OSA Fellows represent a diverse group of members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics.  In 2017, OSA started interviewing a number of Fellow members in order to share their unique stories, advice, and experience with the OSA community. 
Please take a moment to get to know an OSA Fellow.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the OSA Awards Office (

    • JPoon[Image: Courtesy of Rodney Daw]

      Joyce Kai See Poon

      University of Toronto, Canada

      Citation: For outstanding contributions to the research and development of silicon-based integrated optics including micro-resonators, electro-optic modulators, and integrated hybrid photonics.

      • CMasoller

        Cristina Masoller

        Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

        Citation: For contributions in the area of nonlinear dynamics of optical systems.

        • SAchilefu

          Samuel Achilefu

          Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), USA

          Citation: For pioneering the development of near infrared molecular imaging and image-guided surgical resection of cancer, and exceptional leadership and service to the biomedical optics community.

          • RSoufli

            Regina Soufli

            Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

            Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development and characterization of extreme ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma-ray optics.

            • PSaari

              Peeter Saari

              University of Tartu, Estonia

              Citation: for pioneering contributions in the areas of non-diffracting localized waves, ultrafast optics and holography, and optical spectroscopy of low-temperature solids, including discovery of hot luminescence.

              • MZghal

                Mourad Zghal

                University of Carthage, Tunisia

                Citation: For outstanding research on novel photonic systems and devices, and for contributions to optics education in Africa.

      The profiles were written by Patricia Daukantas, a freelance science writer who specializes in optics and photonics.