Election for 2021 Offices

OSA Announces Results of 2020 Election 

 The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michal Lipson, Eugene Higgins Professor at Columbia University, USA, was elected by OSA members to serve as the society's 2021 Vice President. Lipson's four-year commitment to OSA's Board of Directors consists of serving one year as vice president in 2021, followed by one year as president-elect in 2022, president in 2023 and past president in 2024.

Members also elected two directors-at-large to serve on the OSA Board of Directors for the 2021-2023 term. Dr. Joyce Poon is a Director of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, Canada and an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Ulrike Woggon is Professor of Experimental Physics, in particular Nonlinear Optics, at the Institute for Optics and Atomic Physics of the Technical University Berlin (TUB). Lipson and the new directors-at-large will begin their terms on 1 January 2021. Read the statement from OSA. 

The election results were announced at OSA's Annual Business Meeting during the all-virtual 2020 Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science (FiO +LS) conference held 14 - 17 September and co-located with the OSA Quantum 2.0 Conference,


2021 OSA Vice President

Michal Lipson
Columbia University, USA


2021-2023 OSA Directors at Large


Joyce Poon 
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany

Ulrike Woggon
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany