Dr. Federico Furch named 2018 OSA Ambassador

In October of 2017 the Optical Society (OSA) announced the 2018 class of OSA Ambassadors. One member of this class is MBI researcher Dr. Federico Furch, who in the last few years has been responsible for the development of a state-of-the-art 100 kHz OPCPA laser system that is currently being implemented in attosecond experiments.(see Highlight link MBI website).

As stated in the press release by Chad Stark, president of the OSA Foundation, "OSA Ambassadors are dedicated to supporting OSA's student chapters and local sections, student members and other early career professionals. By sharing their experiences and knowledge, Ambassadors become an important component of OSA's professional development programs and outreach."

All OSA Ambassadors attended the spring leadership meeting at the OSA headquarters in Washington DC, in April of 2018. Moreover, they will attend the student leadership meeting taking place in September, also in Washington. As part of the Ambassadors program Federico has already engaged in activities with students chapters in Berlin, Potsdam, Argentina and Chile. He visited the Ukraine in early June, will visit Argentina and Chile in August, and India in October. During each of these activities he represents not only the OSA, but naturally, the Max Born Institute as well.

Recently, in June, Federico supported the BerlinOptik student chapter and 2016 OSA Ambassador Dr. Aline Dinkelaker in the organization of the career development event "working in Photonics in Berlin," where the Max Born Institute was represented by Prof. Marc Vrakking. He also organized a networking and information event for MBI students, where they were able to interact with the members of the BerlinOptik student chapter and the student chapter at Potsdam University.

Federico's OSA-related activities will continue throughout the year and MBI students that want to know more about OSA and the activities of student chapters are encouraged to contact him.

Further information

Dr. Federico Furch