ACOP Member

posted Jun 29, 2018, 9:42 PM by Anand Asundi   [ updated Oct 20, 2018, 4:19 PM ]

Indonesian Optical Society                                                            Optical Society of MalaysiaOptical Society of Malaysia

                         Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore
                                                           Hội Vật Lý Việt Nam

(South East) Asian Commission on Optics and Photonics (ACOP)

posted Jun 24, 2018, 9:03 PM by Anand Asundi

Follow-up from meeting on June 23, 2018

1.     Use of ASEAN requires some formality so for now the group is the (South East) Asian Commission on Optics and Photonics (ACOP).
2.     Currently there are the following Optics/Photonics Societies. Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore (OPSS), Indonesian Optical Society (InOS), Thailand Optics and Photonics Society (TOPS); Optical Society of Malaysia (OSM).
3.     Since the Optics and Photonics community is small in most countries and are under the umbrella of the Physics Society or Electrical Engg. Society, we hope you can form a sub-set for Optics and Photonics, if you are not keen to start a separate Optics and Photonics Society. Vietnam is exploring this possibility.
4.     To provide communication to members in each ASEAN country, we need the names and contact details of two (2) representative persons from each country.
5.     Constitution is also attached. Please check it and suggest changes if any. We need to be formal if we wish to get ASEAN label in future.
6.     Proposal to have first ACOP conference in Thailand (possibly Phuket) in 2019 which is combination of the icOPEN2019 (OPSS) and ICPS (TOPS). Other societies would be supporting organization.
7.     Next ACOP meeting to be held at the above event to discuss and get bids for ACOP2020.
8.     You can provide a link to the ACOP website which is currently housed at

ACOP Member Organizations

posted Jun 17, 2018, 6:51 PM by Anand Asundi

Optical Society of Malaysia (OSM)
Physics Society of Philippines
Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore (OPSS)
Thailand Optics and Photonics Society (TOPS)
Vietnam Optics and Photonics

ACOP Meeting 2018

posted Jun 17, 2018, 6:48 PM by Anand Asundi

ASEAN Commission on Optics and Photonics (ACOP) Meeting

Location: Fusion@MAE, Block N3.1-B3c-06, Nanyang Technological University - Map

Date: 23 June 2018

Time: 9:30 am onwards

Contact: Rosmin (84380803); Anand (91702862); Qian Kemao (81265795)



9:30 am – Registration

10:00 am – Introduction to ACOP and OPSS by Anand Asundi

10:30 am – Introduction to TOPS (Prathan), InOS (Rahmat); Optics in Vietnam (Tuan Anh); Malaysia (TBC), Philippines (TBC), Other countries.

11:30 am – Discussion on ACOP including icOPEN2019 conference

12:30 pm – Lunch and continued discussion

1:30 pm – OpticsKit demonstration

2:30 pm – Lab visits/Industry presentations

4:30 pm – Final comments and discussion.


posted Jul 11, 2014, 4:16 PM by Anand Asundi   [ updated Jun 17, 2018, 6:46 PM by Anand Asundi ]

Formation of Optics and Photonics - ASEAN

posted Jul 8, 2014, 6:38 AM by Anand Asundi   [ updated Jul 20, 2014, 5:35 PM ]

A meeting was held on July 4th 2014 at the Centre for Optical and Laser Engineering under the auspices of the Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore to explore the possibility of setting up an ASEAN Commission on Optics and Photonics (AcOP) grouping of regional societies/organisation/associations with a mission to provide a regional forum for industry, researchers, academicians and students to network and collaborate through seminars, workshops, conferences and exhibitions and other social events.

At the inaugural meeting hosted by OPSS, members from Indonesia (InOS), Malaysia, Philippines,Thailand and Singapore met to discuss the formation of AcOP
Minutes of the meeting can be found here along with Optics and Photonics activities in the region.

Thailand - Contact: Dr. Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn and Dr.  Joewono Widjaja 

If you have any suggestions or know of any persons from Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR who might be interested in this, ask them to contact any of the above persons.

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