First IONS for UNC Charlotte
The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte hosted its
first IONS event from 2–4 October 2013. OSA President Donna
Strickland and OSA Vice President Philip Russell delivered
keynote talks during the Friday session. The meeting also
featured several student talks and posters, as well as a tour
of the UNC Charlotte Center for Optoelectronics and Optical
Communications. Prizes for the best oral presentation and
best poster were awarded to Mite Mijalkov, Bilkent University,
Turkey, and Alex (Xiang) Meng, Columbia University, U.S.A.,
respectively. The prizes were sponsored by Bioptigen. Students
from over 11 countries attended the meeting.
OSA is pleased
to welcome new
members of the
Board of Directors:
Fellow Alan Willner
as Vice President; and
Fellow Anne Tropper,
Fellow Adam Wax
and Fellow Xi-Cheng
Zhang as Directors at
Large. These talented
members will bring a distinct range of educational, technical
and corporate business experiences and
skills to OSA leadership.
The OSA Board voted to confirm the
appointment of George Bayz as Treasurer,
an officer role that will start 1 January
2014. Bayz, who is currently a member of
the Board, will replace Stephen D. Fantone, whose term ends on 31 December.
Backscatter News from OSA
OSA BENEFIT HIGHLIGHT
OSA Senior Member Designation
Members with at least 10 years of significant professional
experience are encouraged to request the OSA Senior Member designation in recognition of their accomplishments or
service within their field. Request forms are due 28 February
2014. Please visit www.osa.org/seniormember for details.
Welcome New Editors
We are thrilled to announce that many new members
have joined our editorial boards, including:
Journal of Optical Communications and Networking:
Maite Brandt-Pearce of the University of Virginia,
U.S. A.; Milorad Cvijetic of the University of Arizona,
U.S.A.; Piet Demeester of Ghent University, Belgium;
Jörg Peter Elbers of ADVA Optical Net working AG,
Germany; Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios Gimenez
of Telefonica I&D, Spain; and Anna Tzanakaki of the
Athens Information Technology Center, Greece.
Applied Optics: Alejandro Cornejo-Rodríguez of
INAOE, Mexico; Ingve Simonsen of Nor wegian
University of Science and Technology; and Anna
Sytchkova of ENEA, Sweden.
Biomedical Optics Express: Michael Pircher of the
Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
JOSA A: Johannes Courtial of the University of
Optics Express: Igal Brener of Sandia National
Labs, U.S.A.; Ning Hua Zhu of the Institute of
Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and
Weisheng Hu of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
Optics Letters: Kristjan Leosson of the University
of Iceland; Hooman Mohseni of Northwestern
University, U.S. A.; and Carsten Rockstuhl of the
Institute of Solid State Theory and Optics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany.
We would also like to thank the following individuals
for agreeing to continue their editorial service:
Xingde Li of Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.
(Biomedical Optics Express); Kurt Busch of Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany (JOSA B); Siegfried
Janz of National Research Council Canada (Optics
Express); Saulius Juodkazis of Swinburne University
of Technology, United Kingdom (Optics Express); and
Viktor Podolskiy of the University of Massachusetts
Lowell, U.S. A. (Optics Express).
Finally, OPN welcomes three new members to its
editorial advisory committee (EAC): Mihaela Dinu,
Alcatel-Lucent, U.S.A.; Andrew Forbes, CSIR,
South Africa; and Nick Lambert, Precision Optics,
U.S.A. We would also like to thank the following
outgoing EAC members: Yannick Lizé of Applied
Micro Circuits Corp., U.S. A.; Alessandro Restelli of
the National Institute of Standards and Technology,
U.S.A.; and Jim McGuire of JPL, U.S.A.