Professor McCall is being honored for his research in the development of ultrasensitive, ultrahigh resolution molecular ion spectroscopy methods that when combined with astronomical spectroscopy observations help elucidate chemical and physical conditions in interstellar clouds. Fellow membership in OSA is limited to no more than ten percent of the membership and is reserved for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics.
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light. OSA is preparing to celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2016 so the 2016 class of Fellow Members will truly be a special one for the society.
Dana Dlott was previously elected a Fellow of OSA.