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George Bayz Elected Optical Society Fellow Member

The Optical Society (OSA) has elected George Bayz, vice president of the Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys, as a Fellow Member. The OSA Fellows program recognizes members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. Bayz will formally accept the honor at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference in San Diego, Calif. in March 2018.

“Under George Bayz’s dynamic leadership, the Optical Solutions Group has developed numerous optical design software innovations that help customers deliver superior optical products to market faster,” said Dr. Howard Ko, general manager of the Silicon Engineering Group at Synopsys. “In addition, George has supported OSA by bringing his extensive business experience to volunteer leadership positions. We congratulate George on his election to OSA Fellow.”

george-bayz-thumbAt Synopsys, Bayz manages the CODE V imaging optics design software, LightTools illumination design software, RSoft products for photonic and optical communications system design, and LucidShape products for automotive lighting. He also manages the optical engineering services team. Prior to Synopsys, Bayz was president and CEO of Optical Research Associates (ORA) and served on its board of directors.

The election of Mr. Bayz to the 2018 OSA Fellows class recognizes his continuing contributions to the optics industry through his leadership at Synopsys as well as his volunteer service as treasurer of OSA. According to the organization’s website, the number of Fellows is limited by the Society’s bylaws to be no more than 10% of the total OSA membership and the number elected each year is limited to approximately 0.5% of the current membership total.

“I am honored to be elected a Fellow member of OSA,” said Bayz. “The Optical Society relies on volunteers across the organization, as journal editors, peer reviewers, conference organizers, and many other functions to achieve its goals. My involvement with The Optical Society and that of my OSG colleagues is only possible with the strong support and encouragement we receive from Synopsys.”

For more than 100 years, OSA has been driving awareness for optics and photonics. It does so by uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians, and business leaders worldwide. Thirty-four OSA members have been awarded a Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry, or physiology/medicine in the last century.