Fellow Jun Ye has been elected as a Director at Large for the Optical Society of America (OSA). He will begin his three-year term on January 1, 2012.
"OSA is pleased to welcome Jun to the Board," said Elizabeth Rogan, OSA's chief executive officer. OSA members include more than 130,000 professionals from 175 countries. OSA brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives.
"Optics has been an integral part of my professional life since my undergraduate days," Ye said. "My first scientific publication was in optics. The first professional society I joined was OSA, and my first invited talk was given at an OSA meeting.
"It is a great honor to be selected as an OSA Director at Large. This position will give me more and better opportunities to volunteer and serve the optics community."
Jun Ye received his Ph. D. from the University of Colorado in 1997 and was appointed a Fellow of JILA in 2001. Today his research group explores the frontiers of light-matter interactions. He has coauthored more than 200 technical papers and presented more than 300 invited talks.