About Us

Arctic Optica Student Chapter was founded in 2020 by PhD students dedicated to sharing their passion for optics and photonics with others. Based in Tromsø, we are an active and enthusiastic student chapter of Optica with events and activities taking place year-round. We like to keep up the energy and excitement, always welcoming new members to take part. Our current members work in various research groups such as Nanoscopy, Optical Sensors, Ultrasound, Pharmacy, etc.

Leadership 2023:
President: Mathias Novik Jensen
Vice President: Jehona Salaj
Secretary: Jon-Richard Sommernes
Treasurer: Abhishek Ranjan
Communications officer: Luis Villegas

Leadership 2022:
President: Abhishek Ranjan
Vice President: Jehona Salaj
Secretary: Dhanvin Koundinya (January-August)/ Luis Villegas (August-December)
Treasurer: Jon-Richard Sommernes
Communications officer: Mathias Novik Jensen

Leadership 2020-2021:
President: Abhishek Ranjan
Vice President: Nikhil Jayakumar
Secretary: Marek Vlk
Treasurer: Luis Villegas
Communications officer: Jehona Salaj