Professor Howard Wiseman in The Optical Society 2017 Fellows Class

Professor Howard Wiseman in the laboratory
Professor Howard Wiseman

The director of Griffith’sCentre for Quantum Dynamics has been elected in the newest class of Optical Society (OSA) Fellows.

Professor Howard Wiseman is among96 OSA members, representing 19 different countries,who have been been elected this yearamong177 nominations reviewed.

Fellows are selected based on several factors, including specific scientific, engineering, and technological contributions, a record of significant publications or patents related to optics, technical or industry leadership in the field, as well as service to OSA and the global optics community. As a reflection of The Optical Society’s global reach, 59 percent of this year’s Fellows reside outside the United States.

Professor Wiseman wasrecognised “For seminal contributions to the theory of continuous measurement in quantum optics, and for developing numerous experimentally realized quantum optical protocols in metrology, control, information, and foundations.”

“Heartiest congratulations to the 2017 OSA Fellows, who are excellent examples of optics and photonics innovators and will be outstanding representatives of The Optical Society,” said Alan Willner, 2016 President of The Optical Society and Steven & Kathryn Sample Chair in Engineering, University of Southern California, California, USA.

“The new Fellows join an illustrious group who have collectively had great impact on our field and society at large.”

Professor Howard Wiseman, Director of Griffith University's Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Professor Howard Wiseman, Director of Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics

Fellows of The Optical Society are members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The OSA Fellow Members Committee reviews nominations submitted by current OSA Fellows, then recommends candidates to the OSA Board of Directors. No more than 10 percent of the total OSA membership may be chosen as Fellows, making the process both highly selective and competitive.

“Thank you to Fellows Committee Chair Edward Watson and the rest of the committee for their time and focus in reviewing the record number of submissions received this year,” said Elizabeth Rogan, CEO, The Optical Society.

“The 2017 Fellows reflect a diverse group of OSA members who are leaders in optics and photonics. It’s an honor to recognize the 2017 OSA Fellows class for their accomplishments, achievements and continued contributions to our industry.”

The new Fellows will be honored at OSA conferences and meetings throughout 2017. In addition to their recognition, Fellows may apply for travel grants to visit and lecture in developing countries and may nominate OSA members for Fellow consideration.

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