Dr. Tom Hausken

Dr. Tom Hausken

OSA Industry Development Associates

  • Title
    Senior Engineering Advisor
  • FPC Position
    Non-Voting Board Member


With over 40 years in optoelectronics, Dr. Hausken focuses on industry content at OSA—The Optical Society—as Senior Industry Advisor.  This includes OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates, a trade association within OSA), where he also held a position earlier in his career.  For 13 years until 2012, Dr. Hausken led market research and strategy consulting for lasers, image sensors, and a range of other photonic products at Strategies Unlimited.  He was also a telecom policy analyst at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and held R&D and production positions at Alcatel and Texas Instruments in photonics and electronics.  He has a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara, in optoelectronics.

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