Fellow Lecturer Trips

OSA Fellow Lecturer Program

Since 2000, OSA has sponsored over 100 trips through the OSA Fellow Lecturer Program reaching students and scientists in over 43 developing nations. Learn how to apply for this program.

Below is a list of recently approved or completed trips.

2018 Trips
Jagdish Singh, Mississippi State University, USA
India: Dhanbad, Assam, Haryana, Jammu, Bombay

2017 Trips
Colin Sheppard, University of Wollongong, Australia
Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou; Cote d'Ivoire: Yamoussoukro; Ghana: Cape Coast
Juan Miñano, Univ Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Peru: Lima

Silvano Donati, University of Pavia, Italy
Taiwan: Tainan, Taipei
Miguel Levy, Michigan Technological University, USA
Peru: Lima

Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Russia: Saratov

Nimmi Ramanujam, Duke University, USA
Peru: Lima
Azizur Rahman, City University of London, UK     
Thailand: Bangkok
2016 Trips
Mohammad Alam, University of South Alabama, USA      
Bangladesh: Dhaka; Turkey: Istanbul
Alexander Lvovsky, University of Calgary, Canada
Brazil: Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Campinas, Recife
Kirill Larin, University of Houston, USA    
Russia, Saratov
Nabeel Riza, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland        
Pakistan: Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad
Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel      
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paolo
Joseph Eberly, University of Rochester, USA
Peru: Lima
Mario Marconi, Colorado State University, USA    
Argentina: Buenos Aires, Villa Martelli, Gonnet

2015 Trips
Gregory Quarles, Opto-Electronic Management Agency, USA      
Romania: Bucharest; Russia: St. Petersburg; Ukraine: Kiev and Dnipropetrovsk

Gabriel Popescu, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA       
Romania: Bucharest
Silvano Donati, Univ of Pavia, Italy       
Indonesia: Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia: Serdang

Luis Orozco, Univ of Maryland, USA    
Mexico: Guadalajara & Puebla
Marvin Klein, Optech Ventures, USA    
Brazil: São José dos Campos, Campinas, Ribeirão Preto, Curitiba
Nicholas Bigelow, Univ of Rochester, USA
India: Bangalore & Delhi


Trip Highlights

Nimmi Ramanujam, Duke University, USA, visited Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) to deliver talks and a seminar on research activities on women’s health and cancer prevention to physicians, scientists, engineers, students and community members.  Students from the National University of Engineering and National University of San Marcos traveled to PUCP to heat the talks. As a result of this visit Duke has established an agreement with PUCP to have a student exchange program, work on programs that enrich biomedical optical imaging research between the two institutions, and explore research collaborations that can directly involve students in research activities.
Mohammad S. Alam,Texas A&M University – Kingsville, USA travelled to Turkey to deliver a keynote on Ultrafast Optical Processing Based Biometric Recognition at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul and discuss collaborations with his research group. Prof. Alam’s trip also included a keynote on “Optical Imaging Based Biometric and Early Stage Breast Cancer Detection” at the International Conference on Medical Engineering, Health Informatics and Technology at the United International University, Bangladesh and a seminar at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He also served at the General Chair of the 19th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, held at North-South University, Bangladesh.

Nabeel Riza, University College Cork, Ireland, delivered a seminar titled “Light – Empowering the Life of an Inventor” at the LUMS University School of Science and Engineering (SSE) in Lahore, Pakistan. Prof. Riza also visited the Optics and Photonics Teaching and Research labs, talked with several undergraduate and graduate students, and had the opportunity to see his
former PhD students, now members of the faculty at SSE.

Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, visited several locations in Brazil delivering a series of lectures on quantum thermodynamics and control to students and young researchers. The audiences were very responsive, leading to lively discussions.