Election for 2020 Offices

2019 OSA Elections Now Open

Don’t forget to vote in the OSA election!  Your participation is important.  Please cast your ballot for one (1) individual to serve as the 2020 OSA Vice President, and for two (2) individuals to serve three-year terms (2020-2022) as Directors at Large on the OSA Board of Directors. The positions will be effective 1 January 2020. The deadline for receiving and recording your vote is 16 August 2019, 23:59 U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.

To vote, go to https://www.directvote.net/OSA/ and log in using the member number and passcode sent to you on 19 June 2019. If you need assistance with your log in for the OSA Elections, please click the Email me my log in link on https://www.directvote.net/OSA/ or contact voting@osa.org  As a reminder, Individual, Emeritus and Recent Graduate members in good standing as of 26 July 2019 are eligible to vote in the election. 

The following members have agreed to stand as candidates for the 2019 OSA elections. Election results will be announced during the OSA Annual Business Meeting in Washington, DC, USA on 17 September 2019.

Candidates for 2020 Vice President

(1 will be elected)

James Kafka

James Kafka
Spectra-Physics / MKS Instruments, Inc., United States
 

Satoshi Kawata

Satoshi Kawata
Osaka University, Japan

 
 

Candidates for 2020-2022 Director at Large

(2 will be elected)

Lahsen Assoufid

Lahsen Assoufid
Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Polina Bayvel

Polina Bayvel
University College London, UK

Adela Ban Yakar

Adela Ben-Yakar
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Gerd Leuchs

Gerd Leuchs
Max Planck Institute, Germany