World MapSection Locations

Optica Local Sections promote optics through a variety of activities, including hosting local meetings focused on technical topics, business networking and teaching young students about science and the world of optics. Optica's global organization supports Local Sections through activity grants, awards, publications, guest lecturer programs, networking opportunities and more. A full listing of section benefits is available online.

If there is an Optica Local Section in your area, we encourage you to become an active member. If you do not yet have a nearby Local Section, we invite you to contact us about establising one.

Optica Local Sections:

Click on a state or country name for a listing of local sections.

US Sections

Alabama
Huntsville Electro-Optical Society (HEOS)

California
Conejo Ventura Section
President: Eric and Virginina Ford
Email: erich4d@gmail.com

15113 Malibu Road
Malibu, CA 90265



Northern California Local Section

 

Optical Society of Southern California 
President: Kevin J. Romero
Email: President@ossc.org
Website: http://www.ossc.org

14271 Jeffery Road, Suite #136
Irvine CA, 92620

District of Columbia
National Capital Section
President: Jim Heaney
Email: james.b.heaney@nasa.gov 
Website: ncs-osa.org/

National Capital Section/OSA c/o Dr. Joseph M. Howard
Code 551NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
 

Illinois
Optical Society of Chicago 
President: Tara Maggiano
Email: opticalsocietychicago@gmail.com
Website: sites.google.com/site/opticalsocietyofchicago/

825 Pearson - 6E
Des Plaines, IL 60016
 

Massachusetts
New England Section 
President: Hillary Balonek  
Email: hillary.maben@gmail.comnesosa@nesosa.org
Website: http://www.nesosa.org

296 Lake Ave,
Newton, MA 02461

Michigan

Ann Arbor Section 
est. 1966
President: Cynthia Aku-Leh, Ph.D.
Email: cynthia.akuleh@gmail.com 

Website: http://aaosa.osahost.org/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Ann-Arbor-OSA-6776980  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnnArborOSA

ISciences LLC
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
 

Minnesota
Minnesota Section 
President: John Sinko
Email: jesinko@stcloudstate.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/minnesotaosa/

1043 Grand Ave,  #129
Saint Paul, MN 55105

New York
Rochester Section, Inc.
President: Ben Zwickl
Email: bmzsps@rit.edu - president@osarochester.org  Website: http://www.osarochester.org

Institute of Optics
University of Rochester

Oregon
Columbia Section
President: Douglas Holmgren
Contact: holmgren.doug@gmail.com  
Website: http://columbiasection.osahost.org/

Stoel Rives LLP
760 SW Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000
Portland, OR  97205

Texas
Optical Society of North Texas (OSNT)
President: Mike Simpson
Email: info@osntx.org

Australia
Sydney Section
President: Mikolaj Schmidt
Email: mikolaj.schmidt@mq.edu.au
Twitter: @SydneyLocalOSA
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/sydneyosa/home

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Macquarie University
North Ryde, NSW 2109

Bangladesh
Bangladesh Local Section 
President: Sajid Choudhary
Email: smc@ieee.org
Website: http://www.osa-bangladesh.org/

Department of the EEE, ECE Building, BUET
ECE Building, Palashi
Dhaka, Bangladesh  1205

Canada
Quebec Section 
President: Julien Beaudoin Bertrand
Email: julien.b.bertrand@copl.ulaval.ca

2375 Rue de la Terrasse
Quebec, Quebec G1V 0A6


China
Shenzhen Local Section
President: Prof. Dr. Xiao Wei Sun
Email: sun.xw@sustc.edu.cn

South University of Science & Technology
Tangchang Road, Xili, Nanshan District
Shenzhen, Guangdong 5180552375

Egypt
Alhazen Egyptian Local Section 

Indonesia
 Indonesia Local Section
President: Aulia Nasution
Email: aulia.nasution@fulbrightmail.org

Building 442, Puspiptek
Serpong, Banten 15314
INDONESIA

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Section 
 

Singapore
Singapore Local Section
Chairman: Wei Lei
Email: wei.lei@ntu.edu.sg

50 Nanyang Avnue
639798
SINGAPORE

Taiwan
Taiwan Local Section 
President: Shien-Kuei Liaw
Email: skliaw@mail.ntust.edu.tw

Graduate Institute of Electro-Optic
No. 43號, Section 4, Keelung Rd, Da’an District
Taipei City, Taiwan  106
300 Chung-Da Rd., Chung-li 320001
Taiwan

Thailand
Thailand Local Section 
President: Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn
Email: sarun.sumriddetchkajorn@nectec.or.th

National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
112 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Rd
Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathumthani 12120
Ratchathewi, Bangkok
Thailand 12120
 

Ukraine
Kharkiv Local Section
 

United Kingdom
London Local Section
President: Aziz Rahman
Email: b.m.a.rahman@city.ac.uk

City University London
Northampton Square
London EC1V 0HB
UNITED KINGDOM