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Posted: Feb 24, 2011
UC Riverside's Alexander Balandin named Optical Society Fellow
(Nanowerk News) The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Alexander A. Balandin of the University of California at Riverside is one of 64 members to be elevated to the rank of Fellow Member. Balandin is being recognized for outstanding contributions to understanding optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures and pioneering work on the opto-thermal metrology of graphene. Fellows are selected on a variety of criteria such as record of significant publications or patents related to optics, service to OSA, achievements in optics, and management ability.
"OSA Fellows consistently demonstrate their strong leadership in the field of optics and photonics by pioneering innovative research and new technologies," said OSA President Christopher Dainty. "These talented individuals contribute invaluable knowledge and discoveries to the field. On behalf of OSA, I extend my appreciation to Alexander for his hard work and congratulate him on his accomplishments."
This year's Fellows illustrate the significant work being done in optics and photonics all around the globe; nearly 40 percent of OSA's newly selected Fellows reside outside of the United States. Any regular OSA member who has significantly contributed to the advancement of optics is eligible for election to the rank of Fellow. Drawing from nominations from current Fellow members, OSA's Fellow Members Committee recommends candidates to the Board of Directors. The number of Fellows is limited to no more than 10 percent of total OSA membership.
Uniting more than 106,000 professionals from 134 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.