The OSA Senior Membership status provides established individuals with the opportunity to request a designation that recognizes their experience and professional accomplishments or service within the optics and photonics field. This designation is a separate category from Emeritus Status and is intended for active Members earlier in their careers making it more accessible than the Fellow Program.
To qualify for Senior Membership, individuals should have at least 10 years of cumulative professional experience (since completion of first degree) in optics and/or optics related field and be an active OSA Member with a minimum of five years of cumulative professional membership (Student membership not included). View Senior Member criteria.
OSA Members who meet the qualification criteria are encouraged to request the Senior Member designation. OSA Members can also nominate candidates for Senior Membership (with the exception of Student Members). View Nomination/Reference Guide.