Dries Van Thourhout elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA)


The Optical Society of America selected professor Dries Van Thourhout as one of the new Fellow Members for 2021.

The distinction was awarded to professor Van Thourhout (UGent - imec) fo r his outstanding and sustained contributions to research on silicon photonics , particularly the integration of novel active materials through wafer bonding or epitaxy. The OSA is the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide.  

2021 OSA Fellows

118 OSA members, from 24 countries, were selected as the 2021 OSA Fellows , for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics through education, research, engineering, business leadership and service. It is worthwhile to note that women account for 19%, or 23 members of the new Class, which is the largest number of women ever elected in one year. The selection of these candidates was confirmed by the Board of Directors at its meeting in September 2020.