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ICO Membership List,
List update 23 December 2008

Territories of ICO - August 2008

ICO members are

  1. Territorial committees representing countries or other geographical area
  2. International membership societies active in Optics Membership fees vary depending on size consideration. The minimal membership fee is US$150 per year

1) The ICO Territorial Committees:

2) International Society Members:


1) The ICO Territorial Committees:

For the definition of the units and votes, refer to article 4 of the ICO Statutes in this document. The total Territorial Committee membership is 48 Member Territories (including 3 Observer). These members together represent 207 units and 111 votes.

Argentina

Units: 2, votes: 2, member since 1981

Dr. Oscar E. Martinez
Laboratorio de Electronica Cuantica
Departamento de Fisica. FCEN
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Pabellon 1, Ciudad Universitaria
1428 Buenos Aires
Argentina
Phone & fax: 54 11 457 63426
e-mail: oem@df.uba.ar, oem2005@gmail.com

Australia

Units: 6, votes: 3, member since 1959

Prof. John Holdsworth
University of Newcastle
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Room P104
Physics Building
Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia
Telephone: +61 2 4921 5436
Facsimile: +61 2 4921 6898
Email: John.Holdsworth@newcastle.edu.au
The Australian Optical Society

Belgium

Units: 4, votes: 3, member since 1948

Dr. Yvon Renotte
CBO/BCO, President
c/o Hololab Université de Liège, Institut de Physique, B5 Sart Tilman, B-4000 LIEGE, Belgium
tel: 41.66.37.72, fax: 41.66.23.55, e-mail: y.renotte@ulg.ac.be
Comité Belge d'Optique- Belgisch Comite voor Optica (The Belgian Committee for Optics)

Belorussia

Units: 2, votes: 2, member since 1993

Prof. Andrey M. Goncharenko
Territorial Committee for Optics
Optical Territorial Committee
Republic of Belarus, Prospekt Francis Sokorina 66
220072 MINSK, Bielorussia
tel 39 58 16, fax 39 31 63, email: dopit@adonis.msk.su

Brazil

Units: 4, votes: 3, member since 1984

Dr. Mikiya Muramatsu
Brazilian Committee for Optics (BCO), President
Rua do Matao, Travessa R, 187
05508 900 - Sao Paulo - Brazil
Tel + 55 11 3091 6772 Fax +55 11 3813 4334
email: mmuramat@if.usp.br

Canada

Units: 8, votes: 4, member since 1956

Tigran GALSTIAN
Ph.D., Eng.
Professeur Titulaire.
Universite Laval
Departement de physique, de genie physique et d optique
Centre d optique, photonique et laser
Pavillon d Optique-Photonique,
2375 Rue de la Terrasse,
Quebec, Canada G1V 0A6
Phone: (418) 656-2025
Fax: (418) 656-2623
e-mail: galstian@phy.ulaval.ca

Chinese Optical Society

Units: 8, votes: 4, member since 1987

Prof. Guoguang Mu
ICO Territorial Committee, President
Institute of Modern Optics
Nankai University
94 Weijin Rd
Tianjin 300071, P.R. China
tel: +86 22 2350 3690, fax: +86 22 2350 3118, e-mail: mugg@nankai.edu.cn
express mail address: Bldg 57 Room 401, Xi nan cun, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071. P.R.China
express mail address: Bldg 21-301, Bei Cu, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071

Colombia

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1990

Prof. Roman Castaneda
School of Physics
Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellín
A.A. 3840, Bloque 21, Oficina 427
Medellín, Colombia
Phone: +574 430 98 91, Fax: +574 260 44 89
e-mail: rcastane@unalmed.edu.co

Cuba

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1993

Dr Angel Augier Calderin
Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas (InSTEC)
Avenida Salvador Allende S/N
Quinta de los Molinos
La Habana, Cuba
CP 10 600
Tel: (537) 878-5018
(537) 879-7858
e-mail: augier@instec.cu

Czech Republic

Units: 2, votes: 2, member since 1948

Dr. Miroslav Hrabovsky
Territorial Committee of ICO, secretary
SLO UP and FZU AV CR
17. Listopadu 50
772 07 Olomouc, Czech Republic
tel: 420 68 522 3936, fax: 420 68 522 4047, e-mail: hrabovsky@sloup.upol.cz, alternate phone: 42 2 84 3741fax0609
Web: http://www.cko-ico.cz/

Denmark

Units: 3, votes: 2, member since 1987

Pia Adelheid Jørgensen
DOPS, c/o Ingeneering College of Aarhus
Dalgas Avenue 2
8000 Århus C
Denmark
E-mail: pj@iha.dk
The Danish Optical Society

Ecuador

Associate since 2005

Ph. D. Dr. Nikolai Espinosa Optical Committee of Ecuador, President
C.E.I.N.C.I. - E.S.P.E.
Centro de Investigaciones Científicas (Scientific Researches Center)
Escuela Politécnica del Ejercito (Army Polytechnic School)
P.O.BOX 17-07-9661
QUITO-ECUADOR
fax:593-2-2534395
phone: 593-9-7072532
e-mail: n_espinosa@ESPE-ONLINE.NET
Web: http://www.espe.edu.ec/index.htm

Estonia

Units:1, votes:1, member since 2002

Prof Peeter Saari
Estonian Committee for Optics
Institute of Physics
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Tartu
142 Riia Str., Tartu
51014 Estonia
Tel: +372 7 383 016, fax: +372 5109018, e-mail: psaari@fi.tartu.ee
Web: http://www.physic.ut.ee/efs/

Finland

Units: 3, votes: 2, member since 1978

Dr. Ari Friberg
Territ. Committee for Optics
Helsinki University of Technology (TKK),
Department of Engineering Physics,
PO Box 3500, FI-02015 TKK, Finland,
Phone +358 9 451 3127,
Fax +358 9 451 3155,
Email ari.friberg@tkk.fi
Suomen Optiikan Seura (The Finish Optical Society)

France

Units: 15, votes: 5, member since 1948

Pr. Emmanuel Rosencher
Research Director
Scientific Director of Physics Branch
French Aerospace Research Establishment (ONERA)
Professor at Ecole Polytechnique
Fellow IEEE, OSA, IoP
29, avenue de la Division - Leclerc - BP72
FR-92322 - CHATILLON CEDEX - France
Tel: + 33 (0)1 46 73 48 00, Fax:+ 33 (0)1 46 73 41 77, Cellular: +33 (0)6 26 34 67 27
e-mail: rosencher@onera.fr

Mr. Hervé Lefèvre
Comité Français d'Optique, Président
iXCore S.A.S.
Vice-Président & CTO
52 avenue de l'Europe
F-78160 Marly-le-Roi (France)
Tel.: +33 (0)1 30 08 88 88
Fax: +33 (0)1 30 08 88 00
e-mail: herve.lefevre@ixcore.com
Société Française d'Optique (SFO)

Germany (Federal Republic)

Units: 15, votes: 5, mb. since 1953

Prof. Gert Von Bally
Laboratory of Biophysics
Medical Centre University of Münster
Robert-Koch-Str. 45
48129 Münster
Germany
Tel. (+49)-251-8356888
Fax. (+49)-251-8358536
Email:
LBiophys@uni-muenster.de

Ghana / West Africa

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1993

Dr Paul Buah-Bassuah
Ghana/West Africa Territorial Committee, Secretary General
Ghana Committee for Optics
Laser and Fibre Optics Centre
Dept of Physics, Univ. of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
tel: +233 42 33773, fax: +233 42 32446
telex P&T 3039 BTH 12 GH or UCC 2552 GH

Professeur Ahmadou Wagué
Ghana/West Africa Territorial Committee, Senegal contact, Département de Physique
Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Fac des Sciences et Techniques, DAKAR, Sénégal
tel: +221-8.25.69.80, fax: +221-8.25.69.80, e-mail: wague@refer.sn

Prof. Kedro Sidiki Diomandé
Ghana/West Africa Territorial Committee, Ivory Coast contact
Université Nationale de Côte d'Ivoire
Département de Physique, Faculté Sciences
B.P. 582, 22 ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire
e-mail: cnra@aviso.ci or diomkap@yahoo.fr

Greece

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 2005

Prof Nikos Vainos
Engineered Photonic Media Lab.
NHRF-The National Hellenic Research Foundation , TPCI
48, Vas. Constantinou Ave., Athens 11635, Greece
tel: +30 10 7273887, 10 7273792, 10 7273795 (secr), fax +30 10 7273794, e-mail vainos@eie.gr

Hungary

Units: 3, votes: 2, member since 1963

Dr G Lupkovics
Territorial Committee for Optics
Sci. Soc. Optics, Acoustics & Filmtech.
OPAKFI, Fo u. 68, 1027 BUDAPEST
Hungary
tel: +36 1 202 0452, fax: +36 1 202 0452, e-mail: akos1@mail.matav.hu
Scientific Society for Optics, Acoustics, Motion Pictures and Theatre Technology

India

Units: 4, votes: 3, member since 1990

Prof. L.N. HAZRA
Optical Society of India, Secretary General
Department of Applied Physics
University of Calcutta, 92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Calcutta 700 009, India
tel: 33 350 8386 ext 303, fax: 33 351 9755, e-mail: lnhazra@sify.com

Indonesia

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1987

Dr A Handojo
Territorial Committee for Optics
Teknik Fisika ITB, J1. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia

Ireland

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1984

Dr. Sheila Gilheany
Policy Officer
Institute of Physics in Ireland
c/o School of Physical Sciences
Dublin City University
Dublin 9
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 7007789
Fax: +353 1 7005384
email sheila.gilheany@iop.org
http://ireland.iop.org/
Optics in Ireland (PDF)

Islamic Republic of Iran

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1993

Prof. M.T. Tavassoly
Department of Physics,
University of Tehran,
Kargar shomally Avenue,
Tehran 14399-66951, IRAN.
Email:tavasoli@iasbs.ac.ir

Israel

Units: 2, votes: 2, member since 1972

Prof J Shamir
Territorial Committee for Optics
Electro Optics Laboratory
Department of Electrical Engineering
Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel
tel: +972 4 829 4738, fax: +972 4 832 3041, e-mail: jsh@ee.technion.ac.il

Italy

Units: 12, votes: 5, member since 1948

Prof. Massimo SANTARSIERO
Dipartimento di Fisica "Edoardo Amaldi"
Università Roma Tre
Via della Vasca Navale, 84
Tel: +39 06 5733 7207
Fax: +39 06 5733 7102
E-mail: santarsiero@fis.uniroma3.it

Japan

Units: 15, votes: 5, member since 1953

Prof. Yasuhiko Arakawa
The University of Tokyo
Director, Collaborative Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics
Professor Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, Director,
Nanoelectronics Collaborative Research Center
6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505 Japan
phone: +81-3-5452-5130 or 6245, fax +81-3-5452-6246
e-mail: arakawa@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Optical Society of Japan

Korea (Republic of)

Units: 3, votes: 2, member since 1975

Dr. Byoung Yoon Kim
Optical Society of Korea
811 Korea Science Technology Center
635-4 Yeoksam-dong, Gangam-gu
Seoul 135-703, Korea
Tel: +82 2 3452 6560
Fax:+82 2 3452 6561
E-mail: osk@osk.or.kr

Latvia

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 2002

Prof Janis Spigulis
Latvian Committee for Optics
University of Latvia, Physics Department and IAPS,
Raina Blvd. 19, Riga, LV-1586, Latvia
Tel/fax: +371 7228249, e-mail: janispi@latnet.lv
Optics in Latvia (650K PDF)

Lithuania

Unit: 1, votes: 1, member since 2003

Prof. Juozas Vidmantis Vaitkus
Head of Department of Semiconductor Physics
Director of Institute of Materials Science and Applied Research
Department of Semiconductor Physics
Vilnius University
Sauletekio Ave,
2054Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone:+ 827 36 60 71
Fax:+ 822
Private Ph: + 822
e-mail: juozas.vaitkus@ff.vu.lt
Lithuanian Institute of Physics

Mexico

Units: 2, votes: 2, member since 1972

Dr. Eric Rosas
Centro Nacional de Metrología
km 4,5 Carretera a Los Cués
76246, El Marqués, Querétaro, México
Tel: (++ 52 442) 211 0554
E-mail: erosas@cenam.mx / presidencia@amo-ac.org.mx

Moldova

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 2005

Prof.Andrei Andries
Director of Center of Optoelectronics
Institute of Applied Physics
Academy of Sciences of Moldova.
Academiei Street, 1.
20028 Chisinau
Moldova.
Tel/Fax: +373 22 739805
e-mail: andries@asm.md
http://www.asm.md

Morocco

Associate since 2002

Professeur Mustapha Haddad
Président de la Societé Maroccaine d'Optique (SMO)
Université Moulay Ismaïl
Faculté de Sciences Meknès
BP 4010 Beni M'hamed
Meknès, Marocco
Tel.: +212 555 388 70
Fax: +212 555 368 08
e-mail: mhaddad22@yahoo.fr

Professeur Mohammed Semlali
Société Marocaine d'Optique (SMOP)
Faculté des Sciences
Université Mohammed V ¬ Agdal
B.P.: 8811 Rabar-Agdal, Morocco
Tel: 212 66 30 06 51
Fax: 212 37 77 74 70
E-mail: medsemlali@hotmail.com
www.smop.apinc.org

Netherlands

Units: 4, votes: 3, member since 1948

Dr. J. J. H. B. SCHLEIPEN
Dutch Society for Optics and Photonics
Philips Research , WA 12, Prof. Holstlaan 4,
5656 AA Eindhoven, Netherlands
tel: 40 2745117, fax: 40 2744927, e-mail: jean.schleipen@philips.com
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Fotonica

New Zealand

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1974

Dr Jez Weston
Territorial Committee for Optics
Royal Society of New Zealand
PO Box 598, Wellington, New Zealand
tel: 64 4 470 5769, fax: 64 4 473 1841, e-mail: jez.weston@royalsociety.org.nz

Norway

Units: 3, votes: 2, member since 1981

Dr Jakob J. Stamnes
cs, ICO contact
Physics Department, University of Bergen, Allegaten 55, N 5007 Bergen
Norway
tel: +47 55 58 28 18, fax: +47 55 58 94 40, e-mail: jacobj.stamnes@fi.uib.no

Optical Engineering Society Taipei China

Units: 3, votes: 2, member since 1981

Dr. Yung S. Liu
Industrial Technology Institute
Bldg. 78, 195 Sec.4, Chung-Hsing Rd.,
Chutung 310, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.
tel: +886-3-13525, fax: +886-3-5913525, e-Mail: rocoes@itri.org.tw

Poland

Units: 4, votes: 3, member since 1948

Prof. K. Chalasinska-Macukow
Polish Territorial Committee of ICO
Div of Inf. Optics, Instit of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University, Pasteura 7, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
tel: 4822 8243958, fax: 4822 8222387, e-mail: kmacukow@mimuw.edu.pl

Romania

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1993

Prof. Valentin I. Vlad
National Institute of Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Romanian Center of Excellence in Photonics
Bucharest, Romania
Tel: +40 21 4574467, fax +401 423 1791 or +401 423 1470
e-mail: vlad@nipne.ro

Russia

Units: 18, votes: 6, mb. since 1981

Prof. Sergei N. Bagayev
Territorial Committee of ICO, President
Director, Institute of Laser Physics
Siberian Branch of the RAS, 13/3 Prospekt Lavrentyev, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
tel: +7 3832 332489, fax: +7 3832 332067, e-mail: bagayev@laser.nsc.ru
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Evgueni M. Zolotov
Territ. Committee for Optics., Vice Chairman
General Physics institute of the RAS, 38 Vavilov str, GSP-1, Moscow, 117942, Russia
tel: +7 095 1350210, fax: +7 095 135 0270, e-mail: zolotov@kapella.gpi.ru
Russian Academy of Sciences

Singapore

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1984

Dr S C (Siu Chung) Tam
Territorial Committee for Optics
School of Electrical and Electronic Eng., Division of Microelectronics, office S2-B2a-04, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Republic of Singapore 639798
tel: +65 7905501 or +65 9796 9049, fax: +65 7920415, e-mail: esctam@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg

Slovak Republic

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 1948

Dr. Dagmar Senderakova
Territorial Committee of ICO, Chairman
Komenski University, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Inf., Mlynska dolina F2, 84215 BRATISLAVA, Slovak Republic
tel: +421 2 60295391, e-mail: dagmar.senderakova@fmph.uniba.sk
http://www.fmph.uniba.sk/~senderakova/ko/OPSOC/ICO.html

Spain

Units: 4, votes: 3, member since 1948

Prof. Pedro Andres Bou
Universitat de Valencia
Facultat de Fisica
Dr. Moliner, 50
S-46100 Burjassot (Valencia)
Spain
Phone: +34 (6) 386 4343, Fax: +34 (6) 364 2345
e-mail: pedro.andres@uv.es
Optical Society of Spain

Sudan

Units: 1, votes: 1, member since 2008

Dr. Tahani S. Mohamed Shatir
The Sudanese Committee of Atomic, Optics and Lasers Science
P. O. Box 321-19, Code 11115
University of Khartoum,
Khartoum, Sudan.
Tel: 249912614425
e-mail: tahanism@yahoo.com

Sweden

Units: 8, votes: 4, member since 1948

Professor Fredrik Laurell
Chairman of the Swedish ICO Committee
The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Dept. of Laser Physics and Quantum Optics
AlbaNova University Center
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone +46-8-5537 8153
Fax +46-8-5537 8216
E-mail: fl@laserphysics.kth.se;
Web: http://www.laserphysics.kth.se

Switzerland

Units: 4, votes: 3, member since 1948

Prof Dr Hans Peter Herzig
SSOM, ICO Contact
Universite de Neuchâtel, Institut de Microtechnique, Rue A.L. Bréguet, 2000 NEUCHATEL, Switzerland
tel: (41)32 718 3270, fax: (41)32 718 3201, e-mail: HansPeter.Herzig@unine.ch
Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy
Activities of SSOM in the WYP 2005

Prof. Dr. habil. Thomas Graf
SSOM, ICO Contact
Director
Institut fuer Strahlwerkzeuge
University of Stuttgart
Pfaffenwaldring 43
D-70569 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 685 6840
Fax: +49 (0) 711 685 6842
e-mail: graf@ifsw.uni-stuttgart.de
www.ifsw.uni-stuttgart.de
www.fgsw.de