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Jean Bennett was OSA’s first female president.


Jean Bennett

OSA's first female president, Jean Bennett made significant contributions to the field of optical surface scattering and surface roughness.

A dedicated member of the OSA community for 37 years, Bennett served on numerous committees, was president in 1986 and received the David Richardson Medal. (Photo: OSA Archives)

(Courtesy of OSA Archives)