Optical Society Announces 2021 Class of Senior Members

Distinction from the OSA Board of Directors recognizes 196 OSA members for their experience, professional accomplishments

WASHINGTON – The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce its 2021 class of new Senior Members. The Senior Member distinction, awarded this year to 196 OSA members, recognizes experience and professional accomplishment within the field of optics and photonics. Nearly 70% or 133 members of the 2021 class are internationally-based.

View the 2021 OSA Senior Members.

“This year’s class has greatly contributed to advancing the field of optics and photonics,” said 2021 OSA President Connie Chang-Hasnain, Whinnery Chair Professor Emerita of EECS at University of California, Berkeley, USA. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend congratulations for their achievements and service to the society.”

The 2021 class joins a distinguished group of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators who have demonstrated exemplary professional accomplishments in optics and photonics. To qualify for OSA Senior Membership, individuals must have at least 10 years of significant professional experience in the field, five years of active OSA Membership and two endorsement statements from current OSA Members.

Senior Members receive the full complement of OSA Member benefits and services, plus:

  • Special Recognitions – Senior Members are identified in the OSA Individual Directory, on OSA.org and during OSA-hosted events.
  • Announcements – new Senior Members are announced in a news release, the OSA publication, Optics & Photonics News and the OSA Member newsletter
  • Senior Member Certificate and Lapel Pin – Recognition materials are distributed upon request.
  • Letter of Recognition – Approved Senior Members may request that a confirmation letter be sent to their employer.
  • Exclusive Senior Member Programs – From networking to mentoring, programs for Senior Members bring professionals together to learn and engage each year.

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