Bennett, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
  • Christopher Dainty, FotoNation, Ireland
  • Joseph H Eberly, University of Rochester, United States
  • Stephen D Fantone, Optikos Corporation, United States
  • Susan N Houde-Walter, LaserMax, Inc., United States