Welcome New Editors
We are happy to announce that Igor
Smolyaninov of BAE Systems North
America and Maria Bondani of the
National Research Council Canada
have agreed to serve as new topical
editors for JOSA B. We’d also like
to welcome Alexandra Boltasseva
of Purdue University and Fabio Di
Teodoro of Northrop Grumman Space
Technology to the editorial board of
Finally, we are pleased that Inuk
Kang of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs has
agreed to serve a second three-year
term as associate editor for Optics
Express. We thank these members of
the optics community for their support
of OSA journals.
Free Laser Outreach
Book en Espanõl
Last year, the OSAL: Salamanca Stu-
dent Chapter was awarded a grant from
the Laserfest project, in which OSA
;ey used it
to develop Él
Laser: La Luz de
about lasers that
is available for
;e chapter was looking to provide
a timeless volume for educators and
students, since Spanish and Latin
American educators often face a lack
of resources. ;e book has been written by students and researchers from
Universidad de Salamanca and Centro
de Láseres Pulsados, both located in
Salamanca, Spain. Five Ph.D. students
and OSA student chapter members
acted as editors. ;e chapter has begun
to distribute the book in schools and
libraries in their region, with very positive feedback. To receive a copy, please
Keller Receives Prestigious
OSA Board of Directors member Ursula
Keller has been awarded the 2011
Prize for Applied
Aspects of Quantum Electronics
and Optics from
She received her
award 24 May
CLEO Europe in
Munich, Germany, “for seminal contributions to ultrafast solid-state lasers,
telecommunications, metrology and
attosecond science.” ;e prize is given
only once every two years to recognize
the highest level of excellence amongst
OSA President Chris Dainty (right) presents the 2011 C.E.K. Mees Medal to Lihong Wang.
2011 Mees Medal Presented
to Lihong Wang
On 4 April, OSA President Chris
Dainty presented the 2011 C.E.K.
Mees Medal presented to Lihong Wang
of Washington University in St. Louis,
located in St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A., during the OSA Life Sciences Congress
in Monterey, Calif., U.S.A. Wang was
recognized for his seminal contributions to photoacoustic tomography
and Monte Carlo modeling of photon
transport in biological tissues and for
leadership in the international biophotonics community.
Congrats to Recipients of
EOS Thesis Awards
Also recognized at CLEO Europe were
OSA members who received 2011 Ph.D.
thesis prizes for their applied or fundamental work: Alberto Politi from the
University of Bristol, Integrated Quantum Photonics; Pavel Ginzburg from
Technion, Israel, Novel Nanophotonic
Devices (joint with A. Hayat); Alex
Hayat from Technion, Israel, Semiconductor Quantum Photonics (joint
with P. Ginzburg); Albert Schliesser
Munchen, Silica Whispering-Gallery-Mode Microresonators.
Congratulations 2011 Newport
Travel Grant Winners
;e winners of the 2011 Newport Travel
Grants include Kamal Hammani,
Université de Bourgogne, France;
Frie-derike Junginger, Universität Konstanz,
Germany; Joseph Kerckho;, Stanford
University, U.S.A.; Klaus F. Reim,
University of Oxford, U.K.; and Volker
J. Sorger, University of California at
Berkeley, U.S.A. ;is program recognizes the research excellence of students who
presented their work at CLEO:2011.
;e OSA Foundation extends a special
thank you to the Newport Corporation
for their sponsorship of this program.
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