The Board of Directors of Optica (formerly OSA) recently elected 129 members from 26 countries to the Society’s 2024 Fellow Class. Factors such as outstanding contributions to research, business, education, engineering, and service to Optica and the community determined the selection of Optica Fellows. The Board selected QSNP partner Sara Ducci, professor at Université Paris Cité and CNRS member, to be part of the 2024 Fellow Class for her significant achievements in integrated nonlinear quantum photonics from fundamentals to applications, and a deep commitment to education and mentorship.

“Congratulations to the 2024 class of Optica Fellows, ” said Michal Lipson 2023 Optica President. “It is a pleasure to honor these members who are advancing our field and society. We are grateful for their exceptional work and dedication.”

Fellows are Optica members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The Fellow Members Committee, led by Chair Ofer Levi, University of Toronto, Canada, reviewed 216 nominations submitted by current Fellows. The Committee extends its thanks to all of this year’s nominators and references. As Fellows can account for no more than 10 percent of the total membership, the election process is highly competitive. The Fellow Members Committee recommends candidates, and the Awards Council and Board of Directors approve them.

The new Fellows will be honored at Optica conferences and events throughout 2024.

Read the complete list of Optica Fellow Class 2024.