OSA Fellow Members
2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the first class of OSA Fellows. At its April 1959 meeting, the OSA Board of Directors elevated 115 members to the rank of Fellow — a first for the Society.
Since 1959, over 2,500 members have joined the ranks of OSA Fellow. These members have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics through distinguished contributions to education, research, engineering, business and society.
OSA Fellows are an important part of our community and we greatly appreciate their on-going support of OSA and our field. The number of Fellows is limited by the Society's bylaws to be no more than 10% of the total OSA Membership and the number elected each year is limited to approximately 0.5% of the current membership total.