Dr S Venugopal Rao of the Advanced Centre for Research in High Energy materials (ACRHEM) at University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been promoted as SENIOR MEMBER of Optical Society of America (OSA). 

OSA Senior Members are well-established individuals with a designation that recognizes their experience and professional accomplishments or service within their field that sets them apart from their peers. Senior Members have at least 10 years of significant professional experience and are active OSA Individual Members.

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational.

The Optical Society brings together optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators, and business leaders. OSA’s membership totals more than 18,000 individuals from over 100 countries. Approximately 53 percent of the Society’s members reside outside the United States. OSA’s membership and activities include a global community of scientists, educators, engineers, technicians, students and business leaders with an interest in optics and photonics. OSA is committed to fostering the global optics and photonics community, particularly in countries with developing optics communities.

Over the course of OSA’s nearly one hundred year history, 31 OSA members have been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry or Physiology/Medicine.

Dr. Venugopal came to ACRHEM in 2007 from IIT-Guwahati, where he had joined the Physics department after a postdoc in Scotland. His doctoral work was at the UoH, on Incoherent Laser Spectroscopy for the measurement of ultra-fast relaxation times and third order nonlinearities in a variety of organic molecules.

UoH Herald congratulates Dr. Venugopal on his achievement.