Dr. Andrey Matsko, Principal Engineer, Elevated to Rank of Fellow

Seventy-two OSA Members Elevated to Rank of Fellow

Pasadena, California (January 11, 2013) The Optical Society (OSABoard of Directors is pleased to announce that 72 OSA Members have been elected as the newest class of OSA Fellow Members. Regular OSA Members who have significantly contributed to the advancement of optics and photonics are eligible for election to the rank of Fellow. 

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. Drawing from nominations from current Fellows, OSA’s Fellow Members Committee recommends candidates to the Board of Directors. This process is highly competitive, as the number of OSA Members recommended for election to Fellow each year is limited to less than 0.5 percent of the total OSA Membership.

“On behalf of OSA, it is my pleasure to congratulate the 2013 Fellows on this special recognition of their outstanding accomplishments,” said OSA President Tony Heinz. “These new Fellows, located across the globe, are making vital contributions to advancing optics and photonics worldwide.”

These distinguished Fellow Members will be recognized individually at meetings throughout 2013. More than 43 percent of this year’s Fellow Members reside outside of the United States. Specific information on each new Fellow Member’s accomplishments will be published in the February issue of Optics and Photonics News.

2013 OSA Fellow Members (partial list):

Andrey B. Matsko,OEwaves Inc., USA

About OSA

Uniting more than 180,000 professionals from 175 countries, the Optical Society (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org.