Fellow Profiles

Fellows represent a diverse group of members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. These profiles let them share their unique stories, advice, and experience with the community. 
 
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Joel Villatoro
Joel Villatoro

University of the Basque Country, Spain

Learn more about Joel Villatoro.

Síle Nic Chormaic
Síle Nic Chormaic

Okinawa Inst of Science & Technology, Japan

Learn more about Síle Nic Chormaic.

Des Gibson
Des Gibson

University of the West of Scotland, UK

Learn more about Des Gibson.


Manuel Guizar-Sicairos
Manuel Guizar-Sicairos

Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland

Learn more about Manuel Guizar-Sicairos.

Frank Chang
Frank Chang

Source Photonics, USA

Learn more about Frank Chang.

Zouheir Sekkat
Zouheir Sekkat

MAScIR, Morocco

Learn more about Zouheir Sekkat.


Roberta Ramponi
Roberta Ramponi

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Learn more about Roberta Ramponi.

Jennifer Dionne
Jennifer Dionne

Stanford University, USA

Learn more about Jennifer Dionne.


Chrysanthe Preza
Chrysanthe Preza

University of Memphis, USA

Learn more about Chrysanthe Preza.

Arseniy Kuznetsov
Arseniy Kuznetsov

IMRE, A*STAR, Singapore

Learn more about Arseniy Kuznetsov.

Tatiana Novikova
Tatiana Novikova

Ecole Polytechnique IP Paris, France

Learn more about Tatiana Novikova.


Ilya Shadrivov
Ilya Shadrivov

Australian National University, Australia

Learn more about Ilya Shadrivov.

Giuseppe Strangi
Giuseppe Strangi

Case Western Reserve University, USA

Learn more about Giuseppe Strangi.

Chiman Kwan
Chiman Kwan

Signal Processing, Inc., USA

Learn more about Chiman Kwan.


Brian Vohnsen
Brian Vohnsen

University College Dublin, Ireland

Learn more about Brian Vohnsen.

Yasha Yi
Yasha Yi

University of Michigan, USA

Learn more about Yasha Yi.

Herzl Aharoni
Herzl Aharoni

Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Learn more about Herzl Aharoni.


Salah Obayya
Salah Obayya

Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt

Learn more about Salah Obayya.

Ulrike Fuchs
Ulrike Fuchs

asphericon GmbH, Germany

Learn more about Ulrike Fuchs.

Larry B. Stotts
Larry B. Stotts

Stotts Consulting, USA

Learn more about Larry B. Stotts.


Lynford Goddard
Lynford Goddard

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Learn more about Lynford Goddard.

Andrea Fratalocchi
Andrea Fratalocchi

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Learn more about Andrea Fratalocchi.

Claudio Mazzali
Claudio Mazzali

Corning Optical Communications, USA

Learn more about Claudio Mazzali.


Francesca Calegari
Francesca Calegari

Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Germany

Learn more about Francesca Calegari.

Alex Y. Fong
Alex Y. Fong

TruTag Technologies Inc, USA

Learn more about Alex Y. Fong.

Yi Cai
Yi Cai

ZTE TX Inc., USA

Learn more about Yi Cai.


Christophe Caloz
Christophe Caloz

Polytechnique Montréal and KU Leuven, Canada and Belgium

Learn more about Christophe Caloz.

Melissa Skala
Melissa Skala

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Learn more about Melissa Skala.

Thomas Dekorsy
Thomas Dekorsy

German Aerospace Center

Learn more about Thomas Dekorsy.


Irina Novikova
Irina Novikova

College of William and Mary, USA

Learn more about Irina Novikova.

 John H. Lehman
John H. Lehman

National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA

Learn more about John H. Lehman.

Han Zhang
Han Zhang

Shenzhen University, China

Learn more about Han Zhang.


Tayyab Suratwala
Tayyab Suratwala

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States

Learn more about Tayyab Suratwala.

Shyh-Chiang Shen
Shyh-Chiang Shen

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Learn more about Shyh-Chiang Shen.

Ellen Ochoa
Ellen Ochoa

NASA (retired), United States

Learn more about Ellen Ochoa.


Francesco Pavone
Francesco Pavone

University of Florence, Italy

Learn more about Francesco Pavone.

Kiichi Hamamoto
Kiichi Hamamoto

Kyushu University, Japan

Learn more about Kiichi Hamamoto.

Amr S. Helmy
Amr S. Helmy

University of Toronto, Canada

Learn more about Amr S. Helmy.


Pierluigi Poggiolini
Pierluigi Poggiolini

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Learn more about Pierluigi Poggiolini.

Animesh Jha
Animesh Jha

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Learn more about Animesh Jha.

Martin S. Banks
Martin S. Banks

University of California, Berkeley, United States

Learn more about Martin S. Banks.


Jay W. Dawson
Jay W. Dawson

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States

Learn more about Jay W. Dawson.

Laura Waller
Laura Waller

University of California, Berkeley, United States

Learn more about Laura Waller.

Ebrahim Karimi
Ebrahim Karimi

University of Ottawa, Canada

Learn more about Ebrahim Karimi.


Hoi-Kwong Lo
Hoi-Kwong Lo

University of Toronto, Canada

Learn more about Hoi-Kwong Lo.

Karsten Buse
Karsten Buse

Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM and University of Freiburg, Germany

Learn more about Karsten Buse.

Enrique Galvez
Enrique Galvez

Colgate University, United States

Learn more about Enrique Galvez.


Daniele Faccio
Daniele Faccio

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Learn more about Daniele Faccio.

Song Zhang
Song Zhang

Purdue University, United States

Learn more about Song Zhang.

Jens Biegert
Jens Biegert

ICFO- The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

Learn more about Jens Biegert.


Marija Strojnik
Marija Strojnik

Optical Research Center, Mexico

Learn more about Marija Strojnik.

Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr
Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

Learn more about Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr.

Laura Lechuga
Laura Lechuga

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Spain

Learn more about Laura Lechuga.


Dan-Xia Xu
Dan-Xia Xu

National Research Council of Canada, Canada

Learn more about Dan-Xia Xu.

Ann Roberts
Ann Roberts

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Learn more about Ann Roberts.

Martti Kauranen
Martti Kauranen

Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Learn more about Martti Kauranen.


Hwa-Yaw Tam
Hwa-Yaw Tam

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Learn more about Hwa-Yaw Tam.

Nobuyuki Hashimoto
Nobuyuki Hashimoto

Citizen Watch Co., Ltd, Japan

Learn more about Nobuyuki Hashimoto.

Miguel Orszag
Miguel Orszag

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile & Director of the Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Universidad Mayor, Chile

Learn more about Miguel Orszag.


John Sheridan
John Sheridan

University College Dublin, Ireland

Learn more about John Sheridan.

Monika Ritsch-Marte
Monika Ritsch-Marte

Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Learn more about Monika Ritsch-Marte.

Richard Osgood
Richard Osgood

Columbia University, United States

Learn more about Richard Osgood.


Andrew Forbes
Andrew Forbes

University of Witswatersrand, South Africa

Learn more about Andrew Forbes.

Walter Margulis
Walter Margulis

Rise Acreo AB and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Learn more about Walter Margulis.

Xiaoyi Bao
Xiaoyi Bao

University of Ottawa, Canada

Learn more about Xiaoyi Bao.


Manijeh Razeghi
Manijeh Razeghi

Northwestern University, United States

Learn more about Manijeh Razeghi.

Alphan Sennaroğlu
Alphan Sennaroğlu

Koç University, Turkey

Learn more about Alphan Sennaroğlu.

Malini Olivo
Malini Olivo

Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Singapore

Learn more about Malini Olivo.


Sabino Chavez-Cerda
Sabino Chavez-Cerda

Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica y Electronica, Óptica y Electrónica, Mexico

Learn more about Sabino Chavez-Cerda.

Samuel Achilefu
Samuel Achilefu

Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States

Learn more about Samuel Achilefu.

Regina Soufli
Regina Soufli

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States

Learn more about Regina Soufli.


Peeter Saari
Peeter Saari

University of Tartu, Estonia

Learn more about Peeter Saari.

Mourad Zghal
Mourad Zghal

University of Carthage, Tunisia

Learn more about Mourad Zghal.

Cristina Masoller
Cristina Masoller

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Learn more about Cristina Masoller.


Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn

National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand

Learn more about Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn.

Richard Blaikie
Richard Blaikie

University of Otago, New Zealand

Learn more about Richard Blaikie.

Joyce Poon
Joyce Poon

University of Toronto, Canada

Learn more about Joyce Poon.


Igor Jex
Igor Jex

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Learn more about Igor Jex.

Andrea Armani
Andrea Armani

University of Southern California, United States

Learn more about Andrea Armani.

Mona Jarrahi
Mona Jarrahi

University of California, Los Angeles, United States

Learn more about Mona Jarrahi.


Alan Petersen
Alan Petersen

Spectra-Physics, MKS Instruments, Inc., United States

Learn more about Alan Petersen.

Maria Kafesaki
Maria Kafesaki

University of Crete and Forth-IESL, Greece

Learn more about Maria Kafesaki.

Ray-Hua Horng
Ray-Hua Horng

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Learn more about Ray-Hua Horng.


Rüdiger Paschotta
Rüdiger Paschotta

RP Photonics, Germany

Learn more about Rüdiger Paschotta.