Tom Hausken Joins the Optical Society as Senior Advisor, Engineering and Applications


Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

Tom Hausken Joins the Optical Society as Senior Advisor, Engineering and Applications

WASHINGTON, June 25—The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Tom Hausken has joined the staff as senior advisor, engineering and applications. In this position, Hausken will support a number of OSA’s industry focused activities, including the programs of the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA), a division of OSA.

"Tom brings a tremendous amount of experience from the optoelectronics sector and a unique skill set that will help OSA increase our portfolio of programs for the engineering and applications communities," said Elizabeth Rogan, OSA CEO. “I am looking forward to working with Tom as we continue to further strengthen our business and industry programs.”

Rogan noted that Hausken, who will be based in Mountain View, Calif., has more than 30 years of experience spanning the research, government, and corporate sectors, and as a result will be a valuable asset to OSA’s expanding initiatives in these areas.

Hausken most recently served as the principal and director at Strategies Unlimited in Mountain View, where he led market research for a variety of optical and electronic components. Prior to this position, Hausken worked as a program manager for OIDA, a technology policy analyst at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, an optoelectronics researcher with Philips and Alcatel Alsthom Research, and a lab manager at Texas Instruments. Hausken received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Montana State University.

About OSA
Uniting more than 130,000 professionals from more than 175 countries, the Optical Society (OSA) brings together the global optics and photonics community through programs and initiatives. Since 1916, OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information visit

About OIDA
OIDA is a Washington DC-based organization that promotes the optoelectronics industry. Affiliated with the Optical Society (OSA), OIDA members include the leading providers of optoelectronic components and systems enabled by optoelectronics, as well as universities and research institutions. OIDA serves as the voice of industry to government and academia, acts as liaison with other industry associations worldwide, and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optoelectronics community. Learn more about OIDA at