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The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that 76 OSA Members have been elected as the newest class of OSA Fellow Members. Individual OSA Members were elected for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics, many of whom were honored at OSA conferences throughout 2015.
OSA Fellows are selected based on their overall impact on optics, as gauged through factors such as specific scientific, engineering, and technological contributions, a record of significant publications or patents related to optics, technical leadership in the field, and service to OSA and the global optics community. Additionally, a new category recognizing business leadership was added in 2014. Drawing from nominations from current fellows, the OSA Fellow Members Committee recommends candidates to the OSA Board of Directors. This process is highly competitive, as no more than 10 percent of the OSA Membership may be Fellows. More than 50 percent of this year’s fellow members reside outside of the United States.
“This year’s class of OSA Fellows has offered prodigious service to OSA and the global optics community,” said OSA President Philip Bucksbaum. “The Optical Society is honored to offer recognition for their outstanding contributions and leadership in the optics and photonics profession.”