2018-2019 OSA\SPIE Officers


President Diana Mojahed
Diana is pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering under Professor Christine Hendon. Her research focuses on developing OCT tools for diagnosing breast cancer. Outside of research, Diana enjoys eating anything with buffalo sauce and boxing.

Vice President Sai Sunku
Sai is a PhD candidate in Applied Physics. His research focuses on polaritons in two-dimensional materials such as graphene and boron nitride. When he's not in the lab, he likes to hike, boulder and travel.

Treasurer Kevin Kwock
Kevin is an MS/PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering. He studies light-matter interactions at the nanoscale and is particularly interested in moving 2D materials towards optical and/or quantum computing applications. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Kevin enjoys meeting new people, ice cream and traveling.

Secretary Mirella Altoe
Mirella is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering. Her work involves using diffuse optical tomography to monitor breast cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy and develop methods for risk assessment. Mirella is from Brazil, and outside of research life, she enjoys traveling and photography.


OSA advisor Keren Bergman
Keren Bergman is the Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.

SPIE advisor Christine P. Hendon
Christine Hendon is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Her research interests are in developing optical imaging and spectroscopy instruments.