Hatice Altug and Camille Brès elected as Fellow Members of The OSA

Hatice Altug / Camille Sophie Brès © 2020 EPFL

Hatice Altug / Camille Sophie Brès © 2020 EPFL

Professor Hatice Altug, head of the Bionanophotonic Systems Laboratory, and Professor Camille Sophie Brès, head of the Photonic Systems Laboratory, have been nominated Fellow Members of the Optical Society at the Society’s recent Board of Directors meeting.

Both professors from the School of Engineering have just been elected fellows of the Optical Society (OSA). Camille Sophie Brès has been selected for her research on the development of novel photonic systems for efficient light generation with enhanced functionalities. Hatice Altug is being honored specifically « for pioneering contributions to nano-optics, manipulation of light on-chip, the development of innovative nanobiosensors and sensing techniques, and exemplary contributions to the scientific community and OSA », notes the OSA press release.

Fellow membership in OSA is limited to no more than ten percent of the membership and is reserved for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The election process is highly competitive. Candidates are recommended by the Fellow Members Committee and then submitted for review and approval by the OSA Awards Council and OSA Board of Directors.

Founded in 1916, OSA is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts that power achievements in the science of light.