Contact us

Please note that different emails may be used depending on the issue:

General issues

For generic administrative issues related with The International Commission for Optics, please contact the ICO Secretary General, Prof. Dr. Humberto Michinel.

Membership Application

Articles 3a and 4 of the ICO Statutes and article 2 of the ICO Rules and Codes of Practice are applicable. To apply lease follow the instructions in the link below.


Apply 6 months prior to the event and before the first announcement to the ICO Associate Secretary by two deadlines: April 15 and October 15 of each year.

ICO Territories

Legal Domicile:

Institut d’Optique Graduate School, 2, avenue Augustin Fresnel, 91127 PALAISEAU Cedex – France.