OSA recognises CUDOS postdoctoral researcher as 2015 Outstanding Young Professional


The Optical Society (OSA) has awarded CUDOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya as the 2015 Outstanding Young Professional.


Congratulations to Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya who has been awarded by OSA as the 2015 Outstanding Young Professional

The Annual 'Outstanding Young Professional Award' recognises significant contributions made by OSA Young Professional volunteers through their participation in the Young Professional Program. This Program matches members with volunteer opportunities that provide valuable, career-building experiences and facilitate networking with top researchers and business leaders from around the world.

CUDOS Hybrid Integration Deputy Project Leader Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya has been an active OSA member for many years, as a student and a young professional. He was one of the founding members and president of the OSA and SPIE Student Chapter at The Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. He is a former president of The University of Sydney OSA and SPIE Student Chapter which he now serves as the Student Chapter Advisor. He is currently the young professional representative for the OSA Member & Education Services Council.

First awarded in 2012, the Outstanding Young Professional Award is presented annually during the February OSA Winter Leadership Meeting. "This recognition shows the level of appreciation and commitment that I have for the international societies. Thanks to the OSA I have created a big network of amazing researchers and friends", says Casas Bedoya, who will be recognised during the next meeting in Washington, D.C. on 4th of February 2015. He will receive a certificate and travel reimbursement to attend the meeting. To be eligible for the recognition, individuals must be an active participant in the OSA Young Professional Program and a current member of OSA.