The Optical Society Congratulates the 2018 OSA Members Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineer

20 February 2018

The Optical Society Congratulates the 2018 OSA Members Elected to
U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Members selected highlight the best in the optics industry and academia 
WASHINGTON — The Optical Society (OSA) congratulates four members elected to the 2018 class of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE). NAE membership honors those who have made noteworthy contributions to engineering research and development. New members elected will be inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on 30 September 2018. 

OSA Members Selected:
Constance Chang-Hasnain, OSA Fellow and John R. Whinnery Distinguished Chair Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA.  For contributions to wavelength tunable diode lasers and multiwavelength laser arrays.
Ming-Jun Li, OSA Fellow and corporate fellow, global research, Corning Inc., Corning, NY.  For product and process inventions and commercial innovations in optical fiber design and transmission systems.
Robert A. Lieberman, president, Lumoptix LLC, Redondo Beach, CA.  For innovation, development, and deployment of optical biosensors, physical sensors, and chemical sensors, and for support of international education in optical technologies.
Lihong Wang, OSA Fellow and Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.  For inventions in photoacoustic microscopy enabling functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging in vivo.

Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded in the engineering community. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education, and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering.

Founded in 1964, the US National Academy of Engineering is a private, independent, non-profit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. Its mission is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

About The Optical Society 
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