Hong Tang Named Fellow of OSA


Prof. Hong Tang has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious Optical Society (OSA). 

The OSA’s board of directors elected 118 members from 24 countries to the Society’s 2021 Fellow Class at a recent meeting. This year’s cohort reflects a broad and diverse range of achievements in the field of optics and photonics. The new Fellows will be honored at OSA conferences and meetings throughout 2021.

Tang, the Llewellyn West Jones, Jr. Professor of Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics & Physics, was named for his “outstanding contributions to chipscale cavity optomechanics, and pioneering work on integrated nonlinear and quantum photonics based on chi(2) materials.”

Founded in 1916, OSA is a professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from around the world. Through publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides information and interactions on the science of light.   

Fellow membership in OSA is limited to no more than 10% of the membership and is reserved for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The OSA fellows are selected based on several factors, including distinguished contributions to education, research, engineering, and business. OSA officials noted that the new cohort of fellows includes 23 women, or 19% overall - the largest number of women ever elected in one year.  

“Congratulations to the 2021 Fellows,” said 2020 OSA President Stephen Fantone. “Your election, by your peers, is affirmation of your impressive accomplishments within our field. Thank you for your dedication to OSA and for advancing the science of light.”